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Men of Malvern, V. 18 No. 2 February 1956.
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Men of Malvern, V. 18 No. 2 February 1956.
Malvern Retreat House.
29 March 2015
Malvern Retreat House.
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9. ""E""' l ' . 6 run run lo KEEP ' . ' ‘: ' ' Ho” Non silence I ‘. ‘ , ’, Q ‘ I ’ mg“ ON IEVREAY . I r , i p, - Volume 18. Circulation Last Month 21,600 ‘ FEIERUARY, 1956 ?‘7uml)EI"2 John J. Sulliv in Retires After 43 ‘Years As President League Growth Unbounded Anmial Dinne’rAcclaime'd ' Brilliant .Social‘Success’; ” Five Honored for Service At 9:32 PM. on the eve or this past Ash wednesday, a man a rostrum 0 L‘ to man. Prosit " on the stage or convention Hall said,‘ “Freedom is Gail's g' t the if of with a word so well’ known to members or the Lnymen‘s week-end lleti-out League, James E. Gallagher, Jr.,' noted Philadelphia attorney and a rs-trellltant with the Philopatrian Ciruup, concluded an inspiring tall: as the principal speaker of the alst annual Men of lllalvern Marginal Menu Memos Glittering Mardi Gras 'll.-ing on the Cake’- ' The 31st Annual Dinner of the Merl of lllalvern prove to be as colorrul as a ' the past. few drops of rain spattered on that spzlciuus root or convention Hall and arts unknown the earliest arrivals came in dry, wcathcrwise. s s . many it was it strange’ sight having Ialxltts where Gala,’ A tin u d company are any winning tor the . League secretary Jim Douglierly trotted his tux out lor the occasion and busily cllt-claed tables and decorations in-lure the dignitaries started :5- selnhl’ Room 295 just oil-stage looked like a year-long o Cnptain'i Hall as r rigures sta‘rted roll. ng.... ere earl . n necristo, Gus Pescatore, and Dick Rudolph buzzed around the assembly Press photogs came trouping in around six-twenty loaded down with hush- bulbs and plates. , - o o . Charlie Ginhart, WCAU-TV’s neivareclnian laden with equipment, started grinding away early. charlie goes to lllalvern with the K. at C. Auto club group. nis iilms were shown on John Facendak show later that evening. . . . Joe O'Donnell started to assemble the guests for the procession to the dais about six nity. . . 4 A splash of brilliant color was injected amid the black or tuxedos when Bishop rlilcshea came in to join the guests. . . . d a corn or (continued on page three) ' lial-l-l F. Case 5 = :2 o -s minutes, more than ’1,5i)0 men and their wives la-gun moving toward the lobbies of the hall. llut instead . crowd headed for the ballroom and a Mardi Gras (lClYl(‘e which followed the dinner. It was an innovation this year. Though there have been much larger crowds at the league's major social event of the year in the post, no previous dinner surpassed this one for variety and adherence to the schedule. Noteu-ortliy were the concise, but errective, speech by Mr. Gallagher; the "human touch" in the presenta- tion of live awards by William M. Lennox, newly olcrtcll Tresiderlt oi the Lezilzue; the liearlwurniing words of the Most Rev. Just-pl! M. llleshea, auxiliary bishop of the archdiocese, and the Rev. William J. Kane, our rector, and the triulitionolly nae introductions by rt-Li ‘ri League President John J. sullivan, who has been toastniaster at each diiiner. delicious dinner. augmented by the singing oi,vin- cent DiNapoli, Mr. sullivon extended 1955. commensled the “ze:llousness" of the retreat masters over the years, and applauded the work or the captains and associate captains. is op ea, representing Archbishop John F. 0‘Hara, said he brought the Archbishop's “good wishes and heartfelt congratulations on the accomplishments of the Men of Malvern." "In some do years, the movement never has been without the approval and encouragement ofrhigh ecclesi- astical authority," he said. Mr. Lennox then was introduced. Then he made the presentation of citations to five veteran retreat leaders for ' their service to the league. The first recipient was Major Wil- y, an associate captain of the Atlantic City Group, which he helped found shortly after his first retreat in 1927. ‘ ‘ Patrick J. Robinson, Co-Captain of (Continued on page four) ’Vistarama' Director Frllnv Fol ll(lN()llED GUEST Major William F. Casey chats with Rev. Martin J.’ Mt-Ililnoutzh, Diocesan Director of the Society for the Prttnagutinn of the Faith, nnde r Irhnse direction the Vialnrluna lllisilitm Iixhiliit will be held at Convenlion Hall in October. ‘ v f h‘l'llllNG l’llEsll)EN'l' John J guests at Annual Dinner: Jamus Diglnitclries" ‘ . Sllllivun (rig ‘ II at: er, .lr.. His Excellency, Most Rev. Bishop Joseph ill. hl('>'hvlI, mid .'lli:ilrt3rn’s Rector, Rev. “illialn e. ' J. Kan Foley I-‘olo New Books Needed For Malvern’s Library . ‘our Rector, laev. willi-om J. Kane, has brought to our attention the fact that the libraries at the Rotront House are in need at additional books to fill the shelves. With the rehabilitation or st. Joseph’s Hall,, ‘ n w bookcase has been built into the li- brary wclll and will accommodate many more volumes than horctoiore. Some of the books locat'ed there were ruined by the fire of a your ago. This, plus the normal wear and tear on others, has brought about the shortage. - Retreatants Who wish to donate books. e n w or in good iiscd conllition. contact Falls:-r Kane and be advised as to the proper selection for retreat reading. MalvernMenChosen 'Vislarama’ Leaders non of lvlalven will play a com- rnanding part in torthcorning plans for the eight-day catholic Exhihi- tion or Missions around the world known as, “Vistarama" schcdu ior october 7-14 in convention