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1 Volume 5 MEETING OF LOCAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND APPOINTMENT OF SUB-COMMITTEES— PRELIMI NARY PROGRAM OF THE CON VENTION—WEEK BEGINNING JUNE 28. A meeting of the Executive Com mittee appointed to take charge of the local arrangements for the National Convention of the Catholic Educational Association which meets in St. Paul the last week of June, was held on Thursday afternoon, April 28, at the residence of the Rev. Thomas J. Gib bons, pastor of the Church of St. Luke, St. Paul, the Chairman of the Com mittee. The other officers present "were the Secretary, Rev. T. E. Cullen, pastor of the Pro-Cathedral of St. Mary, Minneapolis, and the Treasurer, Rev. Othmar Erren, O. S. B., pastor of St. Joseph's Church, Minneapolis. Most of the members of the commit tee were in attendance. The chief business taken up at the meeting was the appointment of sub committees to look after the various features of the convention. The St. Paul Hotel was selected as the official headquarters and the Cathedral school as the meeting place of the general and sectional sessions of the conven tion. The public meeting will be held in the St. Paul Auditorium on Wednes day, June 30, at which addresses will be delivered by men of prominence in the educational world. This meeting will be attended by the delegates to the convention, as well as by the pub lic at large who are interested in the work of education. In addition to the speeches a musical program will be given. The indications point to a very successful convention, perhaps the most successful in the history of the Association. As far as the Executive Committee is concerned the membera will leave nothing undone to establish a record in this regard. The following program, sent out by the Secretary-General, Rev. Francis W. Howard of Columbus, Ohio, is practically complete, though there may be some changes and additions. The Convention will begin on Mon day afternoon, June 28, with a meet ing of the Executive Board in the St. Paul Hotel. In the evening a re ception will be tendered to the mem bers of all departments and sections in the hotel parlors. On Tuesday morning, June 29, Solemn Pontifical Mass will be cele brated in the Cathedral of St. Paul at which the sermon will be preached by the Most Reverend Archbishop Ire land. After Mass the formal opening of the convention will take place in the Cathedral school when the Right Reverend Bishop Shahan of Washing ton, President-General of the Associa tion, will deliver his address. Vari ous committees will then be appoint ed and miscellaneous business trans acted. The first paper of the conven tion on "The Pastor and Education" will be read by the Rev. Francis T. Moran, D. D., pastor of St. Patrick's Church, Cleveland, Ohio. The departmental meetings will be gin on Tuesday afternoon as follows: SOME EXTRACTS FROM THE DIARY OF A SEMINARIAN NOW FIGHTING IN THE GREAT WAR. The following extracts are taken from the letters of a seminarian of the Diocese of Versailles, who is now a sergeant in an Infantry Regiment, lighting in the great war, to his Spir itual Director. Through the courtesy of a San Francisco woman to whom the letters were forwarded they ap peared in the current issue of the San Francisco Monitor. December 24—We have been resting in a small village. It is Christmas eve, and as at the Seminary, I have tried to decorate the little church, for we will, perhaps, have midnight Mass. At any rate we shall surely have four Masses on Christmas morn ing. 11went to get some men of good will to help 'me in my task, and I found many more than I needed. We went into the woods and brought back whole fir trees, green branches, and some mistletoe we took it all to the church, put paper flowers and little tapers in the fir trees, made garlands of mistletoe and prepared an illumina tion with the few candles we were able to find at last, at 5 o'clock in the afternoon, thanks to the sol diers who had worked with all their hearts, the little church was decorated, the Child Jesus was lying in the crib, decked with roses and mistletoe, and things looked quite festive. While busy with the decoration of the church, I wanted also to do *1 **v"! .h CATHOLIC EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION all that I could to make the feast day complete for our brave soldiers—war is such a sad thing and on such days especially so! I had written to my mother to beg her to send me all that she could get together in the way of cigarettes and goodies so as to be able College Department 2:00 P. M.