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News Section--Page 2A THE OBSERVER EDITION OF OUR SUNDAY VISITOR Sunday, September 10, 1950 In Reading The September issue of Readers Digest contains a synopsis of the book, "The Voyage to Lourdes." The sub-title of the book described it as a .great scientist's personal record of the most profound spiritual expemence of his life. Dr. Alexis Carrel, spelling his name backwards, reports the observation of a miracle at Lourdes by a young Dr. Lerrac. ~lhe young physician had lost his faith in studying for the profession. e was a faculty member of the University of Lyons Medical school and upon the invitation of a French priest accompanied a pilgrimage to Lourdes. In precise, graphic language, the author described the condition of a young girl named Marie Ferrand. Events on the journey and at Lourdes tell the story of his restoration to the faith. He had begun the joul-aey with the thought of making a systematic study in a sci- entific manner of the reported cures at Lourdes. The patient he de- scribed had an organic lesion known as tuberculous peritonitis. In the grotto at Lourdes suddenly the condition disappeared and one whom he had adjudged too ill to be moved, with death but a matter of hours recovered her health and strength. As the result of his personal observations, he arrived at the con- clusion: "It was not science that nourished the inner life of man; it was the faith of the soul." The same issue of that magazine contains a condensation of an article by A. J. Cronin entitled "Why I Believe in God." Again it is a medical student who has difficulties in matters of faith. Life and ex- perience restored that faith to him. Mr. Crania tells the story of an atheist in the north of England. Toward the end of his life he was stricken with an incurable malady. Arguing about religion, he was accustomed to say, "Don't delude your- self. I am not repentent. I still do not believe in God." To which one day his daughter replied, "But, father, He believes in yOU." The author says that this simple remark swept away the last of the old man's resistance. Then he adds: "It is a thought which might serve all of us. Whatever we may think, whatever we may do, we are still God's children." Sir Edmund Whittaker in a book entitle~ "Space and Spirit" ex- amines the arguments--pagan, J~wish and Christian--for the existence of God. He is an eminent British mathematician and physicist, a fellow of the Royal society. Basing his study on arguments advanced for the existence of God by St. Thomas Aquinas, clearly~he demonstrates the debt modern science owes to medieval thought. "Who is God?" That is the first question in the catechism. It is one of the two fundamental questions in the life of every human being. The second fundamental question is: "Who am I ?" Monthly Pilgrimage At Marmion Sept. 13 Aurora--The monthly pilgrim- age in honor of Our Lady of Fatima will be held at Marmion, Wednesday, Sept. 13, beginning at 2:00 p.m. from the Cadets' Chapel. The order of the service will be as usual: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Hymn, Procession to the Grotto and Rosary, Fatima Prayers, Procession to the Chapel, Hymn, Sermon, and Benediction with the Most Blessed Sacrament. \ Attendance at the August Pil- grimage was excellent. It is hoped as many as possible of the Clients of Mary will make this Pilgrimage for the usual intentions of the Holy Father and World Peace. Included in the intentions will be the safe return of all Marmion boys now in the service of their country. THE WISCONSIN CHEESE MART, Inc. OPEN SUNDAYS AND EVENINGS HOME FRUIT JUICES MADE FROM REAL FRUIT S6 KINDS OF NATURAL AGED CHEESK FREE DELIVERY 110~ NEW YORK Tel. 8-IS20 AURORA / MONUMENTCO. Memorials of Artistic Beauty and Permanence Complete Service An~vhere Albert H. 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The eight Fall pilgrimages, each personally led by Prelates am members of the clergy, are: Cleve- land Diocesan Pilgrimage, sailing on September 21 in the Britannic and September 29/in the Queen Mary; Seattle Diocesan Pilgrim- age, sailing on September 23 in the Mauretania; San Diego Pilgrim- age, sailing September 29 in the Queen Mary; New Orleans Arch- diocesan Pilgrimage, departing on October 7 in the Queen Elizabeth; Our Sunday Visitor National Pil- grimage, which also departs on October 7 in the Queen Elizabeth. Also, the Brooklyn Diocesan Pil- grimage, which sails October 13 in the Italia; the h'ish-American Pil- grimage, sailing on October 25 in the Queen Elizabeth; and the Na- tional Mother Cabrini Pilgrimage for the Closing of the Holy Doors, which departs November 23 in the Quesn Elizabeth. While the main objective of each pilgrimage will be the Eternal City and the visits to the four principal basilicas--St. Peter's, St. Paul's Outside-the-Walls, St. John Later- an and St. Mary Major--each group will visit world-famous Shrines on the Continent, such as Our Lady of Lourdes, the Miracu- lous Medal, Ste. Therese of Lisi- eux, St. Francis of Assist and Our Lady of Fatima. Rockford -- Samuel Giardini, ~3, 1622 W. State street, St. Patrick's pari~h, Sept. l.' James Kram, 7, St. James Pro-Cathedr.l parish. Sept. 1. Mrs. Virginia Kowalewskl. 