nall. vistaraina will be held under, the patronage of the Most Rev. John r. O'Hara, c s (2., DD., Archbishop of Philadelphia the Most Rev. Ellmlmtl Bishop of Most lzov. E other key appointments to be an- nuunced soon. More than 200 religious orders and congregations oi priests, . Propagatioii of the Faith. Booths and displays at the exhibit will show maps, eharls, curios, ar- tistic models or replicas 0! mis.' ri chapels or compounds. Directors of vistarama are the Rev. lllartin J. Mcnonough and thi- Rev. John c. Kavonagh, both or Philadelphia; the Rt. ‘Rev. illsmr. Joseph B. Mclntyre, of Camden. and the Rev. Paul J. Tuggart, or wil. niingtori. i Holy Week Retreat Changes Scheduled Because oi the new Lenten regu- lations, which have been hailed with krczlt cclat by the public generally. it yvill be necessary to revamp the entire Holy Week schedule at Mile Vern. This will include the elimina- tion of the traditional “Three Hours’ Agony," from on four o'clock on Good Friday arternoon, which has been as feature of Malvern since the mat year of our operation there, and which in late years had brought out attendances of four and dye hundred men. The Holy Week Retreat, however, will begin as usual on the evening or lloly Thursday, though there will be nip public adoration throughout the day as has been our want for so - many years. This will mean that the a “Spy wcdnesilay" exercises, so cap- ubly handled by ‘our Captains’ Asso- ciation, also will hot e held since there will be no early Mass on Holy Thursday ‘morning. . The retreat will open with regis- tration at 6 o'clock. when Confes- sions will be heard until time 1 the evening Mass, the first ever to be celebrated at Malvern, at 7:30 (Continued on page four) 0 -i Under His Long Leadership) Bill Lennox Elected Successor Marking the end of a glorious era in the history of the Layman’: Weekend Rt-treat League, John J. Sullivan has retired from the prt-sidi-ncy after 43 years or devoted service in that crime. The action tool; place at the organization meeting of the Board of Directors, Wednesday, Fcbs rusry 15. stating that he had given long cnllsidt-ration to his retirement, ldr. sullivan [it-rwnctlly nominated Eir- ecutive vice-l=residont william iii. Lennox ns his successor. The Bear accepted his retirement with regret and I'll-11.041 air. Lennox. ' Although retiring irom olrice, Mr. sullivon will continue as a Board a. named honor- ary president by the Board. As one of the founders oi’ our League, and its only president, John sullivan has become synonymous with the growth of the Lsymen's Retreat ln0VI'ml‘I’lL in America. when that intrepid band of Pioneers in lsllrl lioporully embarked on an uncharted course or ticipation ‘ Church, he willingly accepted the task or guiding the infant League through the shoals or organization and incorporation. under his guidance the League progressed su-mlily with retreats at SL charlcs seminary for the next nne years. until in 1922 st. Josl-)th'asin>thc-llills was founded to become a permanent. retreat house. ln those crirly years Mr. Sullivan was the vital spark that permeated those about him. ness n and foresight which he unselhshly shared with Men of lllalvorn. Upon graduation from St. Joseph’s College in 1896, lllr. sullivan entered the Law School of the University of Pennsylvania. In 1899 e grad- uated with honors and soon there after became a Fellow of his Alma Mater. , an educator, Mr. sullivan be- came head of the business law de- partment. of the Wharton School. An author, he wrote books on Penn- textlioohs for the course and the authoritative works in this held. Fordhum University honqred him with an LL.D. c in 1908 as did St. Joseph's College in 1910. while ' him I Doctor of Because of the imperishable rec- (continucd on page two . ' . V First Section Groups Have 299 Average Hardly stopping to rest on any laurels alter hiivintz established an all-time attentlnnrc record in M55, the CuDtain‘s Association reports that the Erst seven 1 l‘L'2lS cum- prising the first section in lslsli have come up with an iittendoiiee of 2,091. This cornpai-es with 1,573’! last year, and l,llu5 in lost. it is slightly less than an average or 299 per weekend. o of the Seven trrollllsioul‘ Lady of rntirns undi-r c. A. captain Peter P. Collwily, and captain James Sam.'llon's croupeeaeh brought the perfect nllcnililnre of 300 men, s t'ea‘t accoinpllslicd only once all last year. Chairman or <‘apt.uin's Associs. tion Thomas P. Callaghan and his sectional chairmen have th.-ir ur- ganization running in high gear and have met with exceptional enthu. are highly elated wilh the results thus far. i “In spite oi the usual hazards or winter recruiting, business-like and zealous methods have kept cancella- ti commodations st. Josephs rebuildini: project near- ing completion, has enabled cap- tains to keep the Retreat. House nlled to capacity. Sectional Chairman Jose h F. O'Donnell has met with the Captains of the second section. A threevyear comparison of It- tendaaee iigures for the nrst seven 1 -r retreats shows the following captain 1:255 1955 1953 Heine 25 9 322 Conway 249 259 30a Cairns 270 290 279 samnaori 293 303 300 Donovan 300 211 299 zampiao 268 252 294 Bygott 250 uzlis :29? Totals 1895 1937 2091 . For Long and Faithful Service ‘- my J‘ , .- .‘-n.’r,y r tilt-V i-‘otu I NEWLY ELECTED Leaizue President William M. Lennox (left) shows engrossed citations to leaders ‘vi ho were honored at Annual Dinner. They are Manuel L. I'rre1., Patrick J. Robinson, Raymond 1:. waldron and John J. lzurhe. llliior william r. Casey. the other award winner was not present when picture has linked. A