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PAGE 100 THE ALVERNIAN
Slanding flrfi Io righij --Mary Alice Schowalter, Rosemary Cella.
Srufed Qlefl fo rigblj -Virginia Preglow, Genevieve Healy, Marian Daly.
O PROMOTE the Cause of Christ in the hearts of the socialists by inculcating the
four loyalties: Loyalty to the person of Christ, Loyalty to the Church of Christ,
Loyalty to the social reign of Christ, and, Loyalty to the cultural reign of Christ, the
Student Spiritual Council, composed of Genevieve Healy, Rosemary Cella, Mary Alice
Schowalter, and Marian Daley, referred much of its work to four standing committees.
These committees provided and sponsored programs of appropriate activities or projects.
There is not space for more than mention of the various committees--the
Eucharistic Our Lady's, the Apostolic, the Literature, and the Social Action-directed
by Sisters Digna, Lois, Edelwalda, and Paraclita. The Publicity Committee kept the
Sodality bulletin board attractive and worth While, acquainting the students with
Sodality activities and publishing these activities outside the school when necessary.
The work of the Social Action Committee lay in caring for the poor and sick by
offering them whatever help it could in the line of food and clothing. The Catholic
Literature Committee aimed to interest the students in good literature, and to recom-
mend and place within their reach the best books and magazines. The Braille Com-
mittee, active enough at Alvernia to be a separate organization, worked quietly and
generously to provide reading matter for the blind.
The periodic magazine, stamp, and tinfoil "campaigns," conducted by these
committees of the Sodality, met with tremendous success as did the annual medicine,
textbook, and candy udrivesf' Food, clothing, and toys brought delight and comfort
to countless homes at Christmas and Easter.
ST PATRICK PARTY. ROOM 203 MUST HAVE SPENT THAT DAY GATHERING STAMPS
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Che Sodalitg Assemblg
VERY student a sodalist" is the slogan of the Alvernia Sodality and the large
percentage of Alvernians who are members of this organization show how well
this slogan is carried out.
Early in September the Students' Spiritual Council-Genevieve Healy, prefectg
Rosemary Cella, vice prefectg Mary Alice Schowalter, treasurerg Marian Daley, secre-
tary-met to outline the plans for the year's program and to appoint committees
to carry on the work of the Sodality. Assisted by the tireless and sympathetic
moderator, Sister M. Edelwalda, these ofhcers prepared monthly meetings, held in the
school auditorium on the Wednesday preceding the first Friday of every month.
Frequently outside speakers were engaged to address these meetings, as it was believed
that talks furnished by priests would be instrumental in advertising and spreading the
Catholic faith as well as teaching the true doctrine.
In fulfillment of its function as a student religious organization, the Sodality
sponsored noon-clay religious exercises in the school chapel during October, the month
of the Rosaryg November, for the poor soulsg December, in honor of the Divine Infantg
and May, in honor of the Blessed Virgin. At the conclusion of May, white-veiled
students moved slowly down the aisle of the chapel, each pausing before the shrine
of the Blessed Mother to whisper a prayer and to lay bouquets of Spring flowers at
Through the channels of the committees-the Eucharistic, Apostolic, Catholic
Literature, Social Action-the Sodality supplies the spiritual, intellectual, and recrea-
tional needs of its members, and contributes to the spirit of enlightened activity that
has come to be known as Catholic Action.
MARCH 19 ALVERNIANS SENT THEIR MOTHERS T0 SCHOOL TO ATTEND THE FACULTY
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C "rx-un ALVER,NIANi
Marie Kioebge, Olive Kottkc, and Mary Ann Schorsch examining homes in Pamphville.
MONG the best methods for the defense of Religion there is none more suited to
the present age, and none more efficacious than the Press. The Press is the
work par excellence."
lf there was reason for Pope Leo to advocate the matching of the Catholic press
with the secular in his day, when conditions were not half so fatal to faith and
morals as in the age in which we now live, what would he declare if he were living?
Realizing that Alvernians are living in an age when everybody reads and when
editors and authors write what people want to read, the Literature Committee, under
the leadership of Mary Berry, encouraged the support of the Catholic Press during
February by erecting Pamphville-the villa of pamphlets. Sodality headquarters
were magically transformed into a delightful village, with winding roads, devious paths,
running brooks, and charming homes akin to some fairy suburb. Each dream house
with its occupants represented the home of famous characters from famous pamphlets.
To inspire Sodalists and to acquaint them with the true culture and philosophy
found in Catholic literature, the Literature Committee also launched the project of a
Gallery of Living Catholic Writers. Along the wall in room
clippings containing biographical and bibliographical data, letters and photographs,
believed that if students'
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106, the committee posted
and original manuscripts and autographs. The committee
interest in worth-while books cannot be aroused by seeing
shelves and publicized on the bulletin board as good reading, perhaps the personal
Contact with the authors might bring about the desired effect.
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