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WadlingerPublished monthly by the students of Mercyhurst CollegeNews Editor Ruth E. SullivanFeature Editor Mary DoyleLiterary Editor
FlemingArt Editors N. Hirtle, G. MiddletonBusiness Manager
M. Savage, L. Crowley, .E. Fitzgerald, P. Sullivan,
O'Connor, M. I. Kinnemey, J. Berry, S. Brigham, P. White,fL.
Cooper, M. Gould, J. Schanbacher, M. E. Fitz-
J. Wirges, M. J. Masterson, C. Cavanaugh, J. Videtto.Contributors: R. Morey, S. Melisz, S. Conrad, B. Norton, E. Patrick.Business
D. A. Harrington, M. A. Harrison, A. Devine, D.Donatelli, H. Fabian, P. Ferry, E. Reagle, V. Walsh, D. Lynch,M. J. Masterson.
YOUR HONOR, WE OBJECT
The whole school is
Have or Have
It is gratifying to
AMONG THE BEST
If you are a lover of good books, the Catholic Press offerssomething new.
Scarlet Lily" by Edward T. Murphy is aprose version
Thompson's "The Hound of Heaven." Both tellthe story of a quest for faith and happiness. In both, the searcherstry
by the world, but at last find theirtrue happiness in the arms of the Lord. "The Scarlet Lily" is afictional presentation of Mary of Magdala, fallen from grace,groping in darkness, and at last finding the light, white withdeath and ruby with sacrifice at the pierced! feet of the LoverSupreme.
novel, Mary, the flower of paganism whose petals werecrushed by Roman and Hebrew alike, becomes the symbol oftransition from the pagan error to the Christian truth.The Magdalene at the time of Christ's starry
was reaching the lily bloom of her womanhood.
mother was killed withher baby brother who was a victim of Herod's decree of jealous,
death against the Inno-
What more welcome cry is thereThan the cry of "Mail."Men seem to come from every
I've never seen it fail.
Although the May
elections were too
late to meet our deadline, Jnow wish to congratulate'^1945 May Queen, Miss
gay Savage, and her
Misses D. A. Harrington,
Berry, M. O'Hara, E. fojM. Wolman,
O'Connor, and M.
Shove and jostle eagerlyWhile a hundred voices shout"Is there any mail for me?"And a hundred hands
hear that a great many of the college students have senseenough to recognize it for what it
typical Holly-wood play on the emotions, 1 appealing to our lower na
a waste of time and money— and a very bad literary work.
itwill affect young girls all over the country. It is an
wartime American. The new
to see.star did not play the part of a
was said to havebeen the victim of circumstances, but
The picture had a small amount of entertainment
They sit in the nearest placeWhere they can readAnd
happy smiles on everyfaceBut when the mail is all passed
photography was good and there were a Some slowly turn away,few laughs. However, people go to the movies
be And I truly pity those withoutwholesomely entertained, and there wasn't one uplift- Any mail from home today.ing spot in the entire movie.As college students, we are expected to know enoughto intelligently criticize dramatic productions, insteadof "swooning" and trying
imitate everyglamour queen that comes along.
If the folks hack home knewwhat it meant
Those letters to receive
must have been napping to put this film on the B listthat is,
for Adults.The general discussion at Mercyhurst of this "ToHave or Have Not" is a small example of how the picture-is being talked about all over the country. In instances such as these, it is our responsibility to discourage such types of entertainment and support all
Christian movies, such as "Going May |Way,"
Me in St. Louis," or
We Meet Again," (which,
to talk about!)
I'm sure those letters would hesentTo gladden hearts that grieve.cents. From this blood of innocence, the Lily took color andthe scarlet hate of that day is
first flush of her pagansins. In the petals of the Lilyunfolded, they revealed a morescarlet depth. Thus, the Magdalene had no cause to lookfor hope or for a color transformation. In her paganism,the materialistic paradox of everything in nothing attained itsfull growth.But as the first tint of scarlet had come from the flush ofhate at the slaughter; of theInnocents, there escaped theOne
Whom that hate was directed and Who was alone ableto blanch the lily, take awaythe scarlet and leave it a white
that was. to grow evenfairer. Mary who had beenbargained for with false Romanpearls, came to know the pearlof great value, and though shewas tempted with new riches,
her choice remained true. Atthe foot of the Cross she completely realized thecharacter
faithpiness ended there.
