2 < "MEN .1 MALVERN
. With Retreats of March
Joseph M. Delono Group
Having attained an all-time
high in attendance last year, his
secopd year in charge after hav-
ing relieved Lt. Joseph E. Cook
when he was called to the col-
ors,' Captain DeLone is con-
6 cerned about “holding the line”
I . of 162, the attendance of last
. as e4 ,.,,,,
This will be the 14th annual
visit of the group to Malvern
and, from the reports to the
Captain, the only thing that
keeps them from setting an en-
tirely new League record is the
ceiling attendance of 170 men.
One of the tenets of this group
is said to have been to always
have a new leader ready for any
emergency, and to this end Cap-
tain DeLone has appointed As-
sociate Captain Paul J. Green-
halgh to be co-Captain of the
group. From all reports, the
idea is working splendidly.
Evory‘mon who has ever made a Retreat at St. loseph's-in-tho-
Hills has probably stood exactly where I stood tonight. near the !lag-
pols bosids the sun dial. looking down over the sloping lawn that
loses itsell in tho distant undorbrush. But I doubt it any man ever
I Mnlvorn in the same beautilul light in which I saw it bathed
tonight-in the white light of a lull winter moon.
The Tri-Pnrli 12 Group
An open week-end on March
9 came in very handy to serve
former League Secretary Rich-
ard T. Mcsorley, Esq., who had
agreed to turn his regular week-
end over so that the Captains’
Conclave could be accommodated
on January 26.
Then, because Walter Mc-
Grath’s Group had become too
large, it was arranged that two
Much of the winter has passed into oblivion. gone with the wintry of his Associate Captains’
blasts and snow storms that harassed men and chilled the good earth. Gewge D- Ermentmut and
Tonight a blanket of immaculate snow. lrssh rmd unsoiled iron: the James E. MacDcrmott, would
Hand ol God. covers the lawn and lies resplendent in the light ol a form 5 new group; but all the
moon-that shimmers through the maiestic trees standing at attention weekends were taken‘ Fouowg
M“ "1". nnhnelm ing the ideal which has ani-
In the dead stillness that settled down on this voritoblo wondab mated him since the beginning
land I stood looking at the moon. in the fullness ol its beauty. poised of the Rem3,,gs,in 1913, captain
high over the Woodland Chapel of Our Lady. us though proclaiming Mcsorley agreed that the new
with the illuminated heavens tho glory cl God. Captains could make up a part
of his group, and since the ven-
ture was an entirely new one
it was quickly arranged that
way, with the result that it now
looks as though the new Re-
treat will have to soft pedal
in order to hold itself within
. . . in the white light of a full winter moon
The thought crossed my mind ol how the moon is associated sym-
bolically with the Blessed Virgin. and how. throughout the year. men
walk across the lcrwn ol the Retreat House chanting the praises ol
Mary in the terms officially used by tho Church: "Salvo Regina."
"Hail. Holy Queen." as they go to the dining hall: “Ave Maria." "Ho-il
as they say their beads alter supper: "Stohat Mater Dolorosu
. . . “ as they go from Station to Station in the Via Crucis.
Tonight under the moon. the queen of the heavens. there were no
voicss ol men liltad here in praise ol the Heavenly Queen. The silent
night ocbood only the still voices ol tho stars. Never to my knowledge
were the stars in such glory as is theirs tenighL It must have been a
night like this when the Magi were inspired to wonder in search for
tho Eternal Light.
Benjamin A. Pulladino Group
In their recruiting last year
this group, then arranging for
their 5th annual Retreat, called
a halt on all the Associate Cap-
I shall never see the heavens again as they appeared tonight-- tains two weeks before the Re-
lilty years will pass. I on: told. bolero they proclaim again such glory treat, because they feared to
to God. The stun seem to nod recognition toward the moon sun us go over the ceiling limit. You
man how in vonoration belore Our Lady.
In the western skies an to be seen the luminous celestial hodios.
The last time the eyes ol men saw this particular parade ol planets
across the skies Mcrlvern did not exist. The years pass so rapidly.
Looking at the heavens on a night such as this is like listening to a
glorious symphony. It is es Ratrecrt meditation.
l wanted to stay longer out there under the moon. but I remem-
hnrsd the words on the sun dial. “Tempus Fugil" (time llies)-and I
had to Enish my office.
