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News Section--Page 8A THE OBSERVER EDITION OF OUR SUNDAY VISITOR Sunday, September 25, 1949 Of Friar Minor, Canada, Advanced Alexandria, Egypt--(NC)--Apostolic processes in the beatification causes of two Servants of God have been taking place here at the Apostolic Vicariate of Egypt. The Servants of God are the Rev. Frederic Jans0one of the Friars Minor and Sister Mary Catherine Troiani, foundress of the Fran- ciscan Missionary Sisters of Egypt. Chairman in the process for Fa-~ ther Frederic was the Very ReD. heard of the need of a teaching or- Christopher Fitzmaurice, O.F.M. der of nuns for Egypt, where Bishop Ange Marie Hiral, O.F.M., Khedive Ismail Pacha was showing Vicar Apostolic of Suez Canal, who great sympathy to Catholic Insti- knew Father Frederic in 1908 while tutions. the latter was serving in the Fran- With the approval of the Sacred eiscan Province of Canada, also Congregation for the Propagation was present, of the Faith, and accompanied by Father Frederic was born at five Sisters and a Franciscan priest, Ghyvelde, France, in 1838 and Sister Mary Catherine set out for joined the Friars Minor at Aimens Egypt in 1851. She founded the in 1864. He was admitted to the first Catholic girls' school at Clot Custody of the Holy Land in 1866 Bey, besides a girls' orphanage, on and spent two years in Egypt and land given by the khedive. The ten at Jerusalem, where he occu- need for a missionary constitution pied the post of Custodial Vicar for the new religious family urged and enjoyed the fame of sanctity, her to request authority from the He visited the Canadian Province Sacred Congregation ,and the Fran- in 1881 and finally settled there at ciscan Missionary Sisters of Egypt Trois Rivieres in 1888 at first Cam- were founded in 1861 as a result. misary of the Holy Land in North The new Order soon spread all over America. He lived a life of aus- Egypt and to Palestine and many terity and prayer, devoting him- leading Moslem families sent their self at the same time to an in- daughters to the Sisters' schools tense apostleship among the faith- which now number 16 in Egypt ful of Quebec, Trois Rivieres, alone. Joliette, Valleyfield and New Eng- Sister Marie Catherine died in land. 1887 in the odor of sanctity and Father Frederic's health, which many graces and miracles have was always poor, finally gave way been attrbuted to her intercession. in 1916 at the age of 78, of which Recently Sister Valeriana Colombo 52 years were spent in religion, of Jerusalem reportedly recovered His mortal remains rest at the from a disease, described as in- Franciscan Chapel of Trois Ri- curable, after invoking her inter- vieres and is the goal of many a cession. pilgrimage. The cause of his beatification Fourteen College Girls which was opened in 1927, com- prises an apostolic process at Trois Leave For Year's ~ivieres, in Egypt and in France. Study In Switzerland It is now almost completed and the conclusions will soon be submitted to the Sacred Congregation of River Forest, IIL m(NC)-- Ten Rites for judgment on the heroic students from Rosary College here qualities of Father Frederic's vir- and four girls from other colleges Sues and the sufficiency of his mir- will sail shortly from New York to Europe to spend a year at the acles for final beatification. Old L'Institut des Hautes Etudes in people of Egypt and, Jerusalem Fribourg, Switzerland. still recall his saintly figure. Sister Mary Catherine was born The Swiss school is the foreign branch of Rosary College--the only at Viterbo, Italy, in 1813. After Catholic women's college in the l~rofessing as a Religious in the United States to maintain a junior Congregation of the Teaching Sis- year plan of foreign study. It is ters of St. Clare at Ferentino, she affiliated with the internationally Burgess Acousti Confessionals Panels for Existing Confessionals Burgess Acousti Telephone Booths Acoustical Engineering Co., Inc. Acoustical Treatment and Sound Control 614 Shaw Street Rockford, Illlnois known University of Fribourg. Any girl student with two years of college French or its equivalent is eligible to attend. Patricia Gallagher, an alumna of Rosary College, is travelling with the group. She has a scholar- ship to the Institute Plus XII in Florence, Italy, a graduate school in fine arts maintained by the same Dominican Sisters who conduct Rosary College and the Fribourg school. I I AR-KI-TECK I ockcote I Weddings I Albl rl - Rockford ~ Miss Mary Ann Sciortino 1 R 1 II IR i 1 and Joseph E. Troia, in St. Anthony of i | Padua church, Sept. 17. ~ I Amboy -- Miss Patricia Anne Antoine i ~ I and William J. Brady, both of Amboy, by i | the Rev. R. C. Troy of St. PatricK's cnurcn, 1 E Sept. 17. i .... rllA$~ "Ar $;..'ek=el | Miss Rosemary Shannon-of Amboy and i ......... 