the spring of1917, tbi!"small shepherd children
tending their parents' sheep I
Patima, Portugal. They
finished reciting the
when a vivid flash of
in a cloudless sky drewattention. A second flashpeared soon afterwards,
they became frightened.
ing, they saw, hovering
small green oak a short
away, a most beautiful
surrounded by a brilliantof
She bade them dm|near in such a
voice that their fear
The holy Mother of
presented herself to them.Mary appeared to
children twice afterwards,
ing with her a message
to the world. Holding
spiritualkingdom,and hap-I can appreciate their hungryeyes,
It's a sight I hate to see,For I know how my own hopesdieWhen there's no mail for me. •
W. 11th St., Erie, Pa.The style of the novel isstrikingly simple; it is forwardand direct; the action is swiftand sure. Yet,
pictures and senseappeals are especially vivid.The high literary quality coupledwith its religious theme, whichappeals to a fundamental, universal instinct in man, makes"The ScarletLily"truly good.them in her hands a rosary,urged the
recitationthis most powerful
promised peace and love
war-torn world for
it. She also promised to
the hour of death with thees needed for their
shall confess and receive
ACCENTUATE THE POSITIVE
penance, and, for some reason orother, everyone seems to connect the wordwith a list of
I won't go tomovies during Lent. I won't eat candy or drink cokes.I won't talk in class or write |letters when I should betaking notes.
difficult, penances tareindeed commendable. If they are offered to
in thecorrect spirit, they will be
richly by Him.However, the emphasis is on the word
areaccentuating the negative side of Lent.
There is a positive side to this holy season, too. Itdoes not necessitate a long
of "I won'ts." On thecontrary, a short list of "I wills" would be
effective, if not more so. In the first place, a short listcould more easily be carried out; a few things done toperfection are much more meritorious than many thingsonly half accomplished.
As for the items on the list
why couldn't we
do our everyday tasksmore thoroughly, doing them with perfection for thelove of God? Why not attend Mass and Communionevery day, pay closer attention to the Massfwhenfthere,do our homework more thoroughly, or keep our roomin a neater and cleaner condition than we have been?There are so many more
that can help purgeour souls for that great Easter morning. However,we must remember
the list short, yet effective.There
some things «that„are..,
than others. We
those that are the hardest, those that we will surely carry through,
will more efficiently help to lighten Christ's burden onCalvary. In other words, we should accentuate the positive side of Lent. It is morel difficult
thanto avoid; but, because
it is the superior way,and Christ will reward it accordingly.
ARE YOU IN TRIM?
school year started in September, all of us have offeredmany prayers for
have but to think of our dailyRosary, offered for a just and lasting peace. During these pastmonths our boys in the fighting forces have made many a sacrifice, even the sacrifice of life for that peace and victory for which
pray. Months, even years ago, these
a fighting service, which called for
sacrifice to last
the duration of the war.
Wednesday has come upon
in the season ofLent and sounding
call to service here on the
We hear and read about ourselves,
smug, complacent home-front. Well, here's our chance to get into action, into
service of prayer, penance, and sacrifice, to back the efforts ofour boys throughout the world. The season of Lent offers us agrand opportunity to go
in the use of those spiritualforces placed above command.
Minnie Mercyhurst, what
Spirit? Does itprompt you to take basic training and join the ranks of thosepracticing the DAILY SIX for the
Lent:X. Daily attendance at Mass.
In her great love for «*Mother of God deigned
console, and reprove
|dren, and to call them
ance and salvation. As
dren we should show
tude for her loving and
devotion to her on the fl* 1Saturdays and
practice among others.
and will, be the
times, these war-torn
we will it to be.
After the 1
Mother of God,
would not fall
Daily Holy Communion.
Daily making the stations.
to the Editor
Daily visits to the BlessedSacrament.
Daily rosary.6. Daily acts Of self-denial.
courage for induction into this' special and intensive service of Christ theKing and Mary,
Mother, forthe 'duration" of Lent? TheDaily Six will be your real testbecause remember, daily impliessacrifice!Dear Editor:
us realize what a pagan and
we are living in today? Further still, how many are
expose it? Catholic
is the answer; it is the
Christian living; it
the guiding post on the road
Yet, there are few people who
andfbooks. Why? We, here at Mercyhurst, have an eX*
to acquaint ourselves with current publ»
how many of us do? This is Catholic Press Month.
magazines and books. How
all out drive
more and deeper readinp. of