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Men of Malvern, V. 7 No. 6 December 1945.
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Men of Malvern, V. 7 No. 6 December 1945.
Malvern Retreat House.
11 January 2014
Malvern Retreat House.
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O at the dinner. ‘Volume 7 D Q, Our Annual Dinner to be of Al Held January 30‘ Jos. F. Donovan Outlines Plans Of Annual Dinner! Chairman Advises Retreatants to Send Reservations Now In announcing the date of the Annual Reunion Dinner, which is set for January 30, 1946, Chairman Joseph F. Donovan stressed the fact that it is to be . a dinner of thanksgiving for the magnificent victory achieved. through God's help, by our No- tion, as well as for the safe re turn of the Men of lllalvern who served their Country so well in her hour of greatest need. Following custom, the dinner will be held in the Bellevuo- Strstford Hotel, and is sched- uled for 7 0'cl0Ck. P1’0mDl-1y. which means that. Like the exer- cises of the Retreats at Malvern. it will start on time. His Excellency, the Most Rev. Hugh L. Lamb, D.D., Auxiliary Bishop, has been extended a most cordial invitation to attend the dinner. The lay speaker for the occu- sion will be the Hon. Con luc- Cole, Mayor of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., who comes to us through the good graces of our former C. A. Captain Carl A. Leighton, pres- ently serving as President of the St. Alphonsus Retreat House of Tobyhanna, Ps.. in the Scran- ton Diocese. As in former years, the din- ner is set aside as the time for celebration and reinviguration for the task that lies ahead in the new Retreat season. And, as in each of.its predecessors, the celebration marks the achieve- ment of the goal set at the be- ginning of the previous year. For, almost without exception, oven in the years of-the depres- sion, the League has shown an onward and upward movement which is now marked by thc amazing total of more than 7,- 500 men in a single season. In spite of increases in the East of everything else, the Board of Directors voted to keep the price of the dinner tickets at $4, since the occasion is not one for seeking profit but only to cover upenses. Tables will be assigned in the order of payment, so get in touch with your Captain to ar- range for your ticket and place Remember the dat4.%January 30, 1946. Let us make this even the greatest in our history in thanksgiving for peace and victory. Congratulations President Truman recently nominated Rear Admiral John J. Manning, Navy Yard Group, to be chief of the Navy Bureau of yards and Docks, succeeding Vice Admiral Moreell. Admiral Manning has been director of the Eastern Pacific Division of the bureau with headquarters at San Francisco. Circulation Last Month 20,390 DECEMBER. "1945 Paul Foley Photo you and your fcrnul Our First Adoration May the Christ Child Whom. as Men of Malvem. we serve constantly throughout the yeccr. pour out upon "y His choicest blessings on this anniversary of His Natal Day. Wounded War Hero Visits Mulvem One of the most interesting retreatants attending St. Jo- seph's-in-the-Hills with the West Catholic Group was Lieut. John Donnelly who had completed 86 missions with the Seventh Air Force in the Central Pacific. John was navigator of a plane Lost and Found On a recent Retreat, a copy of a daily Missal, titled “The Cath- olic Missal," was left behind by a retreatant. It is cloth-bound, in black, and was compiled by Fathers Callnn and McHugh of, the Dominican Order. The owner may reclaim his Missal by call- ing, writing or ‘ ‘ ' to which was flying over Iwo Jima when Japanese ack-ack shot away the ship's instruments and John was injured in the eyes and left hand, leaving him par- tially blind. Despite this difhculty the plane landed safely with the assistance of another American sh. lp. The lieutenant is recuperating at the Valley Forge General Hospital and left the Retreat grounds with a special invita. tion from Captains'- Chairman John E. Green to his buddies at the hospital to make a retreat as guests of the Retreat League. ‘ Number 6 Malvern Beats All Attendance Records As Greatest Year Comes to a Close Preparation and Service of 60,000 Meal; ‘But One of Many Tasks That Made Achievement Possible In the exactly recorded pages of history, the year 1945 will go down in the annals of Malvern as having had the greatest at- tendsnce up to that time. But what an untold story shall