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8 THE BULLETIN OF THE CATHOLIC L AYMEN'S ASSOCIATION OF GEORGIA August 10, 1929 MonsiEnor McEIroy Sesquicentennial of Pulaski's I COADIUTOR ABBOT Death to Be Observed October 9 1 .......................................................................................................................... Dies in Baltimore - ................. Official Savannah Arranging .... i:::::::::: Charleston Mourns Passing LATE VICAR-GENERAL , ,mr. ::::::: [ Program. Notables Coming. [ of Its Vicar-General, Pastor -- i Memorial Mass Planned i] of St. Patrick's Church jJ .  [[ f (Speclal to The Bulletin ] SAVANNAH, Ga.- One hundred l[J BALTIMORE, Md.--Rt. Roy. Msgr. and fifty years ago this year Count ]Ii John T. McElroy, vicar-general of the  Casimir Pulaski was mortaly wound- J]i Diocese of Charleston, pastor of St. ! ......... ...... ed at the seige of Savannah "fighting i [?!i Patrick's Church and administrator forAmerican liberty and Savannah ][iiii of the Diocese during the interim  has selected October 9 as the date ]!!i: between the death of Bishop Russell i . for the great official celebration of t[i and the consecration of Bishop l !the anniversary, an event which is ] Walsh. died here at St. Joseph's Hos-! I expected to bring to Savannah one ]1 pital August 2 following an operation. I I of the aost distinguished bodies of ]] The end came to him in his native I officials and diplomats the city has  [ ..... city, where he was born January 16, I '.ever entertained. [ 1867. He had served the Diocese of I The date was selected at a meet- I I Charleston as a priest thirty-three ing July 39 in the office of Mayor I years, since his ordination at Wood: Gordon Saussy attended by Mayor I stock College, Maryland; by Cardinal Saussy, Capt: I. K. Werwinski and  Gibbons June 27, 1896. Col. H. Edmund Bullis, national I Rt. Roy. Emmet M. Walsh, D.D., commission representatives, Arthur j Rt - Francis -lier   B officiated at the Pontifical High Mass F. Comer, Thomas F. Walsh, Major ] .... v .... ' ..... at St. Paul's Church. Baltimore, as- Henry Blurt, E. H. Abrams, Thomas [ .,^-, --- 0 ,-, sisted by Rev. James A.-McElroy, a Gamble, Judge Arthur Solomon and [ A[[U| Mr" |, Ll-U brother of the Monsignor, Very Rev. others. . , ., [ James J. May, rector of the Cathedral A feature of the program wilt, r / at Charleston, and Baltimore and the hopes of the committee are Charleston priests. A delegation of reblized, be a memorial High Mass, CharleSton laymen as well as clergy to be celebrated at the Pulaski came to Baltimore for the funeral; MonIament at Bull Street. interment was in Baltimore. At the Arhong those coming to Savannah same hour as the 'funeral in Balti- more a Solemn High Mass of Re- quiem was offered up at St. Patrick's Church in Charleston. Born in Baltimore, where iris mother. Mrs. Annie C. McElroy, still resides, Monsignor McElroy "was in the 62d year of his age at the tikae of his death. Others of the imme- diate family hourvive him include three sisters and two brothers, ona of whom is the tlev. James A. McE]r roy, assistant rector of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Charleston. Monsignor McElroy was educated in St. John's Parochial school. Bal- timore. Loyola college and St. iVIary's seminary, and was ordained by the late Cardinal Gibbons. He moved to Charleston shortly after this event and was assigned by the late Bishop Northrop to St. Mary's church. Greenville. Following a term of service in the Piedmont city he was transferred to Charleston to become assistant to the late Rt. Roy. D.J. Quigley, V. G., rector of St. Patrick's church. One of the outstanding accom-] plishments of Monsignor McElroy 1 was the reorganization of St. Pc-[ ter's Parochial school, which he did t with ability and energy. During the l period of the World War Father Me- I Elroy served as rector of the Cathe dral of St. John the Baptist, his ap- I pointment to the office of the late l Bishop Russell arising out of the wish of Father Budds that Father McE1- roy succeed him. The appointment of Father-McE1 - roy as vicar general of the diocese came after Monsignor Duffy's death some years ao. WLen Bishou Rus- sell died in 1927. Monsignor McElroy was appointed administrator of the diocese during" the interim between that event and the installation of Bishop E. IVI.. Walsh. One of the first official acts of the new bishop was the reappointment of Monsignor Mc- Elroy as vicar general. Monsignor McElroy was resnonsible for the establishment of the" Chapel -of Our Lady of Mercy, now a parish with Fther Tobin as pastor. As ec- clestastieal superior of the Sisters of Our Lady of .Mercy for many years he was an unfailing source of er- couragement to them in their activi- ties and enterprises. He interested Mother Katherine Drexel in the work of reorganizing