1 Richard Stepheniteh of Mendota, by the i " . ~ | ReD. R. C. Troy of St. Patrick's church, i gxtorlor ~,oatiflgs I Sept. 10. i E Aurora -- Miss Mary Lucille Hill and i Industrial and Mainten- I Virgil Arthur Beach. by the Rt. ReD. i " 1 Msgr. F. F. Conner of Holy Angels church, i once coatings I Sept. 17. 1 I Miss Violet Moldovan and Leo G. Lau- i "Rot-Stops" rot in I zen, by the Very RED.' Msgr. Basil Marchis i . I of St. Michael's church, Sept. 17. i wean or ceflya8 I Batavia -- Miss Bernice Kathryn Ober- i EJwise of Batavia and Howard O. Procup at i SCIENTIFICALLY AND IJAurora, by the Rt. ReD. Msgr. W. J. Don- i "" lJavon of Holy Crees church Sept. 17. 1 CAREFULLY FORMULATED ElDixon -- Miss Marcella' Needham and 1 IIPaul Rogers, Jr., by the ReD. W. C. Rob- 1 RY IIerts of St. Patrick's church, Sept. 10. 1 -- It Elgin ~ Miss Evelyn Katzen~ky and I -- .. -- = II Philip Madden by the ReD. M. J. Shanahan 1 KOCKTOrd I'alnt II of St. Mary's church, Sept. 10. 1 IJ Freeport -- Miss Norton Jean Bolender 1 Li ....----L...:----~-- El and HerbQrt J. Enzler, by the ReD. N. J. 1 /~tgUUlgqwlg[I/l~ ~V, IIBerg of St. Joseph's church, Sept. I0. I II Geneva -- Miss Rose Pollentier of Gen- 1 nnt'ltlnnD I/LIb~hlq El eva and Ralph L Olson of St Charles by 1 ................... l~the ReD. F. S." Poreella of" St. Peter's ~- m church, Sept. 17. ~ - St. Charles 1 Mi~ Madalene Marchese land Harold Van Deveire, by the ReD. R. I I J. Carse of St. Patrick's church, Sept. 10. ..TMA'r.4"-h. ~a~ | l Sterling -- Mms" Marian E. Reed of Rock l~t I I Falls and Fred J. Witbrod of Chicago, by IILVdlIILI~I GASOLINE lithe Rev. L. H. Ambre of St. Mary's church. Se t. 17. GOOD ~'~') I I ~hampaign. Ill.- Miss Mary Lou Per- v II bins of Freeport and Harry Keith Wilson UITH Nil ~llVI~_I Ilof East Orange, N. J., by the ReD. Edward ~'Villl " VII ~i[IV[~[ uJO'Rourke in St. John's Chape,l Sep.t I. ........... -- - II Mendota Ill -- Miss Berniece Full of .mltn ~t~O~.:~lr~:? ~..tim |' Mendote. ~='nd Cyril Chaon of West Brook- m s IIlyn_by the Very ReD. Msgr. L. J. Wiutnf ~! of Half Cro~$ church, Sept. 7. "PATRON MISSIONS, GUIDE ~irst American Brother to enter the Caroline and Marshall Islands, in the North Pacific, Brother John J. Walter, S.J., says a prayer before the shrine of his fellow Jesuit, St. Francis Xavier, patron of all missions, before setting out for Truk. (NC Photos) Late French Editor Credited With Present Good Relations Between Catholics, Government -- - in principle from the Vichy gov- Paris--(NC)--The ReD. Leon ernment, which wished to impose Merklen, Assumption]st prieston it tendentious and inexact and one of the world's outstand- declarations. ing Catholic journalists, who was buried recently, is credited with a major share in effecting the excellent relations which exist between Catholics and the pub- lic authorities in France today. Father Merklen, designated a chevalier in the Legion of Honor by the French government this spring on his 50th year as a priest, during 22 years as editor- in-chief of the Paris Catholic daily, La Croix, counselled his readers in the ways of modera- tion and conciliation. But where the paper--and its editor--really won esteem with today's French leaders was on its record during During this period Father Merklen was in personal contact with Georges Bidault and other prominent resistance leaders who have become leading figures in French national life. La Croix was one of only two newspapers published in the unoccupied zone which can appear today with the same title which indicates how well its direr eschewal "collab- oration]sin." Says U.S., Britain Can Stop Tito's 'Kiddy Kaper' CAY Group Rockford ~ A "Kiddy Kager" party is planned by the CAY pro- gram committee for 8:30 p. m. Sunday, September 25. Under the capable direction of Betty Do- herty, the party at the clubrooms on 310 Mulberry St. will feature "kiddy games" and luke box dancing. Prizes are to be awarded the best kids. Assistants are to be Robert Hansen, Illene Klinger, and John Williams. A crowd of 225 people gathered at the clubrooms last Sunday eve- ning to bid the Rev. Walter E. Lessman farewell and best wishes in his new position as pastor of St. Joseph's church, Lena. In a short program, the presidents of the CYR, CAY, and CMC express- ed thanks to Father Lessman for his work with the dubs. Speakers were