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EIGHTEEN THE BULLETIN OF THE CATHOLIC L AYMEN'S ASSOCIATION OF GEORGIA l u , i: uG;00 ATHER J, J, H 15 Archbishops and Bishops " OF CHARLESTON DIES f " at Bishop Smith's Funeral pastor Emeritus of Sacred Heart Church Was Ordain. ed Thirty-Six Years (Special to The Bulletin) CI_RLESTON, S. C.- The Very ev. John J. Hughes, pastor emeritus of Sacred Heart Church, died late in December after an illness of two months. Father Hughes was the third oldest priest in point of service in the Di- ocese of Charleston, and retired as pastor of Sacred Heart Church in 1933 because of failing health, which did not become serious until two months ago. Born in liladelphia October 4, 1870, Father Hughes was educated in the schools of his native city, at Villanova College. St. Mary's Senti- mary, Baltimore, and St- Bonaven- ture Seminary, Alleghany, N. Y. He was ordained October 29, 1899, for the Diocese of Charleston by ishop Northrop. His first assigmment was on thai Greenville missions, November - i, f 1899, where he remained until Jan-[ uary 5, 1904, when he was assigned i to St. Patrick's Church, Charleston. Here he remained four years, until I appointed to the Aiken Missions Jan-] uary 8, 1908, where he remained un-' til January 29, 1909, when he was ap- pointed to St. Peter's Church, Co- lumbia. On October 5, 1913, Father Hughes was placed in charge of the Summer- villa parish and missions; he built the Waterboro and Yonge's Island Churches and the rectory at Sum- merville. Returning to Charleston Yebruary 1. 1918, he became pastor of Holy Rosary Church, remaming there until he became the first pastor of Sacred Heart Church, which he built, in June, 1921. IIere he re- mained until his retirement in 1933, and here he made his home as pas- tor emeritus since his retirement. Father Hughes was a man of great zeal, a kindly, priestly man, beloved by his parishioners and all who knew him. The Most Rev. Emmet M. V#Yalsh, D. D.. Bishop of Charleston: officiated at the Pontifical Mass at the funeral of Father Hughes, as- "gisted by the priests of the Dioce. Interment was in the priests' section of St. Lawrence cemetery. Rev. Herman Grones, Belmont Abbey, Dies Injuries Sustained When Hit by Auto Fatal to Former Pastor of Concord, N. C. (Special to The Bullet'n) BELMONT, N. C.--The Rev. Her- man Grones, O. S. B., died early Saturday afternoon, January 4. in Mercy Hcs-ital, Char:ote, of in- juries suffered the previous evening when he was struck by an automo- bile. The accident occurred near the Abbey while Father H e r m a n wzs walking in the road. The dr:vet of the car said that he did not see Father Herman in time to avoid the accident. Father Herman was born in Mayen, l'uss'a, March 17, 1874, and c:me to Ame ica when a child with his par- ants. The family settled in Oregon. After reaching, maturity, the son en- terzd St. Mary s Sem'nary. Ba, t'more. After pursuing stud!es there for sgme lime. he made application for en- trance to the Benedictine Order at Belmont Abbzy. On July 30, 1918, he wn- ordained to the priesthood by the late Bishop Haid. The following three years Father Herman was assistant nastor of St. mIary's in Richmond, va., and later he was chahln at the government hosvital in Often, N. C., for a year. Fallow:rig this appointment he hd Charge of St. James Church in Con- Cord. N. C., for a period of eighteen _years. During these years Father Iterman endeared himse'f to hs peo- pie, particularly to the noor for whom he never tired se!ding himself. Durir.g the past y-ar he had been re- tired from active work due to ill health. On Monday afternoon, January 6, the mortal remains of Father Her- man were moved from the Abbey parlpr to the Cathedral in soD-urn vro- eesrmm There Matins and lauds of the Dead were rec.'ted by the com- munity. Tuesday morning at I0:3 a Solemn Pontifical Mss of Requi:m was sun by the Rt. Roy. Vincent. Taylor, O. S. B., D. D.. Abbot of Bel- mont Abbey, with Very Rev. A1 phonse Buss, O. S. B., Prior, as as- 'sant priest. Tha Rev. Gerard Bett- ger. O. S. B., and the Rev. Ferbert McGowan. O. S B, were deacons, of hone-': the Rev. Charles Kastner, O. S. B., and the