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EIGHTEEN THE BULLETIN OF THE CATHOLIC LAYMEN'S ASSOCIATION OF GEORCIA APRIL 22, 1944 OR, JOHN JONES DIES IN SAVANNAH SAVANNAII, Ga. -- Dr. John Paul Jones, well-known Savannah physician, died on April 10, funer- al services being held from the Ca- thedral of St. John the Baptist. A native of Autaugaville, Ala. Dr. Jones had practiced medicine in Savannah for a number of years. IIe was born in 1890, lhe son of Anthony B. Jones and Mrs Maude IIoward Jones. Com.jng to Savannah in 1918, after receiving his degree at Em- ery University, he served his in- ternship at St z Joseph's Itospital, where he later became president of the hospital staff. During the Wolqd War he was medical officer with the Savannah Volunteer Guard, later being com- missioned as first lieutenant id the 74th Infantry at Camp Devens Mass. A fellow of the American Col- lege of Surgery, he was a member of the Georgia Medical Society, and of several important commit- tees of that organization. He was also a member of the American Medical Association, Chatham I Post, of the American Legion, and a fourth degree member of the I Knights of Columbus Dr. Jones is survived by his wife, Mrs. Marie Tully Jones; six brothers, Raymond Jones, Ollie St. Michael's Church, Gastonia, N. C. Pictured above is the interior of St. Michael's Church, Gastonia, North Carolina, whicrst of the many churches and other religious structures erected from plans executed by the Rev. Michael McInerney, O. S. B., noted priest-architect of Behnont Abbey• St. Michael's was built in 1902, and the present pastor is the Rev. Alphonse Buss, O. S. B., with the REX,. Cuthbert Allen, O. S. B., serving the parish for some months on account of the illness of the pastor• Jones, Earle Jones, Robert Jones I and Claude Jones, all of Autauga. I ville, and Charles Jones, Montgom-I ery, Ala., and two sisters, Mrs.[ Mu'ie Jones Lamarr, Autaugaville I (By WARREN Y. HALL) , and Mrs. Maude Herrman, Pitts-' BELMONT, N. C.hThe destruc- burgh, tion of the famous Benedictine Monastery of Monte Cassino, was MRS. ALONZO BUNTON a cause of emotion to many who DIES IN SAVANNAI! were distressed that military ne- SAVANNAH, Ga.hFuneral ser- cessity made it necessary to bomb vices for Mrs. Thais Garrity Bun- and shell that ancient shrine of ton, of Montgomery Road, who religion and culture. died in Savannah on April 10, were held from th r Cathedral of! St. John the Baptist. • ", .... Mrs. Bunton # survived by her husband, Alonzo C. Bunton; her Father Felix, Former Prior o{ Belmont Abbey, Who Died in 1924, Was Buried at Famous Abbey o[ Monte Cassino, in Italy. parents, Mr. and Mrs. James E. Garrity; four .sisters, Mrs. Leah G. Bunton, Miss Judy C. Garrity, Miss Rita Garrity and Miss Mary Garrity; five brothers, James D. Garrity, John A. Garity, .August" A. Garrity; Jerry B. Garrtty and Thomas Garrity; maternal grand- parents, Mr. and Mrs. John De- Paul, New Orleans, and several aunts and uncles, including Mrs. Lottie Kelly and Mrs. Anue Gar- ner. She was a member of Our Lady of Good Hope parish, Isle of IL)pe. CIIARLES E. ROUSSEAU FUNERAL IN SAVANNAI! SAVANNAH, Ga.--Funeral ser- vices for Charles E. Rousseau, who died March 27, were held from the Sacred /lenrt Church. A native of Atlanta, Mr. Rous- seau was for thirty years super- visor of bridges for the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. lie is surviv- ed by his wife, Mrs. K. C. Rous- seau; a daughter, Mrs. M. M. Ray, St., a son. Charles D. Rous- seau; a sister, Mrs. W. E. Math. eson, Atlanla, and four grandchil- dren, Miss Betty Ray. M. M. Ray, Jr., Charles l{ay, and Charh, s Rousseau, Jr. MISS LUCItl¢,TIA CASERI(I FUNER,'xL IN MACON M,'tCON. (;a. --- Miss I,ucvelia Caserio. who el)crated Cascrio's Grocery here, died on April 2. fu- neral services being held front St. Joseph's Church. the Rev. Hot'old Gaudin, S. J.. officiating. Miss Caserm was born ill Naples, Italy, the daughter of John Cas- erie and Mrs. Frances Verilli Cas- erie. She ltad made her home in Macon since chihlhood. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. P. DeFlorc. Macon; tln'ee nieces, Mrs. Sam Vullo, Miss Marie Cas- erie, and Miss Nm'ma DeFlore; a nephew. Leonard Caserio; a great- niece and a great-nephew, Fran- ces Marie Vu]lo and Phillip Vullo, all of Macon. The hope that the Abbey of Monte Cassino might be spared the ravages of war was especially keen here at Belmont Abbey, not only because like Belmont, Monte Cas- sine was a foundation of the Or- der of St. Benedict, but because the Very Reverend Felix Hinte- meyer, O. S. B., who died in Na- ples on June 28, 1024, was buried at Monte Cassino. Father Felix. who for many years was Vicar General of the Vi- cariate of North Carolina, and Prior of Belmont Abbey, was en route to Rome on official business as the