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Serving Georgia's 88 Southern Counties Vol. 40, No. 6 St. Francis Hospital School Of Nursing To Open In Fall COLUMBUS — in 1950 the Sisters of the Third Order of Saint Francis, of Pittsburg open ed a brand new and modern general hospital in Columbus, Ga. The original charter of the hospital provided for establish ment of a school of nursing. For nine years it was the cherished dream of the Sisters. In Septem ber, it will become a reality with the enrollment of the first class of the St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing. The fledgling “Probies’ ’will live and learn in the new Ave Marie Hall, which provides fa cilities for the education unit and residence. Academic testing of applicants was done in May and June and final selection of applicants for the 1959-1960 term was com pleted in July. First year stu dents attend Columbus College where they are enrolled for courses in anatomy and physio logy, English, chemistry, micro biology, psychology and sociol ogy. These courses carry forty college credits. Next year the student nurses will go to St. Francis General Hospital and Rehabilitation Institute in Pitts burg, Pennsylvania for instruc tion and experience with psy chiatric patients. They will go “on affiliation” to the University Hospital in Birmingham, Ala bama for their course in nursing care of children. This newest of Catholic Nur sing School in Georgia . will be formally dedicated by His Ex cellency, Bishop Thomas J. Mc Donough, Auxiliary Bishop of Savannah, in mid-September. Atlanta In 1960 GEORGIA KNIGHTS PLAN FOR NATIONAL CONVENTION (By John J. McCreary) MACON-—Georgia Knights of Columbus on Sunday, August 2, launched plans for a full- scale development of their pro gram in preparation for the ses sion in Atlanta of the Supreme Council in 1960, the first time it has met in the deep South in approximately 50 years. State Deputy Charles C. Ches ser of Augusta presided. Paul MaCarthy program consultant of the Knights of Columbus Service Department, New Hav en, was guest speaker. McCarthy praised the Georgia knights for compliance with the elements of the Order’s program during the past fraternal year, announcing that a greater per centage of councils in this state had earned top honors than in other sections of the country. Announcment was made that the councils in Brunswick, De catur and Marietta had attained Star Rank by having complied with all the requirements sched uled by the national organiza tion. George L. Gettier, Charlotte, a past state deputy of North Carolina and general agent of the Knights of Columbus Agen cy Department, addressed the conference on new insurance plans now issued to members of the Order and their families. District Deputies Flem Cliett, Savannah, Ray Dwornik, Al bany, Gordon Moss, Atlanta, and Thomas J. Griffin, of Mari etta, gave notice of selective membership recuiting programs to commence immediately in their respective districts embrac ing the entire state. Grand Knights of the eleven councils represented at the meeting pledged full co-operation and support toward achievement of all distinctions offered by the Supreme Council. Past State Deputy N. J. Camerio and Joe G. McNeil, grand knight of Macon Council 925, welcomed the 58 visiting knights. A guest was the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Thomas I Sheehan, pastor of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. The conference was held at the Knights of Columbus Flail, 538 High Place. Official Elementary School Calendar DIOCESE OF SAVANNAH 1959-1960 Approved By The Most Reverend Thomas J. McDonouyh, D.D., J.C.D. 1959 September 3-4—Registration September 8—Classes Resume (Half-Day sessions. Sept. 8-11. November 25—Thanksgiving Recess begins at Noon. November 30—Classes Resume. December 8—Feast of Our Lady's Immaculate Con ception Holiday. December 23—Christmas Recess begins at Noon. 1960 January 4—Classes resume. January 19-21—Semester Examinations January 22—Semester recess. January 25—Second Semester Begins. March 17—St. Patrick's Day — Holiday. April 13—Easter Recess begins at Noon. April 19—Classes Resume. May 23-25—Final Examinations. May 26—Ascension Thursday — Holiday. June 3—School Closes. REPORT CARD DATES Grade 1 Grade 2 Grades 3-8 Feb. 1 Nov, 2 Oct. 14 Apr. 4 Feb. 1 Nov. 30 June 3 Apr. 4 Feb. 1 June 3 , t Mar. 14 .a. r # T / I, > T f Apr. 25 -’i June 3 DIOCESE OF SAVANNAH EDITION OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF THE DIOCESE OF SAVANNAH