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Men of Malvern, V. 7 No. 2 July 1945.
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Men of Malvern, V. 7 No. 2 July 1945.
Malvern Retreat House.
11 January 2014
Malvern Retreat House.
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MEN of MALVERN s Volume 7 Seven Out of Eightl One of our most sincere Men ‘.1 Malvern sends the following asking especially that it be re- XJ “ported anonymously: “Our boy. Richard, is a brok- en-hearted 4-Fer, rejected three times. He and seven other lads went through Holy innocents grade school and most of the eight went to St. Augustine’: High School. “Richard volunteered three times. No dice! His friends all entered the service. A month ago I was shocked to learn from my son that six of them had died! John Terrence, a Marine, had not been heard from in more than two monthsl “I arrived in New York this morning and, on calling up home, my wife told me that she and all the Holy Innocents parishioners were asked to pray for John Terrence, who had been killed in action on Okinswal “Seven out of seven! And the eighth out of eight, champing at the bit! “Let us all follow the sage advice of St. Ignatius, to wit: ‘Let all pray as though every- thing depended on God, and let us all work as though everything depended on us.’ “Seven out of eight! And the eighth couldn't qualifyl Each of them a ‘swell ieller,’ a ‘grand y’ . . . each of them a sign- oost painting the way . . . each of them a fiower plucked just short of maturity . . . each a reminder that we owe so much to those who follow us . . . that seven out "of eight young men gave their all, their life blood, that we who survive could and should carry on their struggle!" Hail. Maryl Associate Captain Joseph D. McGuire, of the Leighton-Perez Group, set his alarm clock for 2:00 A. M. on May 23, his Per- petual Rossry Day and his usual hour for reciting the Rosary. Shortly after, he received a telephone call from his son. Bob, recently reported missing in action, who had just arrived from Paris by plane at a near- by airport. Joe and Mrs. McGuire im- mediately raced to the field and were privileged to have 24 hours with their boy. They bundled Bob into their car and headed for home. They arrived but a short time when the clock rang out at 2:00 A. M. Joe writes: “I had my hour, Bob had his hour, and Mother had hers. The old routine that was broken up by war, was once again resumed on the first night of Bob’s re- turn." Bob, recently reported miss- .ng in action, has had some hor- rifying experiences in battle and in prison camp. He is now at Halloran Hospital, Staten Island, N. Y., for a. build-up. Good luck to Bob. Marines Buy Bonds Pfc. Thomas J. llIcNulty and Pfc. Robert J. Furey, USMC, both have donated Bonds for Malvern from the Pacific. They are members of Dr. Furey’s Group. Circulation Last Month 19,420 Copies JULY, I945 They're Only a Prayer Away - - - By Frank Love SILENCE n HHW The Name's O'Connell Rev. Joseph A. O'Connell, of the Cathedral Parish, gave the closing Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament at the re- cent retreat of his brother, C. A. Captain Bob O'Connell. - Mrs. Mary V. O'Connell, ,be- loved mother of Bob and Father O'Connell, celebrated her 75th birthday on Memorial Day. Mass was celebrated at the Church of the Sacred Heart, Manoa, by her son, which was attended by her daughter, Mrs. John B. Line- han and her other sons, Lt. Com. William F'., George 13., Robert A., and their families. We join the members of the O'Connell clan in extending our hearty congratulations to Moth- er O'Connell. Can You Top It? Some months ago we printed the challenge of Board Director S. A. Rudolph, who claimed the record for the most sons in the service, five in all. Along comes Itetreatant Jos- cph A. Locknrd, of the Leighton- Perez Group, who not only has five sons in the armed forces, but also a daughter. These are S%Sgt. Joseph F., Cpl. George V., Lt. Edward T., John Lee and James R. in the Navy, and Lt. Mary Helen, Navy Nurse. “In case of a tie,” says Joe, “my stepson, Harold C. 0’Con- nor, is also in the Navy." Tom Heads Lions Thomas W. Mulrooney, Cap- tain of the Wilmington Men of Malvern, was recently elected President of the Wilmington Lions Club for the coming year. In Tom's cabinet will be James