Rev. Sebastian Doris, O. S. B., were deacon and sub- deacon rear)actively; the Very Roy. Nicholas B'iley, O. S. B.. and Fr. Anthony Byrne.. O. S. B.. were mas- ters of ceremomes. Besides the resi- dent members of the commun'ty the following were resent: The Rev. James Maney Wilmington; the Roy. Thomas Mackin, Spartanburg; the Roy. James Cowan. Alhemarle; the lev. Anold Walters, O. F. M., Le- oir; the Rev. Ambrose Ga!laher, --P). S. B.: the Rev. Maurice McDon-  nell, O. S. B.; and th . Rev. Philip Tirney, O. S. B., Charlotte. A ren- resentative delegation from Concord likewise was present. After the singin of the Libera" in- terment took place ia the Abbey Cemetery. Very Roy. John J. Hughes Rev. Joseph Sehmodry, C. S. Sp. FATHER SCHMOORY, CHARLESTON, DIES Holy Ghost Father, Former Professor of Theology, a Priest Forty-One Years (Special to The Bulletin) CHARLESTON, S. C. --The Rev. Joseph A. Schrncxlry, C. S. Sp., for- merly professor of theolo-j" in semi- narles in this country and Europe, nd for the past eiffht years ass!stant at St. Peter's Church here, died Janu- ry5 after forty-one years of priest- y labor as a member of the Congre- gation of the IIoly Ghost. Father Schmody was. born in Kay- -sberg, Alsace, France, August 1, 1868, the Son of Mr. and Mrs. An- toine Schmcdry. He was educated in his native c!ty, in Mesnieres, where he received his secondary and classi- cal education, at Langonnet, BriEta.ny, where he made his studes in philo- sophy, at Cbevilly, where he studied theology, and at the Institute of Paris, where he received his university de- grees in arts and letters. Ordained December 22, 1894, Father Sehmodry was named professor of philosophy and theology at CelPale and then at Chevilly, Paris; in 1898 he was appointed to a similar pest at the seminary of the Holy Ghost Fath.'s at Cornwells, Pa. Asking his su- periors to be assigne to parish and n issi mary work, he labored among F em 'h, German and Bohrnian groups :'x I tro't in 1900, and in the lumber town of Chippewa Falls, Wis., some time later; he als9 labored in Canada, Portsmouth, R. I., and in Louisiana, where he went in 1912. Fourteen years ago the ardous labors of Father Schmcdry took their tax in his health, but he refus_l to be idle, and continued his work to the limit of his ability and even. be- yond; for eight years he gave of all h s s rength to the parishioners of St. P.ers Church for colored Catholics here. He bore his sufferings bravely and cheerfully, and died on the Feast of the Epiphany, January 5. The funeral was held from St. Peter's Church, his associates of the mgregation of the Holy Ghost and e clergy of the city assist!ng at the .ClU:'em Mass, The sermon was de- eared by the Roy. George J. Col- as, C. S. Sp., New York, who re- lied Father Schmodry's life of toil, sacrifice and cheerful suffering, and iris desire to remain always in the background despite his great talents as a teacher and in other dlrect'ons. MAYO-ROF KNOXVILLE John T. O'Connor Chatta- nooga Speaker (Special To he Bulletin) CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--Hon. Jno. T. O'Connor, mayor of Knoxville, was the principal speaker at the Decem- ber meeting of the Layman's Dinner Club here. Mayor Bass of Chatta- nooga was a guest of honor. Archbishop ,McNicholas Cele- brant of Mass---chbishop Stritch Delivers Sermon (By N. C. W. C. News Service) NASHVLLLF Tenn.--Fifteen Arch- bishops and Bishops and three Ab- bots attended the funeral of the Most Rev. A1phome J. Smith, sixth Bish- op of Nashville, here. Bishop Smith was buried in the Priests' Mound in Calvary Ceme'_ery, the first Bishop to be buried there. Another Nash- ville Ordinary, Bishop Richard P. Miles is buried beneath the altar of St. Mary's Church. The burial followed services at the Cathedral of the Incarnation, with the Most Roy, John T. McNicholas, O. P., Archbishop of Cincinnati, celebrating the solemn requiem Mass. The Most Rev. Samuel A. Stritch, Archbishop of Milwaukee. deliver- ed the sermon. Bshops and Abbots present were: The Most Rev. Karl J. Alter, Bish- op of Toledo; the Most Rev. John A. Puffy, Bishop of .Syracuse; the Most Roy. John A. Floersh, Bishop of Louisville; the Most