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Men of Malvern, V. 16 No. 1 January 1954.
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Men of Malvern, V. 16 No. 1 January 1954.
Malvern Retreat House.
20 March 2015
Malvern Retreat House.
Smith, Walter Bedell, 1895-1961.
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.,..'i -....H'''- lemsrnhsn Vlw Navl a moron: not. will M-rl at msl..n.-rsh. 9 Volume Iii. EN of Circulation Last Month, 23,630 JANUAR", 1!I.'tl M;6ilWlERN Rcnumbert continua lo Keep the italy silent. on vein is out Number 1 A Happy New Year To All Main Of liilaivern 4200 To Hear General W. Bedell Smith At Annual Dinner Gene Heine; Real Pioneer 0 C. A. Cuptzlin H, Eugene Heine is a real pioneer of thc Men of Mal- Wltmt the lcague acnuired St, Jus- eph-s Hull, cenc enrolled in the John J. sullivnn Group and there he stayed until the league expanded into its present I'll)-week schedule. At first, the wrelr-and retreats be- gan in the spring and ended in the w so '9 muncll it the r:piphany Group. Judge llullort V. littlger was his co-cclptztill. Together they recruited two dozen rclrszltzlnts w “snowb' they proudly called tlrernsclves-especial. ly wh:-n lrlaking the traditional way or the cross through the bleels wamls. in the years since, under his lead- ership, the group has grown into what for a long time has been one oi the largest uml iincst at hlalrern. Yrrp Thrt-e-Year hlzlrl A practicing lawyer, specializing in 0Sl,al2l‘S.3H(l ruxts, he needs no introduction anywhere in l>hiladel- phia. His nigther and father were ; born (here more than a century ago a were married in Holy Trinity church, (5th and spruce streets. Gene was reared in st. Elizabeth's parish. As a student at st. Joe Prep, the dean recognized his scholarship and graduated him in three years. In st. V “Joseph's college hi 4 he was recoylized -, as its outstanding it idehater. in sports . e corps. lie was captain oi cup.win. nine company E. is AJ1, secured, he enrolled in the Tnmple university Law school evening class. In the daytime he taught languages and history at his (continued on page tour) ll “ADORA'l'll)N OF‘ THE ll AGI." .. . Ah '2 is a reproduction or the larnous masterpiece of the great artist, Botticelli (1411-1515) depicting the v It was the nrst Epiphany. of the Magi lo the Stuble of Bethlehem, to which they were led by following the lirilliunt Eastern Star. in ". . . And when they saw the star they rejoiced exceedingly nnd entering the house they (nund the (‘hild with Mary, His Mother. gifts of Gold, Fralilwillrense Ind Myrrh . . ." (Matthew 2:19-12) nnd rolling down they worshipped Him and opening their treasure. they olTered Him 1-hnto by H. ltrmdronn ltuhcrt. 'l3,450 Relreaianis Al Malvern in 1953 By JOSEPH T, WALSH Attendance records at St. tloscillfa. in.the-Hills reached another new high in 1953, according to Joseph F. O‘Donnell, .lr., acting chairman oi the Captains’ Association, During the past year 13,450 rte treat-ants were served at the ltialvcrn retreat. This is believed to be the argcst number oiretrcatants cvor servedl in a single season, anywhere in the world. This ‘record, however, is expected to be broken in 1954 when it is ex. (continued on page two) Serra Club To Get Charter At Formal Dinner Jan. 30 By MATTHEW H. MCCLOSKEY, lll Inspired by the famous 18th-century builder of California missions, Fran- ciccan Friar Junlpero serrs, a group of local catholic laymen, many ol- Malvern, have organized a local branch or the serru international. The charter will be prescnted tlarluary 30 hy Joseph shcridan or crccnshurg, l=s., district governor, at a iormel dinner to he held at the catholic rhilopstrisn Literary institute. Auxiliary llishop carroll .1. )lcCorlniuk will give the invocation The nims of the scrrs Club are to lostcr vocations, to assist in the edu- cation of young men tor the