—Opening of conference. Address of the President, Reverend Matthew Schumacher, C. S. C., univer sity of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Ind. 3:00 P. M.—Topic: Relations be tween the Catholic Seminaries and Catholic Colleges. From the College Standpoint: Very Reverend James P. O'Mahoney, C. S. V., President of St. Viator's College, Bourbonnais, 111. From the Seminary Standpoint:— Right Reverend Monsignor John B. Peterson, Ph. D., Rector of St. John's Ecclesiastical Seminary, Boston Mass. Parish School Department. 2:00 P. M.—Opening of Conference. Address of the President, Reverend John A. Dillon, Newark, N. J. Paper: "The Content of the Cur riculum." By Brother Albert, S. M., Spalding Institute, Peoria, 111. 3:30 P. M.—Paper: "Teaching of Christian Doctrine to Public School Children." By the Reverend William M. Costello, Pastor of St. Charles Church, Charleston, 111. Superintendents' Section. 4:00 P. M.—Paper: "How Is the Efficiency of a Teacher to Be Tested?" By the Reverend H. C. Boyle, Superin tendent of Parish Schools, Pittsburgh, Pa. Catholic Deaf Mute Conference. In order that the members of this Conference may be able to attend sessions of the other departments, the meetings of the Deaf Mute Conference will be arranged to suit the conveni ence of the greatest number. The pro gram is here given in full and the time for the reading of these papers will be announced by Rev. F. A. Moeller, S. J., Chairman of the Conference. Program. Opening of Conference. Address by the Chairman, Reverend F. A. Moeller, S. J. Paper: "Problem in Starting a School for the Catholic Deaf." By Reverend Ilenry J. Waldham, Cincin nati, Papers "Solving the Deaf-Mute Problem in the Archdiocese of St. Paul." By Reverend James Donahoe, St. Paul, Minn. Paper: "Work Among the Deaf in Old Hartford." By Reverend M. F. Cavanaugh, Hartford, Conn. Paper: "Lights and Shadows in the Silent World." By Reverend W. S. Singleton, S. J., Philadelphia, PA. Seminary Department. 2:00 P. M.—Opening of Conference by the Right Reverend Monsignor John B. Peterson Ph. D., President of the Seminary Department. 3:00 P. M.—Joint session of the Seminary and College Department. General Meeting. Assembly Hall, St. Paul Hotel. 8:00 P. M.—General meeting of all members of the Departments and Sections. Paper: "Education and the State." By the Right Reverend Monsignor P. R. McDevitt, Superintendent ol Parish Schools, Philadelphia, Pa. (Continued on page 8.V WITH CHRIST IN THE TRENCHES to make a Christmas tree for each squad of my division. Soon the Christmas trees were trimmed, a big fire was burning in the fireplace of the room which was occupied by a few good friends and myself the table was set for our Christmas eve dinner (for we are not to have midnight Mass—the enemy's cannons are too near). It was cozy and warm and we were thinking of the loved ones at home. All at once the cannon was heard and a sharp discharge of mus ketry told us that the infantry was fighting. Anxiously we awaited or ders, the door was suddenly opened, an officer entered and gave some brief orders—everyone must be ready to start in a few moments. Each one ran to his men, the knapsacks were taken up in haste, the divisions of men were assembled. Inwardly I begged the Child Jesus to ward off this horrible thing—a battle on Christ mas night, the blessed night when the angels sang the "Pax hominibus!' The Holy Child heard us, for we were all thinking of Him hardly were we assembled when there came the coun termanding order "return to your quarters." The attack is repulsed— what joy! There was laughing and singing and with all our hearts we thanked God and Christmas eve ended calmly and peacefully. December 25, 6 a. m.