Copy of Fr Phillips' list of articles sent by the Association of Perpetual Adoration (assumed Wymondham put instead of Woburn by mistake). Note added by Bishop, dated 21 November 1930, saying unknown whether these have arrived, list was sent to Wymondham but no sign of the items.
Typescript is in Latin Headed: Convent of Saint Mary of Peace, Aldeburgh Bishop of Northampton permits the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on first Friday of every month and on the Feast of the Circumcision. Lists feast days for Mass and benediction so long as they do not occur on the Lord's day. Signed by the Bishop on 20 January [no year] Manuscript annotation: "These sisters were ordered to disband by Rome in October 1927. They left Dec. 31st 1927 - were replaced by the Sisters of Mercy."
"To all who devoutly recite the Prayer of the Guild of SS Felix and Edmund we grant an Indulgence of 50 days. The prayer consists of the following ejaculations: 'Saint Felix and St Edmund pray for East Anglia.'"
Supporting statement that Hamilton Bunbury is an upstanding Catholic manuscript annotation: "Returned to Bunbury sheering[?] off from the Constantinian [Sacred Order of] & entering the Order of Malta."
Rome's decision on Sr Monica took time with three abbots and a Bishop against the move. Outlines some family difficulties within Gillingham Hall not being helped by Fr Pillot's abusive letter to the Colonel. Glad to see the end of the line of foreign priests at Gillingham and with the removal of Fr Pillot the tyranny has come to an end. "A sad business."
Fears letter will not reach him in time as he only recieved his that day. Enclosing letter of introduction to Rector of English College who will get audience with the Holy Father or a presence at his Mass. Call at English College as soon as possible in order as the Rector is the usual agent for these matters. Gives English College address.
To Miss Preston; £45 cheque received from solicitors in Manchester for distribution to poorer clergy of the Diocese. Lists 11 priests. As Fr Ketterer was the young man, going to be a priest, known to Mrs Gosselin, he has therefore received the larger sum [£2; rest received £2.10]
Fr Beauchamp: A "Secret and Confidential" Government communication was received by an aerodrome chaplain. What has been received from Catholic HQ? My man destroyed the letter and resigned as chaplain- better if he had stayed, refused to comply, been dismissed, and we could have had a little row about it! Please advise on consensus so I could use it to benefit other less distinguished Chaplains.
A blank form with one name inserted "Edwardus Fleming" - it is a testimonial stating that there is no known impediment as to why he should not be admitted to English Congregation of Benedictines. manuscript annotation: "Sent on Certificate only own form to Fr Campbell, Beccles, to be forwarded to Abbot Kimberley is all is right. July 24/28."
Provides an indication of his complicated arrangements for visiting the area. Apologises for treating everyone shabbily: has to include Gillingham (Mrs Kenyon), Beccles (Fr Campbell), Bungay (Fr MacEvoy), Woodbridge and Wroxham (Traffords) in one visit with no motorcar available.
Suggest Wednesday July 2nd - arriving on the day as have another appointment in the area. Sorry to hear about Dr Helsham, his Jesuit brother gave a poor account of it. Cyril Banham is doing well - have to curb his enthusiasm to keep him within his health compass.
A terse letter to Fr Heptonstall regarding the "Secret and Confidential" Government communication: unwise to burn it; over hasty action - should have conferred with RC Chaplain at Halton to establish common response; common sense to send it to your superior - i.e. the Bishop; you cannot afford to undertake work "free gratis for nothing" better to state you cannot comply, instead of a "retirement stunt"; acted too much on impulse - a little habit of yours which does not help and gets you into trouble; your position would have been strengthened if you had taken the same line as others. Bishop will write to Fr Beauchamp to establish the line the Catholic Chaplains are taking. Small cheque enclosed for 8 masses with special intentions.
Faculties for Fr Sproule granted, including for the nuns if required. Send names of the two ladies and the Bishop will contact Rome. Invitation to stay tempting, but too full up for now. Sorry no intentions - see if he can invent some. St Neots opening was nice but cruel hard luck for the enforced absence of Fr Malone.
leave for non-fasting communion permission for Mrs Emmaline Ann Shauve. Tax to pay 5/1 (23 lira) to be sent to the Bishop for forwarding to Rome. Nothing for Sister Huberta, presumably gone to another congregation for the Religious.
Bickerdike was one of many excluded when the Beati list was winnowed from 250 as over 100 were turned down - perhaps later. Be careful about managing the fund (permission granted) and keep the monies for building/support separate from other monies. Recognise the need in such missions to harvest in-season to weather the off-season. Take care about the Squire - he has to change his ways before being received into the church. Exhortation to be prudent, discipline of a "common sense hardness".