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News SectionuPage 2A THE" OBSERVER EDITION OF OUR SUNDAY VISITOR Sunc ayr July 15, 1951 Aurora Parish Festival July 20, 21, 22 Aurora -- Our Lady of Good Counsel parish here, again will stage its colorful Summer Festi- val. This major event will take place on the parish grounds July 20, 21, 22. The purpose of the festival is to raise money for the immediate construction of a long planned building program. A new church is sorely in need; school facilities must be expanded to meet the demands of the parish; con- vent must be enlarged to accom- modate a growing teaching staff; and a gymnasium stands off in the future but is contemplated in the etxended program. This year the grand award will be a Buick Special Sedan, fully equipped. Such accessories as spare tire, defroster, heater, radio, undercoating, rear mirror, porce- lain finish, will be found in this attractive two-tone automobile. During the three nights of festi- val activity, there will be rides for the young and old. A variety of interesting booths is planned to give enjoyment as well as valu- able merchandise. Appetizing food and refreshments will be in readi- ness for all. Friday night, a Fish F~ will headline the menu; Satur- day, it will be Moriarity's famous Corned Beef sandwiches. Service on the fish fry and corned beef will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. On Sunday afternoon, the children will have a special matinee begin- ning at 2:30 p.m. Truly everyone is guaranteed an enjoyable time at Our Lady of Good Counsel's Sum- mer Festival. No one will go away disappointed. - The committees in charge of the festival have worked assiduously with the fine cooperation of loyal parishioners to make the festival the biggest event ever attempted by Our Lady of Good Counsel par- ish. Individual recognition is ac- corded members of the committee for their tireless energy and en- thusiasm'in planning the festival: L&M POULTRY MARKET FRESHLY DRESSED POULTRY FRESH EGGS 81 S. River St. Tel. 2-1335 ST. JOSEPH-MERCY HOSPITAL Aurae, Illinois Am 8eeredited School of Nursing con- ducted by the Sisters of Mercy. Four yeeru High School required. Next clue September 1. if interested, write Sister Superintendent of Nurses at onee. Up To $ o,ooo by FEDERAL SAVINGS & LOAN INSURANCE ASSN. AURORA SAVINGS and LOAN ASSN. 54 S. River St. Aurora, Ill. F. Heimann, G. Keller, O. Pawlow- ic, L. Bauer, N. Beebe, G. Wittry, E. Schmidt, Al Crawford, E. Coo- ley. Supported by loyal parishion- ers, the committee extends a warm invitation to all to come and share the friendliness of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish. Blind Twin Nuns Teach Music In Milwaukee School The July 9th issue of Time Ma- gazine carries the following story of twin sisters who are members of the Third Order of St. Francis of Assisi. A picture accompanying the story shows the two nuns seat- ed at adjoining pianos. Everybody likes Sisters Mary Jeanne Madeleine and Mary Fran- cis of Assisi. At Milwaukee's Car- dinal Stritch College, music stu- dents flock to them; and for the children of St. John's School for the Deaf, the day they come to teach is the high point of the week. The sisters (who are twins) can feel the smiles that greet them as they rustle into a room. But they cannot see the smiles, for they are almost totally blind. They have been almost blind from birth, their eyes so clouded with cataracts that surgery could never completely restore their sight. But the things they have been able to do with their music have more than made up for the things they cannot see. Before the twins joined the order, their names were Isabelle and Lucille Gay--the daughters of a Faribault, Minn. organist who had lost his own sight as a result of typhoid fever. Their father taught them Braille, sent them off to study the piano. The twins work- ed hard, and in time were ready to play in public. Soon they be- came a familiar sight on Midwest- ern concert stages. As duo-pianists, they made one tour after another, sometimes play- ing by themselves and sometimes with the Montreal Symphony or the Kansas City Philharmonic. But l in spite of their success, the twinsi wanted something mo~e than the concert stage. In 1942 they entered: the novitiate of the Sisters of St.i Francis. Since then they l~a've been so busy that "sometimes," says Sistez Jeanne Madeleine, "we feel that three lifetimes wouldn't be enougk for all we want to do." To pre. pare a composition for their musk classes, they must first listen to it played on records, then write it out in Braille, and finally learr each section, one hand at a time After that come hours of practic- ing together, sandwiched in be. tween the duties and ritual of theil order. At St. John's, they teach the deaf to speak. The children rea~ their lips, and as they do the sister~ use the piano to stress the inflec- tion of words--the accent of a syl- lable, the rhythm of a phrase, the melody of a whole sentence. The children listen with their hand-~ and gradually their rasping mona. tones begin to break into clear anc normal speech. "Our big dream," says Sistel Francis Terese, "is one day to have a school here for the blind. We fee] that some time our dream will come true." Reception For Father Forrell Celebrates Release Of New Book Tocelebrate the release of The Looking Glass by Father Waltel SODERSTROM'S AURORA FAINT SUPPLY CO. Painh m Wallpaper -- Draperies 28-30 Walnut St. -- Aurora C. L. "BUCK" RETTERER that extra in insurance service.., that's protection Insurance Agency KEYSTONE BUILDING AURORA, ILLINOIS PHONE 7239 f NORTH AURORA ELEVATOR CO. NORTH AURORA LUMBER CO. SUGAR GROVE GRAIN AND LUMBER CO., SUGAR GROVE, ILL. Grain i Lumber ~ Cool .