St. Peter's School, which before that time was taught by lay teachers. He was invested as a Monsig.er August 5, 1923. Moni:.or blcElroy was of a retlr: lug dls)sition, yet led a very active life. He loathed pretence. So quietlY' and modestly did he work that few knew of the extent and depth of his labors. "He was a priest of the old school." the News and Courier oI Charleston said of him at his death. "He was pre-eminently and always the priest. He left behind him the memory of his hidden, modest ca- reer and the beautiful things he has done for the Diocese of Charleston/" He left behind him also hundreds a]ad theus.nds of friends in Charles- ton and elsewhere, in all walks of life and in an dout of the Catholic Church to mourn the passing of his gentle character. Ft. LeBuffe Attends Charleston Funeral Noted Jesuit Author's Aunt, 1Krs. DuFort, Dies CHA.RLESTON. S. C.--Rev. Francas P. LeBuffe, S.J., author of "My Changeless Friend" and numerous other famous works, and business' manager of "America", New YorlL came to Charleston late in July for the funeral of his aunt. Mrs. Clar- ence Guilliman Du Fort of Elum- burst. L. I., whose interment took place in St. Lawrence Cemetery. Father I,eBuffe is a native of Char- leston and was reared in St. Mary's parish. He was formerly dean of the School of SocioloT of Fordham Uni- versity, New York, and is as widely known as an educator as he is as an author and sociologist. He attend- ed the convention of the Catholic Press Association in Savannah two ears ao, his most recent visit tb this section. Rt. Rev. Msgr. John T. McElroy Miss Horne Remembers Charities in Her Will Macon Parochial School, for the celebration will be a Con- gressional Committee, governors of several states, government digni- taries from Poland, members of the French embassy and between 2,000 and 3,000 prominent Polish people from various parts of the United -States. The presence in the harbor at the time of the warship Trenton, officered almost entirely by Georgia men, is virtually assured. Rev. J. C. Reville,S.J., Dies in New Orleans Noted Editor Long on Staff of America Worked  in Parishes in Southeast (Special to The Bulletin) NEW ORLEANS, La.--Rev. John C. Reville, S. J., one of the most widely known of the Jesuit Fathers in this country and from 1915 to Education of Priests, Or- .1923 associate editor of America, New York, died here July 19. Father phons, C.L.A. Remembered Reville in addition to,his assignments here and in New York was station- ed at times in Augusta, Macon and (Special to The Eulletin.) I many other places and had a wide MACCN, Ga.--Special bequests of]acouaintance in the South. over $17,000 to Georgia Catholic or-I Father Reville was born in Brook- lyn, N. Y.. Feb. 4, 1867. His mother ganizations and activities are made in died in his boyhood and his father the will of Miss Amelia Horne, filed here August 5. Special bequests ot 73,000 are made to seventeen close relatives. The charitable bequests in- clude $10,000 to St. Joseph's parochial school here; $3,000 to the Bishop of Savannah for the education ot priests; $1,009 each to St. Joseph's Orphanage, Washington, Ga., St. Mary's Orphanage, Savannah, Cath- olic Laymen's Association of Geor- , . . . . i gm and the Columbian Building As- sociation, Macon; $250 to St. Ann's Society of St. Joseph's parish. The estate is valued at approximately $150,600. Mis Horne's Funeral Held in Macon Father Clarkson Officiates, Assised by Feather Czsidy and Father Conlin (Special to Tae Bulletin.) MAco}I, Ga.--The funeral of Mis Amelia Home, beloved Macon wom- an and official of the Catholic Lay- men's Association, whose death was recorded in the previous issue of The Bulletin. was held at Ft. Jo- seph's Church July 24, with inter- ment in Rose Hill Cemetery. The pallbearers were: Martin Callaghn, Dr. W. D. Wells, Judge Augustin Daly. M. J. Redmond, Will Mc- Creary, Cecil Lcg and Julius Lob. Rcv. Felix J. Clarkson, S. J., pas- tor of St. Joseph's Church, r.fficiat- ed at the Mass, assisted by Roy. Ed- ward J. Cassidy. S. J., of Macon, and Roy. James H. Conlin, Milledge- viHe. Father Clarkson delivered a eulogy in which he recalled Miss Amelia's unfailing service, her sterl- ing qualities of mind and heart, and the sorrow which her death brought to the congregation and city. For three score years Miss Amelia was one of the most widely known and beloved members of the local congregation, and the Catholics of the city feel that hers is indeed a place that cannot be filled. Through- out her long life of 77 years, all spent in Macon, she was always especially interested in things Catholic, and in her latter years the bulk of her time was occupied in promoting the in- terests of the Altar Society and the Catholic Laymen's Association of Georgia. FR. WALSH SAILS FOR EUROPE (By N. C. W. C. News Service) WASHINGTON.The