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Men of Malvern, V. 15 No. 1 January 1953.
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Men of Malvern, V. 15 No. 1 January 1953.
Malvern Retreat House.
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-r-n-+3.4 d X Rom-minor, oi u.alvsn.-r..,, 3 lhlhni of MAIEVERN I-in-inl>un caution to Koev tho Holy silonu on vour Amoco Volume 15. Circulation Last Month, 23,630 JANUARY, 1953 Number I or. Gibbons robe Honor Guest at Banquet hlsw CHARGE ma gosiolsaohds; DINNER DETAILS ssr Malvern Rector Appointed Nativity ‘Church Pastor Served I7 Years at Mnlvern, Saw Attendance Grow to Record-Breaking Figure in 1952,- Father William .1. Kane ts Successor By .l.-Ullis J. TIGIIE Rev. James w. Gibbons, I>.o.. LL.D., rector of St. Joseph's-ill-the- Hills since April 1936 has been appointed pastor or the Church of the Nativity. l3.V,Iil. - Announcement of the promotion was made by the chaneery orrice on Friday, ncceniber 25, 1952, by direction of His lsxcelluncy, the Most. new Archbishop, John F. 0’I-Inra, Dr. Gibbons’ successor to the ‘rec- torship or the liialvorn Retri-at House is Rev. Vllilliam J. Kane, who has been vice-Rector since July 1947. During the 17 years Dr. Gibbons served as hector at Malvcrn he has seen the Retreat grow zrom an an- ’nual attendance of 8,966 to the 1952 record-breaking year at 12,203 rc- treatants. A large part of this tre- mendous increase is, in the words of James A. oougherty, secretary n! the Laymen’s Week-End Retreat League, “a silent tribute to a great priest and a splendid man." while the sudden transfer of Dr. Gibbons came to the Men of Mal- vern with much regret, it served lo bring into rocus his many one quali- ties which have made him a popular and beloved iigure at St. Joseph’:- in-the-Hills and an able, sincere and devoted priest. Many Tributes . . . Among the many tributes to his zeal came from Sheriff wiliiam M. Lennox, executive vice president of the Retreat League. . sheritr Lennox was chosen chair- man of the Captains’ Association about the same time Dr. Gib ons ar- rived at liialvern to replace the late Bishop corrigan, when Bishop cor- rigan was named president of catho- lic university at Washington. Thus it happened that both Dr. into its present stand- ing as the largest laymen’s retreat group in the world. “Those early years," Sheriff Len- nox said in a letter of tribute he sent to Dr. Gibbons, "were a chal- n (continued on page four) C.S.C-y D.D. John J. Cabrey Dies; Helped Build League Passing at ‘Grandfather ot the Iiltilvern Retreat" Sutldens All; Benefoiztlons Were Boundless John Cabroy, aireotionately known as “the grandrather of the Malvern Retreat," died in Presby- terian Hospital on Tuesday, De- cember 23. 1952. He was 69. One of the founllrrs of the Lay- men's Week-End Retreat League, he not only picked the present site of st. Joseph’:-in-tile-Hills, but gave the retreat house its name. John cabrey did more to promote Mal- vern than perhaps any other single individual. ‘ was his vision and his ideas that have made Malvern what it is today, the largest laymen's retreat group in the world. Mr. cubrey, founder and presi- dent of the Textile Service C0,, dyers, at Jasper, and 1-luntingdoh Sts., lived at VVindsor and Nar- berth Aves., Narberth. He was a director of the National Bank there. Long active in Catholic charities in this area, and particularly in- terested in work among Negros John cabrey was the “spsrlt:plug" largely responsible also for the glow: of Malvern. Through the years, from the time when week-end groups numbered less than a score of men, it was John cabrcy who paid on the deficits; it was John cabrcy who turned‘ a childrcn’s playhouse into what is now st. Joseph's shrine; it was John cabrcy who proposed the 15-minute intimate adorutions in the chapel, he also instituted the carrying charge club. (continued on page four) I The Rector’: Peregrinations By IEV. WILHAM J. KANE on the opening day or the Eucharistic congress in Barcelona, in the Church 0! the Sagrada Fnmilia, 1 very touching scene took place. Some 5,000 youngsters, who had only recently made their First Holy Com- munion, gathered for a Mass in honor of Blessed Pope Pius X, the Page of the Eucharist. Among 0 that outstanding features were: a Mass for the military, a most colorful event; . Mass for the employers and employees or Catholic Spain, at which two representatives, one an employer and the other an employee, read acts 0! consecration to Christ in the Blessed sacrament; a liiass for the family at which the father of the largest family (four- teen children), the father of the family numbering the most martyr- on saturday, May 31, a most niem. orable and unique event took place.