MONROE, GEORGIA, SATURDAY, AUGUST 22, 1959 10c Per Copy — $3 a Year Published By The Catholic Laymen's Ass'n of Georgia IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY Khrushchev Visit To Split Western The Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary will be ob served throughout the Catholic world on August 22, and honors the Immaculate Heart of Mary as a symbol of love. It is a favorite subject of many artists. The above picture is from a painting which adorns the home of the Clare- tian Fathers (The Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary) in Washington, D. C. (NC Photos) Requiem For Rev. Alfred Lafiolais, SJ. GRAND COTEAU, La., (NC) —Funeral services for Father Alfred Lafiolais, S.J., 90, who was known as the “Apostle of South Florida,” were held at Sacred Heart Church here. The Jesuit priest worked in the south Florida missions from 1912 to 1929 and was responsi ble for the establishment of some 26 churches in that area. He died (Aug. 3) at St. Chai'les College, the Jesuit novitiate here, where he had lived in re tirement since 1948. A native of Breaux Bridge, La., he joined the Society of Jesus in 1889 and was ordained at Woodstock, Md., in 1903 by the late Cardinal James Gib bons. After serving in Florida until 1929, Father Latiolais be came a pastor in Macon, Ga., and Grand Coteau, and later in Tampa, Fla. Savannah Catholic Nursing School Receives National Accreditation SAVANNAH — The School of Nursing at St. Joseph’s Hos pital, Savannah announced last week the full accreditation of the school. St. Joseph’s thus be comes the fourth Georgia nur sing school to achieve this dis tinction, and the only one in Georgia outside the Atlanta area. The other three school are Emory University Nursing School, Grady Memorial Hos pital School of Nursing, At lanta and St. Joseph’s Infirmary School of Nursing, Atlanta. Accreditation was extended for a six year period by the Na tional League of Nursing. The League confers nationally recog nized accreditation through a board which includes represent atives of all national nursing organizations, the American Col lege of Surgeons, the American Hospital Association and the American Medical Association. A complete study of the faculty, curriculum, and facilities and other facts of school operation is made by the board before ac creditation is given. Announcement was made on August 12th by Dr. William IL Lippit, chief of staff for the Hos pital, Sister Mary Redempta, R. S. M. Director of the School of Nursing and Sister Mary Incarnata R. S. M., Hospital Ad ministrator. In a statement to the Savan nah Morning News Sister Mary Incarnata said “Much of the credit should go to Sister Redempta who has headed the school for the past eight years.” “We feel justified,” she said, “In being proud of our school of nursing.” It has now reached what is undoubtedly the highest pinnacle of achievement since it was founded in 1902. Noting that two of the four Georgia nursing schools so ac credited are operated under Catholic Church auspices, Sister Mary Redempta said that the Catholics of Georgia should be “justly proud of the great strides made by our Catholic Hospitals in the field of Nursing.” . At St. Joseph’s, qualified high school graduates may enter on a three year course leading to the diploma of a graduate nurse, permitting the holder to take State Board examinations for the title of Registered Nurse. HISTORIAN APPEALS FOR EARLY CANONIZATION OF MOTHER ELIZABETH SETON (N.C.W.C. News Service) EMMITSBURG, Md., — An eloquent plea was made here that His Holiness Pope John XXIII “may see through to ful fillment” a petition for the ca nonization of Mother Elizabeth Bayley Seton. Msgr. John Tracy Ellis, pro fessor of Church history at the Catholic University of Ameri ca, made the appeal at the cere monies marking the sesquicen- tennial of St. Joseph’s Convent and College here. Mother Seton founded the U. S. Sisters of Charity at Em- mitsburg with eight followers. The community founded by her was the first native American sisterhood. It became affiliated in 1850 with the French Sisters of Charity. If she is canonized, she will be the first native American to be so honored. Highlight of the ceremonies here was a Pontifical Mass at which Archbishop Egidio Vag- nozzi, Apostolic Delegate to the United States, presided. In his sermon, Msgr. Ellis said: “Truly can we say of her, in the words with which St. Paul exhorted Timo thy, tiiat she laid hold upon the life eternal to which she was called and that she ‘made the good confession