Rev. Michael J. Gallagher, Bishop of Detroit; th Most Rev. Richard O. Gerow, Bish- op of Natchez; the Most Rev. James A. Griffin, Bishop of Springfield in Illinois; the Most Rev. James J. Hart- ley, Bishop of Columbus; the Most Rev. Francis W. Howard, Bishop of Cowngon; the Most Rev. Emmanuel B. Ledvina, Bishop of Corpus Chris- ti; the Most Rev. John B. Morris. Bishop of Little Rock: the Most Rev. Joseuh E. Ritter, Bishop of Indian- apolls; the Most Rev. Thomas J. Toolen. Bishop of Mobile; the Most Roy. William D. O'Brlen, Auxiliary ] Bishop of Chicago; the Rt. Rev. Ab- bot Ignatius Esser, O.S.B.. St. Ber- ]nard's Abbey, the Rt. Roy. Abbot Frederic M. Dunne, O.C.S.O., Ab- bey of Our Lady of Gethsemani. and the Rt. Rev. Abbot Ambrose Reger, O.S.B.. St. Bernard's Abbey. The Rev. E. F. Callahan C.arkes- ville, and the Rev. Louis J. Kemp- hues, of Memphis, were deacons of honor at the Mass. The Rev. Ralph Pfau, of Indianapolis. and the Rev. Jerome Plan. of Terra Haute, neph- ews of Bi.hop Smith, were deacon and subdeacon. In his sermon, Archbishop Stritch referred to Bishop Smith as a "great man of God." "Bishop Smith," he said, "had a great intellect, he was scholarly, he possessed great human- l ity and ability of expression, but we ntwt pay tribute to him chiefly as a great man of God." The chief ambition of Bishop Smith, whom he had known since cbildhood, Archbishop Stritch said, was to save souls for God To this, he said. he subordinated all other phases of his Episcopal, work. He also paid tribute to Bishop Smith's devotion to Blessed Virgin. Bishop Morris officiated at the fi- nal ceremony in the cemetery. Bishop Smith, son of the late George J. and Mary. Ditten Smith, was born November 14, 1883 at Mad- ison. Ind. He was educated in Jas- per College, Jasper, Ind., St. Greg- ory's Seminary, Cincinnati, St. Mary's College, St. Mary's Kan., and the Nor:h American College and the Pontifical University of the Prop- aganda in Rome. Returning to Indianapolis, July 1, 19{)8, he became assistant pastor of the Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul, and remained there for 1 years. On June 1. 1921, he was made pastor of the parish of St. Joan of Arc, In- dianapolis. He received notification from Rome that he had been ap- tointed Bishou of the diocese o! Nashville on December 21. 1923, suc- ceeding the late Bishop Byrne. Bishop Smith was the youngest of a family of ten children. His brother, the Rev. George Smith of Indianapolis, and three sisters pre- ceded him in death. He is surviv- Abbeville Church Is Fifty Years Erected Sacred Heart Church! Abbeville, S. C. was 50 years dedicated in De- cember, and the golden juhilee was appropriately marked by ceremonies at which the Most Rev. Emmet M. Walsh, D. D., Bishop of Charleston, presided The Abbevilie parish is one of the most historic in Upper South Carolina; it is on the Ander- son Missions, of which the Rev. Henry Spiesman is pastor. A future issue of The Bulletin will contain a history of the jubilee parish and other matter of kindred interest. Sister M. Elizabeth Dies in Charleston Former Public School Teach- er Was Member of Faculty of Bishop England High (Special to The Bulletin) CHARLESTON, S. C. -- The Rev. Sister Mary Elizabeth of the Sisters ef Our Lady of Mercy, a beloved member of the ordeT since her en- trance nine years ago, died here January 23 after a short illne. Sisters Mary Elizabeth was former- ly Miss Ida Kelly of this city, where she was born, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs William Kelly; she was a teacher in the public schools of Char- leston when she entered the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy in 1927. She i had done special work at Marywoodl College, Scranton, Pa., and at the: Catholic University of America, and served as principal of Cathedral Grammar School bfore becoming a member of the faculty of Bishop England High School. Sister Mary Elizabeth was particularly interested "n the religious vacation schools, and served effectively for several seasons at Spartanburg and Caesar's Head. The Rt. Rev. Msg'r. Jos. L. O'Brien, D. D., rector of Bishou England High School, officiated at the Solemn High Mass