—A "soldier priest" said the first Mass on Christ mas morning in the little church dimly lighted by the altar candles, few soldiers waited before the crib for their turn to go to confession, and in groups of five or six came after wards to receive their Divine Re deemer. From half-past 6 until 9 o'clock the two "soldier-priests" heard confessions and gave Holy Com munion. From time to time a soldier went to Our Lady's altar where the (Continued on page 4.* *, .., OMAHA CATHEDRAL BISHOP SCANNELL ANNOUNCES THAT WORK ON THE CATHE DRAL WILL BE RESUMED AT ONCE AND THAT THE CHURCH WILL BE READY FOR OCCU- fANCY NEXT EASTER SUNDAY. Last Sunday week, announcement was made in all the churches of the Diocese of Omaha, that the new St. Cecilia Cathedral will probably be ready for occupancy by Easter Sunday of next year. This announcement was made in a letter of Bishop Scannell read at all the Masses, and containing an appeal to the generosity of Catho lics to aid in completing the sacred edifice. The Cathedral was begun ten years ago and thus far it has cost $257,830. In order to complete the building the roof must be put on, the sacristies added, the floors laid, the heating plant installed, and everything made ready for occupancy. The proposed work will cost $100,000. Up to the present all the work that has been done on the building is paid for. ElMiSTILfflSRESS MEETS IN MONTREAL, JULY 13-15 •—PROGRAM OF EXERCISE8. Montreal, the scene of the great In ternational Eucharistic Congress of 1910, will again be the scene of a great religious event during the com ing July, when a National Eucharistic Congress will be held under the aus pices of the Society of the Priest Adorers of Canada. The coming con gress has already aroused much en thusiasm throughout the country. Al though the congress is intended chief ly for the priests, the laity will be cordially invited to some-of the ses sions and to the public demonstra tions. The dates of the congress are July 13, 14 aad 1%. The program is as fol lows: Tuesday evening. July 13, solemn opening at Noire Dame address in French and one in English by the Rev. Thomas Burke, C. S. P., of Newman Hall, Toronto procession of Most Blessed Sacrament, presided over by His Eminence Cardinal Begin, who is honorary president, Archbishop Bruchesi being the active president. The Fathers of the Blessed Sacrament are in charge of organization. The Right Reverend Monsignor Lepailleur is chairman of reception committee for the French section and the Rev. Gerald J. McShane, S. S., pastor of St. Patrick's Church, is chairman of re ception committee for the English section. Wednesday, July 14, and Thursday, July 15, will be devoted to congress meetings. Meetings: French section at Laval University, St. Denis Street. English section in Congress Hall, the handsome new building just completed adjoining St. Patrick's Church and to be dedicated with great solemnity on Sunday, July 11. The English papers will be contributed by Bishops, among whom are: Bishop McDonald, Vic toria, B. C. Bishop Morrison, Anti gonish, N. S. Bishop O'Brien, Peter boro, Ont. Bishop O'Leary, of Char lottetown, P. E. I. Bishop Ryan, Pem broke), Ont. CATHOLIC COLLEGE HONOHED GOVERNMENT TAKES DEPART MENT OF SACRED HEART COL LEGE, DENVER, INTO ITS SERV- ICE. A high honor was paid Sacred Heart College, Denver, Col., when its seismo graphical department, under Rev. A. W. Forstall, S. J., was officially taken into the service of the United States government. The news was conveyed recently in a letter from C. F. Marvin, chief of the seismographical .depart ment at Washington. Father Forstall has long been re garded as an authority on seismic dis turbances and the instruments at the college are of the most approved make. He has always sent out reports of disturbances simultaneously with the government's report and his rec ords have been absolutely correct. (IIUCE um IIIISPOH The injunction suit of the Dubuque German College and Seminary against St. Joseph's College, now. called Du buque College, is being aired before Judge Robert Bonson. The German College seeks to pre vent St. Joseph's College from adopt ing the name Dubuque College, claim ing it and not St. Joseph's is Du buque College, that the great amount of advertising done by it, the German institution, would result in benefit to St. Joseph's and not to the one which actually did the advertising. There are several other reasons assigned. -.v- "t".9*.7,- .'