riest- hood and to rurther catholicisrn tllruulzll enduring friendships among catholic moo. The movement is relatively recent. The in-st Serru Club was started in srnttlc in 1934. in a short time the clubs had covered the west coast and hogan moving eBSL‘At the present time thcro are some as clubs through. out the country with a membership or more tllun 5,000. The Philadelphia nlernht-rship has already passed the 00 nlurk and rrom the way the drive is progressing, a working body of 250 has been set as a goal. Ngw Omcml Announced Luncheon meetings are held on the hrst and third Tuesdays of eac l‘tmninent. guest speakers :- month. help the members understand the present intellectual, cultural and spiritual situation; how to yudge in the light of catholic teaching and the importance or assuming chris- tian responsibilities in thcir reaper. tive nelds of activity. The club. which has rcccivcd the support of ' Archbishop John 1-‘. l; series of films on vocations shown in local parochial schools und also to conduct essay contests on vo- cations among the students. A Serra Day at St. Charles Seminury will lie held, at which the memliors will lie host: to boys to show them through the facilities. c Oiiicers for the coming: yellr are raul v. Burns. prcsident; Joseph H, Tyson, first vice president; rnul sluttcry, 1 Vice prc.-ident; (continued on page two) Father, Bonniwell, Historian, Found New Kind of Heroine By Tuoiias During November and part of be conducting retreat: at lllillvern was the l P. ()'.‘lALLIH' , cenlher. one of the Dominican Fathers '. William IL Btlnniwcll, 0.P. Father Bonniwell is the brother of x'ormel- lluilge Eugene C. Bonniwell, who retired recently irom the judiciary the bench. . ' ' Burn land reared in St. James rnrish, west Philadelphia, rather Bonniwell was graduated irom st. .loscph's Prep and the college. He entered the Dominican order in 1908 and completed his studies at the Col- legiti Angelica in was ordained there in 1914. At the outbreak of World Wnr l. he volunteered and served as chap- lain lll the Iield with the 60th Heavy Field Artillery. He still maintains his native membership in the Howard C. McCall Post No. 20 American Le- gion. 2 Liturgical Student the war he resumed ,his liturgical studies which he did not relinquish until he published the only complete study of the Dominican rite. A Atandard history of Dominican liturgy. This covered it period of 20 years-1-1 of which he actually spent in research and writing. I ‘lie has written many other works, also shorter articles and nmnogmphs. A thorough student, he has collected more than 1,001) rare and priceless books in Europe and America for documentary purposes. some cl! his other Mukwall published by P. .1. Kenelly and Stlnsea "The Spirit uitcr serving more than’ 40 years on of the Lenten Liturgy," “A Domini. can Cerrlnrlnial," for Mass and Bane. diction; “Interpreting the Sunday Missal,” at highly useful and thought provoltiniz initiation (or laymen into the use of the miusul. nnd “Margaret of llletola," off the press last full. He has written "The Oflice of Corpus This book is due oil’ the press soon. messed ltnrgurct For clnssic simplicity, suspcnseiul narration nn 'mprt-ssive scholar. shipelightly wortl7the lire of lzlcsscd lllurgsret of llietola is win- ning rather Btlrlniwcll wide acclaim. .lewel.toned in the violent setting at renaissance ital . The drawings are by sister Mary or the compassion, 0.9., the iormer Mary constance Rowe, who was an established artist in England betore clois- astery or the Perpetual liogary (Blue chapel) in Union city, N. 1,, she is recognized as one of the ioremost liturgical artists in America, in rcccnt ycurs Father Bonniwell's (rnntinnrd nn page tour) Tile Annual Meeting . Youth Association, lsls Malvern nrc privileged to invited to do so. JTUIFIS A. OFFICIAL NOTICE 4R:-treat League of Philadclphin will be held on Thursday evening, January 28. 