of Requiem for the repose of the soul of Sister Mary Elizabeth the Roy. Dr. J. L. Mann'ng, was deacon and the Rev. John McCarthy sub- deacon. Interment was in St. Law- rence Cemetery. Surviving Sister Mary Elizabeth are her father, her sister, Mrs. J. Allen Morris, and four brothem. Joseph M. Kelly, Charleston. and William. Jr,, Andrew, and George L. Kelly, Chattanooga. Sister Mary Elizbh was one of the most beoved Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy in the Diocese, and her services at Cathedral school, Bishop England High School and the religt- pus vacate.on schools endeared her to .hundreds who had the privilege of being her pupils. Marist Missions in Southeast Georgia (Special To The Bulletin) BRUNSWICK, Ga.--A series of mis- sions will be given in Brunswick and its adjacent mission territory in February by the Marist Mission Band of Washington, D. C. The Bruns- wick missions are under the direction of Father F. M. Perry, S.M., pastor, assisted by Father Joseph G. CaN laghan. S.M., and Father John Mer- cer, S.M. Father Philip Hasson, S.M., will conduct a triduum at Darien Febru- ary 8-11, and at Ludowici February 12-15; he will conduct a week's mis- sion at Waycross February 16-23. Father William Lonergan, S.M., su- perior of the Mission Band. after fin- ishing a mission in Boston, will con- ed by five sisters, two of whom are Sisters Alphonsine and Majella ol duct one at the Church of St. Fran- St. Mary-of-the.Woods, Terre Haute cis Xavier. Brunswick, the week of Ind. February 16. Negress Dies in Brunswick at Established Age of 109 (Special To The Bulletin) BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- "Aunt Janie" Jackson, born 109 years ago in slav- ery on St. Simon's Island, died' here January 6 in the freedom of the Catholic Church. "Aunt Janie" was a Catholic from her youth; for many years she attended daily Mass. and only ill health or the most inclement weather would keep her from St. Francis Xavier Church each morning. The Rev. F. M. Perry, S.M., pastor of St. Francis Xavied rarish, offici- ated at the funeral Mass, attended by a large number of her white as well as her colored friends. She never married. "Aunt Janie',' was born July 4, 1826, on St. Simon s Island, the property i of Benjamin Cater, then owner of Kelvin Grove Plantation then located on the present site of the home of Mr Maxfield Parrish. At the age of 12. she was sold as a slave to the du Bignon Plantation on Jekyl Is- land, where she remained until Abra- [ham Lincoln issued his Emancipation I Pro'lamation. [ "Aunt Janle" was the daughter of I Jr.ek:', jhOJoaS wbornmarriedAf:a / country born Negro woman' after I he was sold ito slavery in this court- try. In 1858, when the last slave ship, the Wanderer, to enter this country. "Jack" learned that the new slaves were from his part of Africa. He sought them out, and when their owners discovered that "Jack" could converse with them, they made them their in:,rpreter and placed him in charge of them. After emancipation he took his family to Anguilla. four- teen miles from Brunswick, to live, and for thirty years hc regularly walked that distance to visit and con- verse with his people. "Jack" died when well over one hundred. "AUnt Janie" had a sister, Ponder Hamilton, two year= older than she, who died at Yufuskie, S. C., three years ago at the age of 108. She has a cousin, Julia Rush, Atlan- ta, who is 109 years old. "Aunt Ja- nie" was active up to her final days, her only sign of great age being fal- ing but still very serviceable eye- sight. Her knowledge of New-re snir- ituals and songs brought from the Bahamas and from Africa by slaves was unusual, and even in recent years she appeared on programs on St. Simon s Island; Mrs. Maxfield Parrish. now owner of the plantation where "Aunt Janie" was born. had her interpretation of he stuals preserved on phonograph records. JANUARY 31, 1936 MOTHER GABRIEL DIES AFTER BRIEF ILLNESS Bishop Keyes Presides at Funeral of Pioneer Sister of St. Joseph at Augusta AUGUSTA, Ga.