•" 'i v, ».\%' %, 1 .- JULY—22 CHAPLAINS IN THE SERVICE. i With the approval of Secretary of War Garrison and ^secretary of the Navy Daniels, arrangements have been perfected for the convening of a congress of the Catholic army and navy chaplains, the second of its kind ever held in the history of the coun try. The congress will meet in San Francisco during the week of July 20, when it .is hoped that the Atlantic fleet will be in the San Francisco har bor. It is being held at the request of the chaplains themselves. The main object of the congress is to discuss a number of important questions connected with a chaplain's duties, and as great results have al ways been accomplished by organiza tion, the coming together of these priests from far and near for a mutual exchange of views and experiences cannot help but increase the efficiency of our Catholic chaplain corps. To make the work effective it has been planned that individual papers be pre pared and read on some of the more important topics, the chaplains having the subjects assigned them in advance. In the joint army and navy service there are twenty-two chaplains of the Catholic faith the army sixteen, with one vacancy at present, and the navy six. Invitations to the congress have been sent to the Catholic chaplains on the retired list, s The great success-of the first con gress, which was hoftl at the Catholic University two years ago, was due to the zeal, ability and experience of Rev. LeVis J. O'Hern, C. S. P., who conducted it and who has now made the preliminary arrangements for the coming one. Besides representing the Catholic Archbishops in the appoint ment of chaplains, Father O'Hern teaches dogmatic theology in St. Paul's College, and lectures in the Apostolic Mission Hottse, Washington, D. C. PIONEER PRIEST PASSES FATHER RICKLIN WAS ONCE PAS TOR OF THE PRO-CATHEDRAL IN SIOUX FALLS—LABORED IN RED RIVER VALLEY. The Rev. L* A Rieklin, for twenty years rector of St. John's Church, Green Bay, Wis., died on April 16. He was sixty-eight years old and was or dained in Alsace. In 1888 he came to America and labored for some time among the Indians along the Red River in North Dakota. Later he as sumed the pastorate of the Pro-Cathe dral at Sioux Falls, S. D., being at the same time secretary to Bishop Marty. In 1891 he pursued a course of studies in the Catholic University at Wash ington, D. C., where he became the in timate friend of Dr. (now Archbishop) Messmer, then professor of Canon Law at the university. When the latter went to Green Bay to fill the vacant bishopric, Father Rieklin accompanied him and became his secretary and chancellor for a period of two years. OLDEST BISHOP DEAD BISHOP ABATI, O. F. M. YEARS OLD. k $ \:4^^^y:'\\ V ST. PAUL, MINN., MAY 8, 1915. CITUOLIC CHIPLtlNSPHT SECOND CONVENTION OF ARMY AND NAVY CHAPLAINS WILL MEET IN SAN FRANCISCO IN PAUL. WAS 95 News has reached Rome of the death of the oldest biBhop in the Cath olic Church, Monsignor Fedele Abati of the Franciscan Order, who had at tained the ripe old age of ninety-five years. He was consecrated in 1873, K. OE G. SCHOLARSHIPS 40 APPLICANTS FOR 19 VACANCIES —"MINNESOTA NOT REPRE SENTED. The Knights of Columbus are hav ing no trouble getting young Catho lic college graduates to apply for their scholarships in the Catholic Univer sity, according to an official report presented by the University authori ties to the Board of Directors of the Order. There are forty candidates for the nineteen vacancies in the scholar ships which will occur next term. One hundred and twenty-one persons applied, but all except forty were eliminated. The following states are represented: Arkansas 2, California 1, Connecticut 1, Illinois 3, Indiana 1» Iowa 1. Kentucky 1, Maine 1, Massa chusetts 4, Missouri 2, Montana 1, New Hampshire 