--- Building Materials Tel. Am 4091 Svs*, Greve 4521 Jubilarians Of Sacred Sisters Honored Vincent's or St. Joseph's Home in Freeport or at the hospitals con- ducted by the Community in Free- port, Aurora and Elgin. Twenty of the 26 jubilarians have at one time or hnother been in thls dio- cese. Joliet---Franciscan Sisters of the Observing their 60th anniversary The average boy of eighteen has Sacred Heart honored diamond, as members of the Community spent approximately one-third of golden and silver jubilarians of the were Sister Mar- Isidora and ~s time in leisure time activities-- Community at ceremonies in the elsierM- - ~ " :'. ':~ ,- o ary rancraua. ~oluen that is, in activities away from motherhouse Wednesday, July 4. iubilarians were' Sisters M Rit~ the guiding influences of the The Most Rev. Martin D. ~ Editha, M A'~neila 'M Priska' Church, School and Home. The M;eN~emda.r~heD.Dev.B~sh~Po2:eJ~liaent, M: Seraphia: M. A'driana, M: wholesome and profitable use of P P ,Macaria, M. Bernadette, M [ucilla, these leisure hours by our young O.F.M., chaplain of St. Joseph's M. Laura, and M. Secunda: Not people was the central theme of hospital, celebrated the solemn able to be present for the celebrao the 26th annual series of Summer Mass of thanksgiving and also ties were Sisters M. Servatia, M. Schools of Boy Leadership con-preached the sermon. Bertranda, M. Theodosia, M. Timo- ducted this year at thirteen lead- Among the jubilarians were then, and M. Remigia. Silver ing Catholic colleges and institu- many who have .served in the dio- ,jubilarians ..... were" Sister M Edel- tions throughout the United States cese of RockTord, either at St. trud and Sister M. Electa. and Canada by the Knights of Co- ~ .... lumbus Supreme Council Boy Life Bureau. The first of this series ~ .... of practical training courses in II r n r youth leadership was held at the ~ ~J II V B IJI University of Notre Dame, Indi-]~ ana, on the week-end of July 6-7-8. [ ] AIIDg DA I' IIEIIIIMI IIEIT I More than 500 Catholic laymenll a'tlb/l~Vll~lF~ //|VlNIIb//I|ImlN[ I IbJVo I enrolled for the K. of C. SummerII hAemoriols to Artistic Beauty and Permanence I School program. The week-end[I r- ............... ~, ........ I training course was conducted by [I ,.urnp,~m ~erv,cc ,~nywnerv I the professionally trained staff of I I Albert H~t IAncoln Ave. AI. E. Boyce | the Boy Life Bureau. It consisted II AURORA. ILL. OFFICE PHONE 2-304S | of a series of formal lectures, [ panel discussions and various workshops in the techniques of or- ROOFING - SIDING - INSULATION ganizing and operating attractive BIRD PRODUCTS programs for youth. Topics coy- ,, 12 months to pay Estimates Free ered in the course included The Characteristics of the Adolescent M A L C 0 R R O O F I N G 'C O M P A N Y Boy," Elements of a Program, Problems of Guidance, Principles of Committee work, Planning the Program, Dramatics and other al- lied subjects. The participants, Catholic men 18 years of age or older, were housed on Notre Dame campus for the week-end and took their meals in one of the school's dining halls. Donald Gordon, grand knight of Sterling council No. 662, has ap- pointed the Rev. B. E. Beddoes chaplain; Charles A. Buckley, fin-I uncial secretary, and James W. Fraser, lecturer. For the K. of C. i Five-Point program, the grand knight has selected the following chairmen: John Lendman, pro- gram; John J. Ryan, Catholic ac- tivity; Harold Lease, council ac- tivity; Donald M. Minner, fraternal activity; Edward M. McGinn, mem- bership. Alvin J. Calvin directs the publicity committee. The annual picnic for Knights and their families will be held Sunday, July 22. James Dawson is chairman/ A summer dance will be held at the Emerald Hill Country club Saturday, July 28, for members. Members of the council attended a retreat atNew Melleray abbey, Peosta, Iowa, the week end of June 22-24. Farrell, O.P., Paluch Publications of Chicago, publishers of the new can philosopher and author at St. Benet's Library and Bookshop in Chicago, where tb.e priest inscribed copies of his book. Eugene Willging, Director of Li- braries at the Catholic University of Amerida has described Father Farrell's book as "a diagnosis of the chief ailments of modern life," HARRY M. THEISEH 219 Woodiuw Ave. Phone 6479 Aurora, IlL FaDeR JEWELRY STORE High Grade Diamonds ~ Watches i Jewelry We have large selection of Sterling Silver Come In to See It 28 S. Broadway AURORA HEALTH SPOT SHOE STORES SHOES THAT ARE KIND TO THE FEET FOR MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN 5 Downer Pl., Aurora 17 E. Chicago, Elgin Tel. 9618 Tel. 4073 I OLD SECOND NATIONAL BANK CORNER of RIVER and DOWNER STS. Friendly and Complete Service Since 1871 Member of F. D. I. C. 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He entered the[ . ....... [ . . Divine Word Society in 1925 andJ| ARE YOU Ill Laundry J was ordained in 1932 after takingJl ........................ Ill -Akin nDV rl;Akiikln I theological studies at St. Mary'sl| uplmm.s .oaoa ,.= m.. Ill ~7,~=~:=7: I Mission House, Techny, Ill. Goingll vow diocmn Po~r m~lble? Ill "- I to the Indian missions immediatelyJl " " " Ill ' WALK[~K I=AUI~UKI" i after ordination, he was named[| ~ Ill CI.E&NEILg .id DYEU | Pro-prefect Apostolic of Indore in~J BUY FROM YOUR ADVERTISERS III I 1937 and Prefect in 1948. J ............................ I ...." ...... .............