--The Re,/. MOther Gabriel Hynes, formerly mother lrovincial of the Sisters of St. Jos- eph in Georgia, one of the oldest members of the order in the Dio- cese, and a member of one of the eldest and leading Catholic families of the state died here early in Jan- uary at the age of 86. Mother Ga- briel had been active until stricken by pneumonia a few days before her death. Born at Locust Grove, Taliaferro County, Ga., September 17, 1849, Mother Gabriel had been active un- til stricken by pneumonia a few days before her death. Born at Locust Grove, Taliaferro County, Ga, September 17, 1849 Mother Gabriel was a member of a family which traced its ancestry back to the Maryland pioneers of Revolutionary days. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph at Washington, Ga., in 1880; during her long years in religious life Mother Gabriel served as superior at Washlngton Sharon and Augusta, as mistress of novices, superior-general of the or- der in Georgia, and in recent years as assistant provincial. She came to Augusta from Washington in 1913 when the motherhouse was trans- ferred after fire destroyed the Sis- ters' convent there, and had been in Augnsta since. In every capacity in which she had served the order. Mother Ga- briel was a true religious, untiring, zealous, kindly, charitable. Some years ago she suffered an injury which to some extent handicapped her, but her unfailing good nature never failed and she was busily and happily active until her final brief illness. The Most Rev. Michael J. Keyes, S. M., D." D., Apostolic Administra- tor of the Diocese of Savannah, pre- sided at the funeral Mass, at which the Roy. John J.! Kennedy, chaplain at Mt. St. Joseph's. officiated. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. James A. Kane. pas- tor of St. Mary's-On-The-Hill, and clergy from Augusta, Savannah, Athens, and Atlanta attended. Inter- ment was in the Sisters' Section of Westover Cemetery. Surviving Mother Gabriel are her sister, Miss Margaret Hynes of Sa- vanah; four nieces, Mrs. Kate Flan- nery Semmes and Mrs. Fred G. Doyle, Savannah, Miss Mary Helen Hynes, Sarasota, Fla., and Miss Mary Hynes, Athens, Ga., two nephews, F. X. Hynes, Athens, and A. J. Hynes, Suffolk, Va., and several grandnephews and grandnieces, Among Mother Gabriel's cousins are Sister M. Augustine of the Sisters of St. Joseph. and Mrs. Jeremiah hIc- Carthy. Miss Genevieve Harty. Wil- liam J. Harty and Mrs. Edward F. O'Connor. Jr., of Savannah. ST, MARY DE SALES DIES IN ATLANTA Was Native of Savannah and Member of Pioneer Family (Special to The Bulletin) ATLANTA, Ga.--The Rev. Sister Mary de Sales Doyle, a member of a pioneer Georgia Catholic family and a native of Savannah, died here early in January after an extended illness. Sister Mary de Sales was one of the oldest members of the Sisters of Mercy in Georgia; she was born in Savannah 79 years ago. and anent her life as a religious worker at St. Vin- cent Acadamy until her recent re- moval to Atlanta. For 25 years she was in charge of the denartment of music at the Academy. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Doyle, widely known Savan- nahians and was known in the world as Miss Fanni. Doyle; her years of i self-sacrificing and cheerful service as a Sister of Mercy endeared her to many sueeessful classes of pupils, many of them today leaders in I Georgia and elsewhere. The Rev. James T. Railly, S. M paster of Sacred Heart Church. At- ianta, officiated at the Requiem Mass at the funeral, assisted by clergy of the Diocese; interment was in the Sisters Section of West View ceme- tery. Surviving are her nieces, Miss Margaret MacDonald and Miss Mary MacDonald, Atlanta, and her cousin, Mrs. W. P. Stapleton, Savannah. Fr. Cronln Conducts Greenville Retreat (Special to The Bulletin) GREENVILLE, S. C.- The Rev. Thomas Cronin, C. SS. R., superior of the Redemptorist Fathers at Orangeburg, conducted the retreat for the Sodality of the Blessed Vir- gin at St. Francis Hospital here early is January. Father Cronin gave the four meditations a day; a question box was a feature of the retreat. Officers of the sodality are Miss Madeline M. Patrick, president; Miss L. Frances McGrath. vice-presldent; Miss Alice M. Howard, scretary and treasurer: Sister Demetria, directress, end the Rev. T. J. McGrath, spiritu- al director, who sponsored the xe- treat,