1, New York 5, Ohio 3, Oklahoma 1, Pennsylvania 4, Rhode Island 2, South Dakota 1, Vermont 1, Washington 1, Canada 3. There are at present thirty-four holders of these scholarships. Of these 29 expect to return next year two are yet undecided: three will not return. Consequently there are 19 or 21 scholarships to be awarded, for which there are 40 qualified as above. James Maher, well known' attorney of Chicago and National Director of .he Knights of Columbus, died on Sun Jay, April 25. The funeral took place sh the following Wednesday morning with Solemn Requiem Mass at Holy Family Church. The celebrant was the Rt. Rev. A. J. McGavick, D. D., who was a classmate of the deceased. The Rev. P. C. Conway preached the sermon. Mr. Maher "was horn in Wilming ton, 111., on May ii, 18S9. He was educated at St. Viator's college, Niag ara University and St. Mary's Semi nary, Baltimore. Afterwards he stu died law at the Union College of Law, Chicago, and was admitted to the bar in 1886. In 1891, he was appointed west town attorney, and in 1893, coun ty attorney. From 1903 to 1907 he was attorney for the board of educa tion. Mr. Maher joined the Knights of Columbus in 1897 and for three years served as State Deputy of the order. He belonged to various charit able and fraternal organizations, among them being the Catholic Order of Foresters and the Ancient Order of Hibernians. Mr. Maher presided at the exemplification of the third degree of the K. of C. Order in St. Paul on Washington's Birthday of this year. IIDICII PRIEST HONORED RECEIVES IRON CROSS FOR BRAV ERY FROM THE KAISER. News from the front says that Fa ther Krueger, formerly of Little Rock (Ark.) College, who,, while visiting in Germany last fall, was detained not having served his term, received the Iron Cross from the Kaiser for brav ery. Father Krueger celebrated Mass, gave the last Sacraments to the dying soldiers and did not heed the greatest dangers in his work of rwsrey. was in Russia and during a fight with Cossacks said Mass in the open battle field. A bomb which struck the altar destroyed this completely, which pre vented him finishing the Holy Sacri fice but it did not hurt nor frighten him. He turned to the soldiers at tending the Holy Sacrifice and preach ed to them amid a shower of bullets. CATHOLIC STUDENTS WIN PUPILS OF JESUIT SCHOOLS WIN ORATORICAL CONTESTS. Clare G. Fenerty, mf&V\F&ysj*%rl*~ "".fFt .•*% of College, Philadelphia, In the v 1 HHTDUD JAMES MAHER OF CHICAGO WAS WELL KNOWN IN K. OF C. CIR CLES—-GAVE DEGREES IN ST* St. Joseph's who won first place in the State intercollegiate ora torical contest in competition with representatives of the University of Pennsylvania, University, of Pitts burgh, Bucknell University, Pennsyl vania State College and Juniata Col lege, will compete, at Clark Univer sity, Worcester, Mass., for the honor of represehting the Eastern States in an intersectional contest to be held at the Lake Mohonk Peace Conference. In the contest at Worcester, Mr. Fenerty will have as one competitor Frederick W. Winnerberg, of Boston College (also a Jesuit institution), who won first place from representa tives of Holy Cross College, Boston University and Tufts College, Holy Cross, also a Jesuit college, winning second place, its representative being J. Alfred F. Lane. In New York State the winner is a Jew, a student of City College. In Maryland Leo A. Codd, of Loyola Col lege, won the right to represent his State, a Georgetown student, tajcing second place. Middle West Section Mr. Goeke, of St. Louis University (Jesuit) will represent Missouri. No matte^ what the final outcome will be, the showing made by these Jesuit institutions is highly creditable to their system of education. CMC HUM LEAGUE WILL HOLD SECOND ANNUAL CONVENTION AT ATLANTIC CITY IN JULY. The Catholic Prohibition fccagtie of America will hold its next annual con vention in the Greek Theater, Atlantic City, N. J., from July 5 to 9, inclusive, From present indications the forth coming convention will be largely at tended. Subordinate state organiza tions have been formed in many states since the last conference at, Niagara Falls, and