195i, in the hall of the Catholic , Arch St., at 8:310 o'clock. Philadelphia, Dccenlher l. 1952. of the Llylm-n‘s “Eek-End All Men of ltterld this meeting rind Ire DOUGH ERTY, Secreury. l l l Many Other Notables Due To Attend Feb. 9 Banquet ' By J-Ull-IS .l. TIGHE Hurry! iiurryzz iiurry need that tlnlinnutluluila or the merry bull, '1' the last call to di her‘ rhe annunl Men or ilalv-crn dinner to be held in Convention Hall, Tuesday evening, ‘ebruary 9, 11051, Reservations tor the dinner nlrccdy nrc rar in atlvant-e of those of ls.-t year and it is likely that reservations will have to he closed within the nest two weeks, due to the lilnitilltinn ill l';lcililil's that makes it intpossil.-le to serve more than 4200 pcrrolixs. “Everyone planning to utwntl the atiair should get his tickets with. out further dcllly," according to John choice seats still are uvuilnblu, it‘s 1 B matter of days vlllcn the ticket. supply will he cxhltustcd. All inrlicutions point to the 1954 dinner being the most successful ever sponsored by the Lay-rncn's lvrr-to Malvern in the News! The rollowing item anmnred in Ed-Sullilan‘s nationally syndi- calrd column, carried lorslly hy the Philadelphia lnnuirer in the January eth issue: NEW YORK, Jan. 5. Dear Ed: I want to start this year liy writing :I lcttcr l long have owed you Let me try to say why 1 owe it. For some years i have been aware of a voice in the daily press, saying to me rrorn lime to time: “Courairel Don't give up." l was your voice. i heard it iirst in the very gray spring of 1950 when you reported Judge Tholnas 1‘. your tribute to that last ounce or something that kt-ops a man going against odds. 1 liked it particularly because or my private bclier that only business. so this letter is lust to thank you for your under- standing and good will. sincerely, whittalter chandrcrs. HERE GENERAL DWIGHT D. medal Chief of Stall General “'nlter Bedell Smith is we: The end itclreat League. yet, the price ‘rt-lnuins the sxme($5.0 a plate. lllnny Imporianl Guests “Unusual interest in this year's nll'ilil'," (iH'(‘Vl suit], “is dul: primarily to the root that the principal speaker will be one of the truly great land- crs or our country, General Walter lirdt-ll smith, 1'. s. Undersecretary of st- " In utltliunn to General Smith, there will be . rlumbrr of outstanding p(‘!‘rUFl11llilt'S in the fields of religion, Fl)Cll‘iy alili p adelp s. Joseph 5. Clark. D .hop Mcshea will he the personal reprL=SentuXll'e or the lllnhi Ritrerrnd Archbishop, John F. oliaru, c.s.c. The Archbishop, be. causc of a rigorous schedule, will he unahlc to be prcscnt The appearance of General Smith at the dinncr, wil mark one of the rare occasions when he takes time away rrorn his Washington desk and his talk will prove to be 8 real treat, vigorous l-‘orthright llau Primarily A soldier, General Smith has proved himselr a capable ad- ministrator, admired and respected not only by the President of the United States but nlso by the heads of governments all over the world. In his present post, while second in command in the State Department, hr: has most of the time served as the acting head, due to the long and frequent absences from the country of his chief, Secretary John Foster Dulles. when Dulles goes out or the coun. try, principally on NATO business. the man left behind to guide the ship or state is that one-time Army sergeant whom President Eisenhower but who is known to Winston Churchill .1: “Bull. dog." Smith, a vigorous, forthright man, was Eisenhower's chiet of stair in (continued on page tour) alt 3 : peek lit the in; after the two were decorated by the Belgiut government in Brussels It Ihe end of World War II. General Eisenhower is vruring the Gnnd (‘tlrdon of the Order of Leopold while General Smilh has the Grind CIAKI of the Order of Couranne. ‘i