32, 1427 Orange street, St. Stanislaus Kostka pat'* ish. Sept. 4. Frank Sagona. 80, 1703 S. Main street, St. Anthony of Padu. parish, Aug. 31. Aurora -- John Gierden, 53, 560 North .venue, St. Mary's parish. Aug. 28. Patrick J. Tangney, 93, 433 Wilder street, Holy Angels parish, Aug. 29. Crystal Lake -- Dennis Dwan, 86, St. Thomas parish, Aug. 29. DeKalb -- I, ieut` Harold S. Rowe, 89, St. Mary's parish, Aug. 30. Elgin -- Mrs. Teresa Phelen Swift, 73, St. Laurence parish, Aug. 27. Maple Park -- John B. Stockl, 70, St. Mary's parish, Aug. 29.~ "It is a holy [[nd Wholesome thought to pray for the dead." REQUIESCAT IN PACE The Roy. James W. Friedrich died Sept. 13, 1940 and is buried in Chicago, Ill. Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord, that the souls of Thy servants. Thy priests, whom in this life Tho~ didst honor with the sacred office, may rejoice in the slory of heaven for evermore. Amen. ST. JOSEPH-MERCY HOSPITAL Aura,n, Illino/s k. I~eredlted School of Nursing con. dacted by the Sisters of Mercy. Four years High I~hoel required. Next due September 1. ~tJf Interested. write Sister SuperJntendent~Df NUm at once. BUS SERVICE CHARTER COACHES FOR ANY SPECIAL OCCASION JOLIET AURORA TRANSIT LINES, Inc. TeL Aurora 8532 1041 CLAIM ST. Weddinqs Rockford -- Miss Mary Prinzevalle and Joseph A. Cacciatore, in St. Anthony of Padua church, Sept. 4. Miss Irene Tart.gila and Robert Drezdahl, in St. Anthony of Padua church, Sept. 2. Miss Grace M. Young and Leo E. Kelle- her, by the Rev. N. M. Richter of St. Patrick's church. Sept. 4. Aurora -- Miss Elaine Msxine Klan. and Hobart James Daw, Jr.. by the Roy. H. A. Meiltnger of Our Lady of Good C~.nsel church, Sept. 2. Mira Dolores Lakeman and Ralph Dieter, by the Roy. H. M. Schryer of St. Nicholas church, Sept. 2. Miss Bernice Catherine Weenmseher and Waiter P. Gruszsuskas, by the Bey. H. A. Meilinger of Our Lady of Good Counsel church, Sept. 2. Miss Dolores I.ucy White and Francis Joseph Pitz. by the Rev. I.. Riebenthaler O.S.B., of Annunciation church, Sel~t. 2. Belvidere -- Miss Margaret Kling and Edward Curtis. by the Rev. J. T. Egan of St. James church, Sept. 3. Cary -- Mi~ (~ecilia Pesek and Roy Ser~en, by the Roy'. F. A. Kihlerry of SS. Peter and Paul church. Aug. 26. Crystal Lake -- Miss Jean Alice Rath- ford and Riclmrd Kenneth Collins, by the Roy. E. A. McCormick of St. Thomas church, Aug. 26. Miss Gladys K. Sitarz and Walter A. Benkstein, by the Rev. E. A. McCormick of St. Thomas church. Aug. 26. Dixon -- Miss Mary Lou Bauer and Eugene Hare, by the Rev. Thomas Green of St. Patrick's church, Aug. 26. Elgifi -- Miss Marianne Medau and Don- ald J. Hernandez, by the Rev. E. A. O'Brien of St. Laurence church, Aug. 26. Harmon -- Miss Virginia McNinch .nd Joseph So.alan, by the Rev. D. A. Murphy of St. Flannen's church, Aug. 26. Marenco -- Miss lona Bailey and John Clifford, by the Roy. D. O'Connell of Sac* red lieart church. Aug. 24. McHenry -- Miss Carols Conway and John Ficken. by the Rev. K. C. Coakley of St. Patrick's church, Aug. 26. Miss Marian E. Freund and William Herrmann, by the Rt. Rev. Msgr. C. S, Nix of St. Mary's church, Aug. 26. Somonauk -- Miss Coletta Kendriek and Donald Ropp, by. the Roy. M. J. Windt, O. Praem., of St. John's church, Sept. 2. Sterling -- Miss Dorothy Hawk and Gordon W. Brown. by the Rev. L. H. Am- bre of St. Mary's church, Aug. 21. Mi~m Norms Stark. and Alan Eberhsrdt, by the Roy. J. M. Tully, Sept. 1. Woodstock -- Miss Patrieia C. Murphy and Carl V. Wren, by the Rev. J. M. Egan of St. Mary's c~rch, Aug. 26. Aurora Group To Make Pilgrimage Sunday, September 10 Aurora -- Mrs. Barney Wittry and Margaret Hankes are assisting the Rev. Victor Dux, O.S.B., in arranging a pilgrimage to Holy tIill, Wis. Sunday, Sept 10. Some 60 or more persons from Aurora will visit the shrine of Mary, Help of Chl"istians which stands on a hill about 40 miles northwest of Mihvaukee. Enroute they will recite the Rosary. At the shrine, a ser- mon and Benediction will be given. The first chapel was built on Holy Hill in 1863. Today a mag- nificent stone church stands on the site. It is set in the midst of a wooded area with an outdoor Way IP' of the Cross marking the steps leading to the church. The shrine is in charge of the Disealced Car- melite Fathers. 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