Come to hlalvern on Good Friday
And LeI."Us Pray!
On Good Friday. March 30. hundreds of Man ol Mnlvsrn will
flock to SL Ioseph's-in-tho-Hills to be present during the observa-
tion ot the ‘Three Hours‘ Agony." Exercises shall begin at one
o'clock in order to give those who are employed during tho
morning hours the opportunity of arriving for the start of the
An express train will lscrvs Broad Street Station at 12:04.
arriving at Pooli at l2:IlS. thence to Mnlvsm by taxi. or by bus
which stops at Paoli at l:O2 P. M. Ono may also take the P. 6 W.
lrom 69th Street at l2:l3. changing to bus at Strnllord which is
duo at Malvorn at l:D9. ' ' .
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than over. Here is a line opportunity to do so. Como yourssll iii‘! V
and bring a mole lriond. especially a prospective rotrsntonl.
Mi-:N or MA].
Suhsaipriaa (sun: on n.
under tbs An ol Murll 3. H7’
Jsmu W: Gmbons. D.D.. Brunt
may remember that this was
the group which rose from 12,
in 1940, to an attendance of 116
in 1943; truly a remarkable
achievement, for which all credit
was given the able leader,>Csp-
Palm Sunday Group
Thomas P. Lowry, Jr., Captain
Although Tom Lowry is des-
ignated the C. A. Captain of the
Palm Sunday Group, he very
modestly insists that he is
merely a co-Captain in company
with Joseph A. Lamorelle, Esq.,
League Treasurer; Arthur P.
Baugh, Jr., now serving Uncle
Sam, and William J. Beatty, Jr.,
who also serves as secretary of
Even throughout the recruit-
ing period last year Tom was ac-
tively identified in a special
capacity with the Army, a post
he was able to relinquish re-
cently to return to his own auto
business in Chestnut Hill.
While the group had a splen-
did attendance of 137 on its
last Retreat, the Captain is
very optimistic in that he is
Certain the number will be even
higher when they arrive at
Malvern on March 23.
Holy Week Group
Paul Reap Bohan, Captain
Although actively identified
with the Holy Week Group for
a number of years as secretary,
Captain Bohan took command
only last year, and on his first
attempt set a new attendance
record of 152 men. It was stated
then that although the ceiling
for attendance was set at 170
for the other Retreats, it might
be necessary to keep the Holy
Week Group to a number ap-
proximating last year, for the
reason that the special exer-
cises of Holy Thursday and Good
Friday limited the adoration
periods as well as other features
of the week-end Retreats.
Originally limited to mem-
bers of the Board of Directors
and Captains, who were pres-
ent merely to carry out the du-
ties necessarily incumbent upon
a proper presentation of the
ceremonies, a gradual increase
in the spiritual exercises have
caused it to be recognized as a
full-fledged Retreat and one of
the best attended throughout the
Artist Presents Painting to
At right is Robert McGovern, gifted artist. who made the pointing shown. At left is Alexander
Farah. of Lonni. Penna., who contacted the artist. and the letter’: son. See story on page one.
Saved From the Jops
The fall of Manila had a
particular signiilcanco to
Man of Malvern when it
was learned ihat the son
of to League's former
Secretary was among those
freed. See story on page
Prosit Club News
The Prosit Club's annual
Communion and Breakfast will
be held on Sunday, May 20.
Place, menu and price will he
New members received at the
last meeting were Messrs. John
Diamond, Raymond Prat, John
Wade, Thomas Callahan, Charles
Collins, Joseph Durante. James
Gaughan, Patrick Campbell and
Frank Martin, Jr., recently
reported missing, is now re-
covering from injuries in a
hospital overseas, according to
information received by his
family from the Red Cross.
Captain Max Sorensen re-
cently visited Pvt. George Kear-
ney at the Valley Forge Hos-
pital. George, popular Prosit
Club member, was former secre-
tary of the Associate Captains.
After being seriously wounded
in France, he was tlown back
to the United States‘.
He was struck by a bomb
while seeking shelter, causing‘
the loss of one eye and seriously
injuring the other. Captain Sor-
ensen asks the prayers of all
Men of Mslvern that the skill
of our doctors may save the
sight of this fine soldier.
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