these branches will be rep resented in the convention. A very attractive program of exer cises is being arranged to cover the entire period of the four days' conven tion. On one of the four days the Catholic Prohibition League of Amer ica will meet jointly with the National Anti-Saloon League of America, which will hold its convention the same week and in the same city. The late Father Ward of Beloit, Wis., who died on March 31, President of the League. Wfcsthe Cardinal Gasparri in his letter, after recalling the painful impression the war made upon Pope Benedict, says: "It is natural the solicitude of the common father turns preferably to ward those of his sons manifesting the greatest respect and affection. Among LIST OF CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIV ED DURING THE PAST WEEK. The following contributions to the New Cathedral Debt Fund were re ceived since the last installment was published: Already acknowledged $70,339.52 John C. Gibson, Janesville, Minn R. J. Cheney, Minneapolis... Miss Katherine Schmidt, Cor pus Christi, Texas John Doyle, Credit River Miss Marian Schmitz, St. Paul Thos. L. Gavin, St. Paul John Cody, St. Paul ADDRESS ON MEW ZEALAND. f-$#*V, SENDS $8,000 TO NATIONAL RE LIEF FUND—PAPAL SECRE- TARY SENDS LETTER. On May 4 On Monday, His Grace, Archbishop Redwood of New Zealand, was the honored guest of St. Thomas College. He inspected with kindly interest the two new buildings completed since his last visit, reviewed the corps cadets, chatted with the pro fessors after luncheon and gave the student body an instructive and de lightful lecture on New Zealand. His Grace invested his subject with a halo of romance as he spoke of the days of the early navigators in south ern seas, and traced the strange, stir ring memories of those hazardous times yet living on in the names of capes and bays and hills. He depicted New Zealand as the wonderland of the world. He drew a picture of its snow-capped peaks and lovely valleys, its woods and lakes, its glaciers and fiords. He spoke of a vast and varied flora in which every tree is an ever green of a fauna that, in days when nature revelled in building on a huge scale, comprised birds as large as oxen, of wingless birds, survivals of a strange past, now verging to extinc tion, and of birds whose notes are the most musical heard in the world's groves. POPE'S GIFT TO FRANCE His Eminence Cardinal Amette, Archbishop of Paris, received a letter from Cardinal Gasparri, the Papal Secretary of State, announcing a gift of 40,000 francs ($8,000) to the national relief fund, to be expended in behalf of the refugees from the in vaded departments of the north of France. NEW CATHEDRAL DEBT FUND 5.00 100.00 1.00 10.00 1.00 10.00 50.00 ARCHBISHOP REDWOOD VISITS COLLEGE INSPECTS ST. THOMAS COLLEGE Touching on the social conditions of his country His Grace described it vc-rv and none are very poor, and where the industrial problems that vex older na1 tions have been solved to the satis- BUILDINGS REVIEWS QADET CORPS AND GIVES INTERESTING CHRIST CHILD SOCIETY CELEBRATED SILVER JUBILEE ON APRIL 23—REPORT OF FOUND ER, MI88 MERRICK. The Christ Child Society celebrated its silver jubilee at the annual meet ing in Washington on Friday, April 23 The Rev. John J. Burke, C. S. P., de livered the principal address, in the course of which he made a strong plea for organized charity. The Rev. John Cavanaugh, C. S. C., president of No tre Dame University, was on the plat form with Father Burke £nd delivered a short address at the. close of the meeting. The report of Miss Mary Vifgfma Merrick, founder and president of the society, showed the organization to be in a flourishing condition. The growth of the society was strikingly marked in that portion of her report which said: "To clothe an infant born in pover ty on Christmas Day in honor of the Christ Child was the humble beginning of the society. This work of practical relief was extended the first year to one poor mother last year 125 infant outfits were distributed to the most in digent of our city. From its inaugu ration the society has endeavored to scatter flowers as well