Roy. Dr. Ed- mund A. Walsh. S. J., Vice President of Georgtown University here ar/d President of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association, has sailed for Europe. then left New York and returned with Father Reville and his sister to live in Ireland where he was for some years following associated in the editorial work of Cork and Dub- lin papers and with the London Universe. The Catholic News of New York says: Father Reville became a Jesuit in ].884 and made his studies at Poitiers, I France, and at St. Charles College, I Grand Coteau, La. He was ordained t Driest in 1889 and taught in the col- i loges at Spring Hill and at Macon, t Ga.. before coming to-New York to t 5Din the editorial staff of America in 1915. Ill health forced him to return to the South in 1924. He was a forceful and attractive preach- er. having all the graces and rhetori- ral magnetism of the old-time school. His manners and personality were most winning, uniting the French polish of his school days with his natural Irish courtly disposition. As a writer/he was very versatile and disulayed a wonderful familarity with the best classical literature in English, French and Spanish which he spoke with equal facility.. Besides a numerous and valuable series of essays and papers on Ameri- ca he contributed to the Catholic World. the Century Magazine, the Ave Maria and the Catholic Enc:c- cloedia He edited and compiled in 1922 a volume of Bourdaloue's ser- mons under the title "Herald of Christ"; the very useful catalogue of Catholic literature called "My 13ook Case," and a number of vol- umes of old favorites for the popu- lar "My Book Case" series. OCTOGENARIAN DIES IN ST. UGUSTINE PARISH (Special to The Bulletin) ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla -- Mathias Leonardi, a resident of St. Augustine during his entire eighty-one years of life, died here July 27 after an ill- ness of a year. He was widely known here and was a member of Cathedral parish, from which his funeral was-held, with interment in San Lorenzo Cemetery. Catholic Women of Columbus Entertain COLUMBUS, Ga.--The Catholic Women's Club entertained here July 27 at a bridge tea at the home of Mrs. John S. Baird. The affair was a brilliant success. NUNS TOREIGN MISSIONARIES Acording to The Field Afar, 343 young ladies from' thirty-one states and nine foreign countries have join- ed the Maryknoll Sisters. The Sis- ters, who devote thor lves to iforeign mission work, ;are planning to erect a Mother-House at NLaryknoll, N. Y. I Falher Francis Abbot I Coadjutor of St, Leo I Prior of a Abbey Elected Assistant to Abbot | Charles, First Abbot There | ST. LEO, Fla.--Very Roy. Francis | Saddler, O. S. B., prior of t. Leo Abbey, here, was elected Abbot Co- adjutor to Rt. Rev. Charles Mohr, O. S. B., D. D., Abbot of St. Leo, at an election at the abbey August 2, with Rt. Roy. Abbot Ernest. O. S. B., Abbot of St. Mary's, Newark, N.J |J., president of the Casenese ConJ gregation of the Benedictines of America, presiding.  The election of .Father Francis a abbot coadjutor came after" Abbot Charles petitioned the Holy Father for a coadjutor. Abbot Charles, wh has been abbot twenty-seven year, since the formation of the abbey, continues as abbot, and is in fatr I health considering his long and ard = uous service. Abbot-elect Francis, whose election has to be confirmed by Rome before it is official, will obseace his forti- eth birthday September 19 of this year. -e was born September 19, 1889, was professed at St t Leo Abbey in 1909 and ordained by Bishop Cur: ,ley of St. Augustine (now Archbishop of Baltimore) August 13,1914. His election as abbot comes therefore fit- teen years to the month after hm ordination. He held successively the offices of novicemaster, sub-prior ann prior. Abbot-elect Franc:. s widely known not only among the Benedic- tine Fathers of the South and coun- try ut among the secular clergy ann religious orders. As novice-mastez, sub-prior and prior he has made a splendid record, one which turn- ed the minds of his brother Bene- dictines to him when Abbot Charles requested a coadjutor. The present Abbot of St. Leo is as well known in many sections out- side of the South as he is in his own territory. Born at Chillicothe, O., January 24, 1863, a descendant of a noble Prussion family,-he was edu- cated at St. Vincent College, Beatty, Pa. He mad . his first vows as a , Benedictine July 11, 1882, and he [ was ordained June 22, 1886, at St. Rt. Rev. Charles Mohr, O. S.B. . Mary's Abbey, Belmont, N. C., by ............. | Bishop Northrop. | After four years in North CarD, ]i ',l,- ILl,r[lina as a missionary he came to " |St. tea's here, then a" tiny mission _ire nl$ ]1.-- -/under the direction of Belmont Ab- .