re- main hidden in the “between the lines” interpretation for all who care to seek it out. Retrecitcmt Hero Wins Purple Heart Technical Sergeant Joseph F. Stork, of the William F. White Memorial Group, was recently awarded the Purple Heart at the Walter Reed Hospital in Washington where he is recuper- ating from the loss of a leg suffered on Okinawa. Joe entered the service on May 1, 1943 and, after two months’ training in Atlantic City, was sent to Florida for assignment to the 960th En- gineers Aviation Topographical Company which was destined to lay out roads and air strips in the jungles of the Pacific Islands. Joe had spent many years with the Bureau of Sur- vey and Engineering, City of Philadelphia. His first stop was Port Mares- by, enroute to New Guinea Then, on D-Day plus 2, the 960th was at Leyte, ready to re- peat its performance in New Guinea. Although it wasn't ex- actly a sightseeing tour, Joe got to see quite a bit of the Philippine Islands, including 9. view of Manila while it was burning. He also served with the Navy Seabees at Samar. In June of this year, he went with an advance party to Okinawa. It was there, in July, that the explosion of a Jap bomb hurled a large piece of coral a half- mile through the air and took his right leg with it. When Joe comes home on fur- lough he will be wearing six campaign stars on his Pacific ribbon. We pray that he will soon be joining us at Malvern. Headquarters, 1823 Arch Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. Rittenhouse 9172. Loyalty Plus Perhaps the most ardent foot- bull rooter Villa Nova has is Bill Connolly of Bob 0’Connell‘s Group. Former Villa Nova stu- dent, Bill has missed but three games during the last twenty years going as far as Los An- gelcs to root for his favorite team. A Little News Item Collins McGovern’s new ar- rival is a. boy. Dad is a member at the Mother's Day Group. Joseph V. Starr, organist of the group, has just been hnnor- -‘-'7“ By Malone ably discharged from the armed forces. M 52-; , 11, from The Brooklyn Tablet. A Tlluumlr run cnnlsrmm. Vs-X ‘ Icy lm . FoIture.Christ in all of your CHRlSTmss cards. ,A=Wesotopm-s,theseason is drawing rapldjy go 3 do”. and in many respects it ha, been the most unusual season in the history of our League. As the score now stands, up. have had 7,302 etreatants at Mslvern during 1945, and two Retreats remain on the sched- ule. Thus it will mean that with an nverage of less than 100 each for the two Retreats we shall “V9 Passed the long hoped for 7,500 men in one season. Wh an you add to this the fact that because of our limited ea-‘ pacify it was necessary, during the course of the present year, to turn away more than 1,000 men who had already signed-up with dennite reservations-some even had paid in advance-it makes us wonder just how many we could have accommodated at Malvern if we were properly equipped for such numbers. Another hurdle that limits the attendance is the fact that the calendar does not contain a snai- cient number of week-ends, be- cause Captains’ Chairman John E. Green has definite requests for at least five more from as many groups who seek to hold their own Retreat. Among these are several college alumni’ asso- cia ‘ans. In discussing the situation, Executive Vice-President Wil. liam M. Lennox hit the nail squarely on the head when he said we have been operating by the grace of God and, he hoped, through the guidance of, the Holy Ghost; for, he declared, such accomplishments am not achieved by mere mortals but through Divine assistance. He urged all to work and pray for a. spiritual success, because, he said, mere numbers are not the yardstick by which God shall measure what is being done at St. Joseph's-in-the-Hills. Only, he asserted, when our men grasp the full sig-niticance of what is meant by spiritual progress, and bend every effort to stem the tide of ii-religion, shall Mslvern be fulfilling its full duty to Church and State. This splendid achievement was made possible only through the cooperation of our Sisters, the Order of the Mission Workers of the Sacred Heart who, in ad- dition to their multiple duties, will hsve prepared and served close to 60,000 meals. luv and Sadness We express our sincere sym- pathy to Retreatant Frank J. Warvolis on the recent loss of his beloved parents who passed away within a short time at each other. May they rest in peace! We congratulate him and Mrs. Warvolis on the arrival of a baby git-l,Janet, in November.