the ReD. Paul Kunkel, Tony Enright, CYR; Charles Gallagher, CAY; Robert Doyle, CMC; Mrs. Durkin, CYR-CAY executive direc- tor; Rosemary Rogers, St. An- thony's Hospital nurses; and Paul Doherty, master of ceremonies. The "present to ~Father Lessman was presented by Edward McCoy. A weiner roast is planned for 7:30 p. m. Wednesday, September 28. Members are to meet at the clubrooms. Parishioners Welcome New Pastor At Morrison St. Mary's parishioners at Mar- risen. Illinois held a welcoming party for their new pastor, the ReD. Burwell E. Beddoes. in the uarish hall Thursday evening, Sept. 15. Mr. J. B. Hueseman acting as toastmaster welcomed the new pas- tor in the name of the parish and presented to him the shower of food goods brought in by the par- ishioners. Lunch followed and a ~eneral get-acquainted session took place. The party was under the direction of Mesdames Ralph Basile, Joseph Wilson, J. Stuart Blean, and Julian Burn. "We Dress Your Floors and Windows" See Our Complete Line Broadloom Carpeting a Linoleum a Tile a Kitchen Cabinets and Sinks Curtains and Drapes Window Shades Planning Services and Estimates Free Call Main 3-9651 the occupation. And yet this was the paper that the French govern- War On Church CAR-PET-LINE ment had shut down around the turn of the century! London --(NC-~-'~ The Govern- STORE Foreign Minister Robert Schu-ments of Britain and the United Inc. man, the former Premier, saidStates may soon be in a position 428 7th- that while he was hiding fromto demand the cessation of cur- bt. Rockford, Ill. the nazis during the war it wasrent persecution of the Church in the "between the lines" reports Yugoslavia, asserts Douglas Hyde,~__ of La Croix that kept up his former news editor of the Cam-I --- hope of eventual victory, munist Daily Worker here, writing | ............ "I said after the liberation and in the Catholic Herald. II ~w~ffis a ,OOD SHOW" I Because of Marshal Tito's sharp- I T.-e=. _ a .o.. . I I emphatically state today that ening dispute with the Cominform, II ~' a ^, I aria ~Arl I AL I there had to be some newspapersays Mr. Hyde, his regime is fast]l ..., ....... I to maintain hope in the destiny reaching a position where it can-II | n lA I Kl~b I of France:' Mr. Schuman de- not continue to survive without thell | clared. "How fortunate that it aid of Britain and America . . . II tlARt|$ HOUSE |HT|RPRJSE$, INC. I was a French Catholic newspa- per!" "There are signs," says the writ-] er, that the British Government l Even before the outbreak of is anxious to take advantage of this I ~ __ World War II Father Merklen situation and that a Yugoslav pro-~ ~l~qi~t~~~ had been warned by the Vatican test against Soviet interference in|liE]l IF II~ ~ that his name was on a nazi her internal politics brought be-] [] V~llil-~ proscription list for publishing fore the U. N. General Assembly] Pope Plus XI's encyclical di- would be welcomed and supported. J im~ rected against the nazis, "Mit "Unless Christians here make/| FIREPROOF STORAGE I Brennender Serge," and for hay- their views known now, they maytl 715 S Main Street I ing sought wide circulation for find their Government in effect re-ll " I it. sponsible for the perpetuation atII ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS I When the Germans rolled into the very persecution which has out. II | France, Father Merklen and his I raged the conscience of the West... l staff moved to Limoges, in the "Catholics and their organiza.[ .~.-,.,,-.- .-RA.-, ,~,, unoccupied zone, where the paper tions, who often feel frustrated b~ II KIg~rl I -rKUI~LII~rl I had resumed publication by Sep- the communist rulers' apparent un- tl .... .......... I tember, 1940. None of the staff responsiveness to outside pressure,|I ~rlIYKULI I I~U. I had been killed in the war up to can legitimately now demand thatil ............ I that: point, although one was any assistance given to Yugoslav]all aou oourn Lnurcn ot ~reen bt. I by the British Government shallll Phons 3-8~I I wounded, three were prisoners at the very least be conditional up-l| vc 'w gr ;, I and two more were still mobil- on the ending of religious perse-|l .................. ~ I ized. Many wore on their breasts cut]on there." /~ the Military Cross of 1940. From the start of the occupa- : tion La Croix showed its cam- I BRING THIS AD IN FOR 50% DISCOUNT ON . I plete hostility to "collaboration- I YOUR NEXT PERMANENT WAVE I ism" and was encouraged in this I VIOLA'S PALACE BEAUTY SHOP I stand by the highest ecclesiasti- , 107 H~ll ~. ( KFORD ,1!,7v....i. I col authorities. It stood aside