as grain in the field of charity and to bring Christmas joy tb the children of the poor was, together with relief work, its original purpose. The first Christmas five children were made happy with a gift from the Christ Child last Christmas 1,500 were remembered in His name." The report goes on to show that the first year of the society 15 pairs of shoes and 390 garments were distrib uted, while last year 233 pairs of Mlh*£SOTA HISTORICAL i *OQ»fclV. those deserving of particular attention are the sohs of France, which has al ways been called the eldest daughter of the Church. "They always have given splendid proofs' of their generosity toward the Church works, especially missions, and for several months, from one end of the territory to the other, in army ambulances and in hospitals, and in even the smallest villages, they have given demonstrations of faith and piety which have been of the greatest consolation to the Holy Father. "Touched by their suffering to his innermost soul, while addressing the Almighty prayers and supplications for the end of the war and bloodshed, he earnestly solicits the Heavenly Fa ther to accord aid and relief for the sorrows in this portion of France which has been so afflicted." faction of all classes. In this connec tion he told how, in a commercial crisis, two thousand farmers rode down to the seashore and brought about the collapse of a strike of dock men who were paralyzing the trade of the country. The Maoris furnished a picturesque topic, and all heard with some astonishment that these primi tive tribes, notorious not so long ago for their cannibalism, now send their own representatives to the Dominion Parliament. It was these same Maoris who attracted the first missionaries to New Zealand in days when whalers and seal hunters were the only white men who touched at the shores of that country. Archbishop Redwood is the first priest New Zealand gave to the Church. Indulging for a moment in personal reminiscences, His Grace told how sixty-one years ago, when he was fifteen years of age, he set out for Europe in a passing brig of a few hun dred tons, and how he returned as bishop to the country he had left as a boy. The novelty of the whole theme, the rare grace with which the story was told, and the charming person ality of the speaker, will fix forever in the minds of the students of St. Thomas the visit of the gentle-souled Archbishop of New Zealand. shoes and 1,787 garments were given to destitute children, regardless of race or creed, as from the beginning. In 1891, 50 delicate children were sent to the country for two weeks last summer 115 children were given a summer outing on a farm in the vicin ity of Washington. Social settlement work has grown so in the last few years that at present there are sevcli' schools in operation, with an attend* ance of 613 children who are learning to make their own clothing. The only requirement for members ship is to work for the Christ Chift according to your ability and to col tribute according to your means. HSS1DN13T M0NA5TEHT TWENTY^FIVE ACRE8 BOUGHT IN DE8 MOINES FOR 8ITE OF INSTITUTION. The Passionist Fathers, who mofe» than a ^-•i-mp i i Number 19 10.00 5.00 Mrs. Violet D. Young, St. Paul 5.00 1.00 Francis Whitney, St. Paul 2.00 W. Eisworth, St. Paul... 5.00 Mrs. Catherine Sweeney, St. 10.00 Paul 10.00 Miss Louise Stewart, Wat kins 2.00 5.00 10.00 100.00 25.00 Mrs. B. McGonigal, St Paul. 10.00 100.00 $70,806.52 year ago made arrangement# to establish In Des Moines, la.. branch house of their order, have pi®* chased a site for their monastery it Twentieth street and St. Joseph ave nue, comprising about twenty-fitift acres. No definite plans are as yet made for the erection of any build* ings, but it is only a matter of a sho£t time when a monastery will be erect I ed. The order now has a chapel on Ninf street, where mass is said every Butt day. Rev. Benedict Hanley, C. who is in charge of the Des Moin$i House as superior, is assisted by set* eral other priests of the order. In ad dition to the work in connection with the monastery they also give mission conduct forty hours devotions and gfet treats.