Our Lady's Mirror

Spring 1948

Administrator and Bursar: the caption is “What is the problem?”
Readers seem to appreciate the “Mirror” and certainly like large numbers, but to make this possible we must have both increased donations and more copy sent in. The Editor often finds it very difficult to provide articles for the printer; surely this ought not to be so with our increasingly wide circulation. We have often been asked to give a translation of the inscription on Father Tooth’s memorial tomb in the Shrine. Here it is:- “To commemorate the wonderful memory of the Reverend Arthur Tooth, Priest and Confessor of the Catholic Faith: who in the year 1877 sustained a long imprisonment in the quarter called Horsemonger Lane for the liberties of the Church and the true Faith. Born June 17th, 1839, he died March 5th, 1931, and was buried at Elmer’s End after fifty years spent in the upbringing of boys”. His annual anniversary requiem followed by the Absolutions was said on Friday, March 5th, in his Chantry Chapel, when the effigy on the cenotaph was covered with a pall and surrounded by lights. articles: Leonard, novice, SSF, 'St Mary at the Cross Monastery'; 'Saint Kenya'; E B S, 'Bank Holiday' ; Fr Alban Baverstock, 'Some Early Recollections, continued'; Martin Havergal, 'A Legend of the Hartstongue Fen' [a poem]; 'Milestones' [from Quainton Hall School magazine] photographs: Administrator and Bursar [above]; an old pilgrimage group on the vicarage lawn; part of Jubilee procession 1937; priests' pilgrimage 1947