representative of the late Right Rev. Leo Haid, O. S. B., D. D., Abbot-Ordinary of Behnont, was stricken with paralysis upon his arrival at Naples, and died a few days, after. Iiis funeral was held at the Abbey of Monte Cas- sine, where he was buried. The history of the fourteen century old Abbey of Monte Cas- sine, now in ruins,, must thrill the reader even in its barest detail. It was located on the high peaks some eighty miles from Rome, hav- ing been founded by St. Benedict about 529. It was here that St. Benedict issued his oelebrated Rule, and it was here that he, and his sitcr, St. Scholastica, were bured. When Monte Cassino was burn- ed by the Lombards in 580, the Monks fled to Rome, where the were established by Pope Pela- gius lI close to the I,ateran Bas- ilica where many of them remain for more than a hundred years, during which Monte Cassino was not entirely deserted. It was dur- ing this time that St. Benedict's body was removed to Fleury, in France. In 718 the Monastery was restor- ed by Pope Gregory II, who en- trusted Abbot Peterson with the task. The Abbey and Cathedral were restored and were consecrat- ed by Pope Zachary in person. * At this period the fame of the Abbey was great. Among the pro- fessed Monks was Carloman, son of Charles Martel, who in the bat- tle of Tours swept back the tide of Moorish invasion; Rachie, a son of the great Lombard, Duke As- "'::i:i: i f ill: ii; ": : "::  7;:: iii:: :2": :' :":: ::: ":: : :: '  : :: :: :.:.: :.:==============================================:::::::::::::::::::::::::::: ::¢:-.::" :i::i ::: i: ::: : !ii !/:: :::: :il ::ii ii:ii ii:/i?::: ::i:::ii:: i:!i::iiii:;iiiii::!!iii .:.. : :::::,::: • =:.:=,::: : :::: :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::*.. :: ::: ::.:::::" ::.:r: :: ::: :: 4::::: :: ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::  :;:: ' : ..................... ::::::: :  i!i i:.i:.i:.!:i:iii:):v:::: iii::ii:i.. Hi p ST. MICIIAEL'S SCHOOL,. GASTONIA--Opened in September, 1942, St. Michael's School, Gastonia, N. C., conducted by the Sisters of Mercy, of Belmont, has more than doubled its enrollment since its opening day. ', tolf, and Warnefrid, the historian of the Lombards. Towards the middle of the ninth century, the Saraeens over- ran the Mount, and in 884, Abbot Bertharus and some of the Monks were slain. Within two years the work of restoration was begun,)and it was about this time that the au- tograph copy of the Rule of 'St. Benedict was destroyed by fire, i after hundreds of years of exist- ence. Under Abbot Desiderius, the .'Abbey reached its zenith, when in 1087 he was elected Pope under' the title of Victor III. While he was [ Abbot the number of Monks[ reached 200, and the schools of the I copyists and miniature painters became famous throughout Eu- rope. The buildings were reconstruct- ed on a scale of great magnifi- cence, artists being brought from Malfi, Lombardy and even Con- stantinople. The new Monastery was consecrated in 1071 by Pope Alexander II, assisted by ten Archbishops, forty-four Bishops, and many princes, Monks and laymen. Later the strategic value of the Monastery involved it in the struggles of the times, and in 1239, the Emperor Fredrick II, drove the Monks from its cloisters After the restoration the Abbot was made a Bishop, in 1231, which proved rather disastrous. Due to the decline, Pope Urban, who was himself a Benedictine, col- legt Monks from other houses, and in 1370 appointed Andrew of Faenza as superior. In 1799, the Abbey was taken and plundered by the French. in 1866 the Monastery was suppress- ed, with other religious institu- tions of Italy, but the govern- ment allowed the Benedictine  Monks to remain in charge, i In 1909, when Dora Gregario' was elected Abbot, there were 37"1 choir Monks, 30 lay brothers, 1261 students in vehool as boarders, and two seminaries with a total of 1,26 students. The entrance gate of tim build- ings led to three square court- yards, opening out of one another with columns of the Doric order, attributed by some to Bramante The columns supporting the ar- cade were probably once used in the ancient Temple of Apollo• The latest church, the fourth, was from the design of Cosine Fan- sago. It was begun in 1649 and consecrated in 1727 by Pope Ben- edict XIII. In richness of marble, the interior was said to be unsur- passed only by the Certasa of Pavia. It was astonishingly mag- nificent. Close inspection removed part of this impression on account of the profusion of marble inlays and gilding, still it was the finest example of Florentine mosaic work in Europe. The tomb of Pierre di Medici, a brother of Pope Leo X, by di San- gallo, was unquestionably the most beautiful work in the build- ing. Some 1,400 manuscripts, co- dices and other rare books were of great historical value. Years ago, Gladstone