before many witnesses’ who have carried its inspiring message to every sec tion of the land. He added: “We have gather ed in Emmitsburg today not only to honor an historic oc casion of the American Church, but to join in expressing the prayerful hope that, if it be God’s holy will, Pope John XXIII, the 10th Successor of Pius VII, the pontiff of Mother 'Seton’s day, may see through to fulfillment” Mother Seton’s canonization. Msgr. Ellis’ listeners, includ ing bishops of the dioceses in which the Sisters of Charity MOTHER SETON are active, and some 700 mem bers of the order, heard him extol Mother Seton’s virtues. He pointed out that the orig inal tiny foundation has grown into six communities with al most 10,000 professed religious in the United States and Canada. He added: “Nothing but an extraordina ry love of God could have brought about this magnificent achievement for the Church in our time. And I like to think that it represents the flowering in your midst of the kind of (Continued on Page 8) Books Needed By Seminary Saint John Vianney Minor Seminary is in need of books suitable for High School Library. Books which benefactors might wish to donate would help greatly in the tremendous task of educating students for the Priesthood. Contact: Rev. E. Perot Fiero, Librarian, Saint John Vianney Minor Seminary, Grimball Point Road, Savannah, Georgia. THE COMMIE'S CALCULATED RISK Must Remain United, Vatican Editor Warns VATICAN CITY, (Radio, NC) —A Catholic editor warned here that Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev’s visit to the U. S. could be a victory for Moscow unless the Western nations re fuse to be split morally and materially. The comment was contained in an editorial in L’Osservatore della Domenica, Vatican City weekly. It was written by Federico Alessandrini, an editor of L’Osservatore Romano, Vati can City daily. Mr. Alessandrini wrote that “since the death of Stalin, Soviet diplomacy seeks to divide and destroy the Western de fense system.” There have been various projects to water down the impressions of the Iron Cur tain, but world communism re mains “more insidious” than be fore, the editorial stated. “Eisenhower’s (scheduled) trip to Europe and his preliminary consultations with major Euro pean nations demonstrate that the U. S. is mindful of the dan ger,” Mr. Alessandrini said. But he warned that the Khru shchev visit to the U. S. will be a victory for the Soviet unless the Western nations “refuse to let themselves be divided moral ly and materially and hold to the ideals which are at stake.” * * * URGES PRIVATE CRUSADE FOR CONVERSION (N. C. W. C. NEWS SERVICE) WINONA, MINN., — A pri vate crusade of prayer and pen ance for the conversion of Rus sia to coincide with Soviet Pre mier Nikita Khrushchev’s U. S. visit was suggested here. Martin H. Work, executive di rector of the National Council of Catholic Men, made the sug gestion in an address to a dio cesan Holy Name Rally spon- (Continued on Page 8) A Catholic Reports On Red Sponsored Youth Festival (By VINCENT J. GIESE) (This is. the first in a series of inside reports from l ienna on the seventh World Youth Fes tival held July 26 to August 4. They are written by Vincent J. Giese, editorial director of Fides Publishers of Chicago, who was in Vienna as an A rnerican partici pant at the Festival.) VIENNA — I am one of 350 Americans taking part in the World Youth Festival, the sev enth to be sponsored since World War II by two powerful Com munist-front organizations—The World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY) and the Inter national Union of Students (IIJS). Taking a calculated risk, the Soviets are holding their Fes tival outside the Iron Curtain for the first time. In bringing the Festival here, where fewer than three out of 100 people are Com munist and where the Commu nist party holds no seats in par liament, the Festival organizers have met with strong opposition from Austrian and Hungarian youth organizations and the Catholic Church. The Austrian Youth Federation has declared its opposition to “any militaris tic, nationalistic, or totalitai’ian tendency, be it facist, people’s democratic, or any other sort.” Quietly, but with grim deter mination, the Austrians have mobilized forces against the Fes tival, which has drawn 17,000 Communist youth for the mas sive propaganda events of the 10 days — geared to influence youth from the emerging coun tries of Asia, Africa, and Latin America. News Boycott A complete news boycott has been successfully organized in Vienna. Both