‘ At.Montiiuioh stadium, where dur- ing the civil war 0! less than two ceremony. several hundred Bishops were in st- tendance, as well as thousands of the laity. To those who attended, this liiass ordination was the most impressive of all the Congress ob- ear! I . - imoro by ii. A ”Adoration ofthe Kings” This immortal painting by Peter Paul Rubcns (I577-I610) depicts the nllering of the First Gills of Gold, Frankincense and .‘l)'r'l'lI to Our Infant Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. The First Eplphltly. . Ami when my soul the star they rejoiced erceedinplp, and ‘ entering the house they [amid the child with Mary, His Illnlher, and falling down they wivrahippzd Him and npililiily their treoourr. they oiered Him yijlsof Gold, Ft-ankirlccvlse and M rrh’ T.'W. Mulrooney, . Elected to,Board Thomas w. Mulrooney, of the wil- ininxzlon croup, was elected a mom a bar of the Board of Directors of the Layman’: Week>En4l Retreat Dengue, to fill the unexpired term of the late Paul P. Fink, of Allen- town. The election was held at the regular November meeting of the - board. . lilulrooney, who made his nrst re- trcnt at lilalvern in 1934 and n year lao-r organised the ' Group. is looked u not innuentisl catholic lnyman in . the Diocese of Wilmington. Last yr-nr he led his 18th annual retreat to St. Joseph‘;-in-(be-Hills, bringing alnnlz 270 men from the Delaware clt)'- . In 1951 hlulrconey was named by Gov. Elbert N. Carvel, Delaware, as chairman of a Zlhmembcr commis- sion charged with the responsibility to stud)’ and make recommendations on the needs of young people of the state. At the time of his appoint- ment, lllulrooney was director of the child development and guidance for ; Wilmington schools. liiulrooney originally was chosen as in member of the Board of Direc- . tors in 1940 and served for 10 years. II -(Mivrruaw 2:9-12.) ‘Malvern Retreats Drew l2,208 in 1952 The year of 1952 established is ’record for rotreatants at hialvern, with 12,203 men attending so dual retreats there. . Rev. James L.L.n., w. ‘ cibbons, no the 40-years of the league's history. lilslvern's opening year was ma, ,wl:ien two retreats were am-nilesl , by 525 men. , “The amazing growth of the re- treat movement," rather Gibbons said, "could be attributed to the apostolic zeal of the men who made up the Captains’ Association. "This group," be explained, "recruits prospects throughout the year and, aided by the Mslvern board of gov- ernors, had gained remarkable auc- CCSI." A totnl of 195 men ‘made the last retreat ol 1952 under the direction at Matthew H. Mcclosky, ard. liieanwhile, '1'. Walter lilccrath, chairman of the captains‘ Associa- tion. has announced that the 1353 season will commence on January (Continued on page four) ACT NOW-35 Rooms Have Already Been >Subs:rlbed IMEMORIALS - New BUILDING ' ST.JOSEPH'$-IN-THE-Hlll$ FURNISHING OF SINGLE ROOM. . . . I . . .$250.00 A (lNClUDiNG sittss MEMORIAL ruirrl Write to the Retreat Master Rev. William J. Kano, Mulvern, Pa. MAKE CHECKS PAVAIIE to LAVMEN’$ WEEK-END RETIEAI IEAGUE rector-retreat-master, said . -.the past year was the greatest in Buckley of Yale tolspeak. at Annual Fete, Feb. 3 By TIIIHIAS I‘. 0'.‘tl.-XLLISY Dr. Gibbons is to be the guest of honor of the Men or Mlalvcrn, and ivilliam F. Bucldtty, .lr., young author or the controversial boolt, “God and lillan at Yale," will be the principal speaker at the annual dinner to be held in convention llali, Tuesday night, February 3, 1953. McGrcinery Granted De La Sulle Medal By Joslzi-ll r. w.u.sli u. s.. Attarni-y General James P. lilccrunery is the recipient of the De La salle lilt-dul, the annual award of the American congress for Civil, Social and industrial Achieve- inent. ward was presented by the 1-). Alfred, president tics and the busic principles of our country." lilore than 1500 religious, civic, industrial and political loaders from Philadelphia, New rork and wash- ington attended the