A. Horty, Associate Captain, Wilmington Men of Malvem, who will act as Chairman of the Finance Committee. Get Well Soon. Pat We are sorry to report that one of Malvern’s greatest Work- ers, Pat Robinson, is in the Jet’- ferson Hospital for a slight operation as we go to press. VVE9 ask the prayers of all Men of Malvern for his speedy recovery. Ioseph G. Buch Joseph G. Buch, of the Col- lingswood Group, former grand exalted ruler of the Elks and chairman of the New Jersey Crippled Children's Commission, died on June 21 at his home in Trenton. ) In 1928 he was awarded a civic cup by former Gov. Morgan F. Larson of New Jersey as the outstandin citizen of Trenton. lie was vicc-president of the Stacy-Trent llotel when he died, and for the last 17 years was chairman of the protective com- mittee of the American Hotel Association, May he rest in peace. Married in New York Retreatant Nicholas D'Alonzo, Bob O’Connell's Group, was host at a bachelor dinner for his son, Joseph M. D’Alonzo, on May 29 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. Among those present were Dr. Gibbons, Father Lavin, Nick Cassetti, Eugene Forte, Louis Casciato, Dan Quinlan, George O'Connell, Frank Adams, Ralph DeLucia, Tommy Distefano, Bob O'Connell, Ted Hspp, Anthony C. Porreca, Guilio Ranieri and Mario Ranieri. Joe was married to Miss Ber- nadette Ricciardi in the Church of St Francis Xavier, New York City, on June 2. Associate Cap- tain Ted Happ, of the same group, was best man. The Group's Associate Cap- talns presented Joe with a Daily Mass Missal as a wedding gift. It's a Boy Lieutenant (j.g.) William F. Lcahy, USN, and Mrs. Leahy are receiving congratulations on the birth of a son, William F’. Leahy, Jr., on June 18. Mrs. Leahy is the former Miss Jeanne Myers Lamorclle, daugh- ter of Board Director and Mrs. Joseph A. Lamorelle of Green Mill Farms, Overbrook, with whom she is residing while Lieu- tenant Leahy is on duty in the Pncihc area. Number 2 Living Sister Of St. Therese Sends Message John E. Green Is Recipient of Nun’: Autographed Prayer Captains’ Chairman John .13. Green was thrilled recently to receive a message from Carmel de Lisieux, in France, dated April 10, 1945. In a clear, distinct handwrit- ing, the message read: “Dear Mr. Green: We do not know whether you are a priest or a secular. Whatever you may be, we pray for you and we hope that our Saint (Therese) will let tell her roses always more abundantly on you and on your work. Enclosed is a picture autographed by Rev. Mother Agnes of Jesus. Yours sincerely in Jesus and Mary, The Car- melites." Mother Agnes of Jesus is one of the two living sisters 01 St. Therese, the Little Flower, who died in 1897. Before entering the Order, her name was Pauline Martin. The other living sister, the former Olive Martin, is Sister Genevieve of the Holy Face. There were five sisters, all’ nuns, four of whom became Car- melites, the other joining the Visitation Order. One sister, Marie, died in 1940. Leonette died in 1941. ‘ On the back of the picture of St. Therese, autographed by Mother Agnes, was the following message: "I pray my Saintly libtle Sis. ter to bring you always closer to the road of love for God and of confidence in His infinite Mer- cy.” It was signed, “Sister Agnes of Jesus." This is the result of a message which John mailed in 1941 to the good Carmelite Nuns which later was returned to him stamped “Delivery Suspended" due to the war emergency. John decided to try again last year and he enclosed the envelope -bearing the latter notation. Mother Agnes’ autograph fol. lowed in reply. Although Mother Agnes’ mes- sage was addressed to John Green, we feel sure that all Men of Malvern were included in the message which she sent. Per- haps, Mother Agnes, when she sees our publication, may decide to send us a special message, since so many of our Men are so devoted to her Saintly Sister, The Little Flower. Her Silver Iubilee Sister M. Amalia, M.S.C., who has served thousands of meals to Men of Malvern at St. Jos- eph's-in-the-Hills. recently cele- brated her Silver Jubilee as a member of the Order. It was observed by a special Mass in the Chapel which was celebrated by Father Levin, and a dinner in the evening during which she was congratulated by Sister M. Alfrieda, M.S.C., Su. perior. We add our sincere congratu- lations.