the press and the radio are silent on the daily events of the Festival. Anti- Communist information booths are strategically located throughout the city. All sorts of anti-Festival literature is avail able, in particular the Vienna Daily Gazette which is being published in seven languages during the Festival. Programs, outside the Festival, are being sponsored by Austrian youth or ganizations and facilities are provided where delegates may meet in quiet to talk with Aus trian youth. On the evening of the opening of the Festival, Car dinal Koenig of Vienna cele brated a Mass for the persecuted Church. An impressive exhibit on the suffering and persecuted Church, “Unconquerable Faith,” is open daily to the public. The World Youth Festival opened July 26 with a large and colorful parade to the Vienna Stadium, where 70,000 people gathered — most of them re cruited among Austrian Com munists. The Festival has brought to Vienna some 7,000 youth from Western Europe, 4,000 from Eastern Europe, 1,300 from Latin America, 700 from North America, Australia, and .New Zealand, 1,500 from Asia, 1,100 from the Arab countries, and 650 from Africa. Role For Americans Although the United States and American student organiza tions are not officially partici pating, some 350 Americans have joined the Festival as in dividuals interested in meeting person-to-person with Commu nist youth from around the world. The U. S. State Department has urged Americans to recog nize that (1) the sponsors of the Festival are Communist-front organizations devoted to fur thering the aims of International Communism, and (2) attempts will be made to use their partici pation to further the Communist cause. Nearly 90 of the Americans were briefed by the Independent Service Committee, organized at Cambridge, Mass., primarily as an information service to give Americans background on the history of the festivals and on domestic and foreign policy issues most likely to come up for discussion during the meet ings with Communist youth. The Independent Service Committee published documents on the his tory of the festivals, the history of the American Negro, U. S. policy development on nuclear weapons, selections of writings from modern- Russian authors, and made numerous other pub lications available. Following the briefing sessions in New York, the independent Service Committee has opened an infor mation office in Vienna. Although the Festival was billed as “ a non-political youth meeting for peace,” at which youth from around the world could meet freely in a spirit of peace and friendship, the propa ganda forces to date have been highly organized and controlled. Tight control by the Soviets of the Festival was demon strated most dramatically in the successful way in which the Festival organizers squelched the attempt on the part of the majority of the American parti cipants to maintain a free and democratic spirit within the American delegation. How this break-up of democratic pro cesses was carried out has been the most significant develop ment in Vienna the first week of the Festival. Next Issue: I will report to you on how the majority group Pope John XXIII (Radio, N.C.W.C. News Service) CASTELGANDOLFA, Italy — His Holiness Pope John XXIII offered Sunday Mass for his summer neighbors here, and in a brief sermon urged them to make their participation in the Mass a living and conscious act. The faithful should become aware of the fact that in the Mass they are united in the worship of God, he said. The papal Mass was celebrat ed (Aug. 9) in the new audience hall in the Pope’s summer villa in the presence of a congrega tion of about 10,000 persons — most of them residents of Cas- telgandolfo and other nearby towns. The mayor of Castelgan- of the American participants won the first propaganda battle of the Festival and embarassed the Commie’s International Preparatory Committee (IPC), the official governing body of the Festival. dolfo and members of the town council were seated near the altar. In his sermon, Pope John said that many people when attend ing Sunday Mass are distracted, and often do not even see the celebrant. He recalled that when he was Apostolic Dele gate to Bulgaria in the early thirties, he visited Yugoslav centers where the faithful joined with the priest in re citing the prayers and chants of the Mass. Real participation in the Mass, the Pope said, means that the faithful must really feel that they are a part of the feast of charity and faith. Make Participation In Mass A Living And Conscious Act