dinner, Decem- ber 15, in the Bcllevue-Stratfartl, where hiccranory was honored. Hu- bert J. lioran. Jr., chairman of the atrair, said that can more wanted to attend but could not, due to lack or room. . Landed by rruinai. able to attend. The President wrote that the group was honoring "a real patriot. We need this kind of pub- lic servant." It is renlembercd that President Truman is mourning the recent. death of Mrs. Truman‘: mother, Mrs. Dnvid Wallace, . In ncceptingthc award. the At- torney General,‘ nn alumnus of La resentative of the many who respect the laws of the Nation. ‘ ' e warned that only religion, coupled with the awakened con- science or mankin , can‘ prevent a total global conllict. "rbe danger which now threatens the Republic we cherish has its source in irre- ligion which ineiies men to bate. llate is the otrspring of atbeistic return to the spiritual ideals of our forefathers; a rualtirmntion of eternal principles, and by loosing the shackles of grci-d for wealth And power." he said. > More Like Him Needed General Walter Bcdell Smith, di- rector or the central intelligence Agency and a former ambassador to Russia said “we nee many more men like him in the Cabinet."‘0ther speakers included the Rev. Brother E. Stanislaus, president of La Salle college; Joseph W. Henderson, pres- ident of the Philadelphia Lawyers Club, and Dr. Edward M. Walsh, president of the Philadelphia Com- mission on Honor Roll Awards. That announcement has just been made by sheriir William M. Lennox, general chairman oi the airair. Lennox, It the same time, reiter- uted that on the basis of reserva- tions so (or received by John Green, general rice-chairman, the 1953 reto- will surpass all others‘ from the standpoint of brilliance and attend- ance. Toastmaster for the occasion will be John J. Sullivan, president or the Layunsn's week-End Retreat Loaizue. Must Rev. J. Carroll Mccur-rnick, Archbishop. John F. O'Hara, will de- liver the Invocation. was Ysle Edilor . In addition to the guest speaker, the battery or oratory will include Dr. James IV. Gibbons, liIalvern's new rccwr Father William 1. Kane, T. Walter hIcGrath, chairman of the Captains‘ Association. and others. Buckley, one of the outstanding young writers to porn above the literary horizon in the last decade, ,was an editor of the Yale Daily lieview and a popular leader at the university during his student days. lie was a mern r of the debating team that deteated England‘: Ox- iord group, a few years ago, on the subject of “Socialism vs. Capitalism" shortly stter Buckley was grsdu. ated last year, he sat down to write a book based on a 1 ng record of analyzing political thinking. its title alone was attention-as-resting, but its context aroused a storm of pro- test. from many educational institu- tions, but also brought about a great deal of soul-searching and solo. examination on the part of these schools. sounds warning Buckley, 25, now is an editor of The dmencon Mercury and has con. is-ihuted numerous articles to many 1'niII(n innltration or harmful ideas into the teachings of many of the country's private institutions of hnrher learning. "Why is it." he asks. "that uni. and the world face todayt" rhe answer, he believes, is that "Americans are too trusting and too generous. ' He warns, however, that it is time that Americans "took a long look" at. the "mastertul job” of selfish and insidious groups "invading our com- puses." “Not a single campus in America has escaped this sly invasion-the smoothest and most diabolical in the (continued on page three) OFFICIAL NOTICE e Annual Meeting of (he hymen‘: Week-End Retreat League at Philadelphia will be held on Thursday evening. I-nuuy 22. 1953. in the hall of the Cltholic Youth Association. 1519 Arch St. at 8:30 o'cloc s ""=Me=t ’ I Rooms will be located Tn various tloors according election tor these places will be held. All Mrn of (- on the closing day the Cardinal ‘ to order of payment lilslreru are privileged to attend this meeting and are ' Legute celebrated rontincal lllass l s i -. invited to do so. - llonor it':e ‘Living, in the newly dedicated Plaza de Pin . Cammemaraie the Dead XII. More than 500,000 attended, .. (Continued on tinge two) JAMES A. DOUGHERTY, Secretary. to them in their homes and hospi. rlsilsdelnhia, December 1,1952. tale and other places orcontinenient.