prevented them being transferred to Naples. The great west door was of the twelfth cen- tury. THE VATICAN RADIO broad- casted the Easter Mass of His Holi- ness Pope Plus XIL Pastor at Gastonia FATllER ALPHONSE The Rev. Alphonse Buss, O. S. B.," pastor of St. Michael's Church Gastonia, North Carolina. Acting Pastor at Gastonia FATHER QUTtlBERT The Rev. Cuthbert E. Allen, O. S• B., former Rector and vice-pres- ident of Belmont Abbey College, who has served St. Michael's Church, Gastonia. N. C., in the absence, due to illness, of the pas- tor, the Rev. Alphonse Buss, O. S. B. Father Cuthbert, who is Superin- tendent of Schools for the Abba- lie Nullius of Belmont, was re- cemtly elected president of the North Carolina College Confer- ence, being the first Catholic to hold that office. Abbot Vincent Attends Communion-Breakfast of Gastonia Men's Club (Special to The Bullein) GASTONIA, N. C.--The Right Rev. Vincent G. Taylor, O. S. B., D. D., Abbot-Ordinary of Behnont, Colonel l,'rancis Monahan, and Cal)tain Jolm i)onahne, both of Morris Field, Charlotte, were guests of honor at a recent Com- munion-breakfast of the Catholic Men's Club in Gastonia• The breakfast was served in the main dining room of the Arming- ton Hotel, immediately after a Mass which was celebrated in St. Michael's Church by Abbot Vin- cent, and at which the sermon was delivered by the Rev.. Cuth. bert E. Allen, O. S. B., acting pas- tor of the parish. Edward Gallagher, presided as toastmaster, and the speaker in- cluded Abbot Vincent, who ex- plained the plans of the parish for lhe building of a new church, rec- tory, convent and school, as soon as priority conditions permit, and Captain Donahue who spoke on the part that Catholic laymen are obliged to play, not only during the war, but in the peace that will follow• A. J. Hammill, president of the club, conducted the usiness ses- -sion which followed• Father Cuth- bert outlined the plans proposed by a special committee to solicit funds for the erection of the new parish buildings. The purchase of War Bonds was adopted as an expe- dient method and a committee was appointed to receive the pledges of the members of the parish• $5,000 was set as a goal for the fund for this year. St.-Michael's, Gastonia, Organizes P.-T.-A. Group (SpeCial to The Bulletin) GASTONIA, N. C.--At a recent meeting of the parents and the teachers of St. Michael's School, Gastonia, a ParenGTeacher Asso- ciation was organized• The rapid growth of the school since it was opened two years ago requires the active coopera- tion of the parents of the students with the Sisters of Mercy who con- duct the school, and this will be possible through the organization of the Parent-Teacher Association. Officers of the Association, elect- ed at the meeting, were Mrs. Ed- ward Galagher, president; Mrs. A. J. Hammill, vice-president; Mrs. C. Laughridge, secretary, and Mrs. B. Taylor, treasurer. The Rev. Cuthbert E. Allen, O. S.B., acting pastor of St. Mi- chael's Church, was the principal speaker at the meeting. Father Cuthbert outlined the nhilosophy and objectives of the association. Mr. Mack Parrish, of the Gas- tonia public schools, also spoke, and explained the organization of Federated Parent-Teacher Associa- tions. A program for tim, remainder of the present school year was dis- cussed and adopted, and includes a survey of the health of the stu- dents, school lunches, and discus- sions of current school problems. LIMESTONE COLLEGE GROUPS CIIORAL GROUPS PRESENTED UNDER AUSPICES OF NCCS SPARTANGURG. S. C. -- The Choral Groups, of Limestone Col- lege, Gaffney, S. C., consisting of 56 voices were presented in three programs on April 2, under the auspices of the National Catholic Community Service in Spartan- burg, appearing in the Red Cross recreational hall of the Camp Croft Hospital, in the morning, and at the Service Club at Camp Croft, afternoon and evening. The Choral Groups were under the direction of Miss Katherine Pfohl, professor of voice and di- rector of choral activities at Limestone. Soloists on the pro- gram were Mat Frances Ross, Sara Sarratt, and Annette Hatcher, of Gaffney; Jane Elliott and Rose- mary Homes. of Mullins; Blanche Owen, of Batesburg, and Venita Bidez, of Copperhill, Tenn. Miss Rachel Pierce, professor of organ and music theory at Limestone, and Miss Harriett Boone, of Or- angeburg, were the accompanlsts. NOTRE DAME ACADEMY Southern Pines, N. C. A resident and Day School for Girls conducted by the Sisters af Notre Dame de Namur. College Preparatory Course, Music, Art, and Secretarial Subjects are offered. Extensive grounds in the pine covered sandhills of North Carolina afford outdoor recreation in riding, swimming, boating, tennis, archery, and other sports. The school is accredttted by the State of North Carolina. For further information address the Sister Superior.