-=,,, vo = ,,.'y bey, the late Rt. Roy. Leo Haid,. O. 8. j B., D. D., Vicar-Apostolic of North Elected in Savan.nah to Sue- Carolina and Abbot of Belmont be- .......... i ling Abbot. Previously St. teD's had eee lVlosner clare, wno [ been a mission of St. Vincent's Ab- vnlat, a,,l,l m, I bey, but because of the distance from .... " ""''x u'ax the Pennsylvania Abbey, it was --  transferred to Belmont ::ot long after (Special to The Bulletin) its foundation in 1887. SAVANNAH, Ga. -- The Sisters of Mercy, with mother-house at St. Vincent Convent here, have a new Mother Superior in Rev. Sister M. Loyola, for several years superior of St. Joseph's Infirmary, Atlanta, and one of the most widely known relig- ious in the South. Mother Loyola succeeds Roy. Mother M. Clare, who retires after .completing the canonical term of six years. Mother Loyola is a native of Sa- vannah, and she was known in the worId as Miss Mary E. McCrohan, member of one of the pioneer and most highly respected families of the city. She is a sister of Mrs. John W. Golden and Miss Annie MeCrohan, of this city. After her profession as a nun, she was a member of the faculty of St. Vincent Academy. Go- ing to Augusta, she was for many years.superior of St. Mary's Convent there, and she won a reputation as an educator that few teachers have mer- ited in Georgia. "Sister Loyola's girls" are famous throughout the state in non-Catholic as well as Catholic circles - Several years ago Mother Loyola was sent to Atlanta to take charge of St. Joseph's Infirmary, and under her direction it has been transform- ed and the part which has not been built during her administration there, has been completely reno- vated. As head of the hospital she performed the seemingly impossible task of duplicating her success as an educator, Mother Clare, whom Mother Loy- ola succeeds, has during two canon- ically terms of office, before and after Mother Stanislatm' administra- tion, achieved a well-merited reuu- tation as an ble administrator. The gratifying increase in the number of novices and the consequent strength- ening of the Order is but one of her many accomplishments. She is now in Ireland on business for the Sis- ters of Mercy. No appointment of a successor of Sister Loyola at Atlanta has been announced. Greenville to Forego Retreat This Year (Special to The Bulletin) GREENVILLE, S. C.--It has been announced here that there will not be any retreat for women at Ursuline Convent this year because of circum- stances which make preparations for the retreat impracticable. The Ursu- line Co, vent retreat for women has been very successful since its incep- tion and it is hoped that the suspen- sion of the retreat is merely tem- porary. The Benedictine Order was char- tered in Florida June 4, 1889, and a year later, on September 14, the col- lege was dedicated, with Father Charles, Father Benedict Roth and Father Basil Singer as the faculty. On September 17, 17894, the mission was erected into an independent priory with Father Charles as priox. The college and priory prospered un- der his airection to,. such an extent that it was elevated to the dignity of an abbey in 1902,. and on Thanks- giving of that year Father Charle was blessed as the first Abbot of St. Leo. From a tract of wild, uncultivated land devoid of any buildings worthy of the name, St. Leo's has develope under "the direction of Abbot Charles into 6no of the garden spots of the state, with magnificent buildinga comparable with those of any col- lege in Florida. In addition to the abbey, seminary and college for boys, there are attached to it a number of Florida missions and a thriving parish at Farmingdale, L. I. Despite the progress made in the past an even brighter future is anticipated under the leadersip of Abbot Charles and Coadjutor Abbot Francis. Floridian Ordained in Albuquerque, N.M. j Roy. J. Harrington Johnson, S. J., of Pensacola, Receives" Holy Orders in Southwest 4 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.--Rev. J. Harrington Johnson, S. J., a native of Pensacola, Fla., where he was born November 16,, 1895, and who entered the Society of Jesus at Spring Hill College August 15, 1915, was ordained a priest July 28 at San Felipe Church here by Most Roy. Albert T. Daeger, D. D., Archbishop of Santa Fe. It is believed that this is the first ordination in the 227 years of this historic ctiu  rch's existence. Father Johnson's mother and grand- mother were present at his ordina- tion. Father Johnson's studies for the priesthood were hampered by ill health, and in June, 1926, he was sent to Albuquerque, where he has been pursumg theological studies since under the direction of Roy. It. J. Swift, S. J. He was raised to the | sub-deaconate.and deaconate on the ! Friday and Saturday before his or- dination. He has been a member of the faculty of Spring Hill high school and of the Jesuit high school in New Orleans. He will be stationed at Im- maculate Conception ChuTch here.