Papers falling ‘into a void’

On 3 January 1962, Canon Victor Portier, a member of the PCLA as well as secretary of the French National Union for Social Action, wrote to Cardijn sending New Year greetings and enclosing a paper he had submitted to the Prep Com.

“I’m sending you my best wishes for the New Year for you and for your dear JOC,” Portier wrote.

“I enclose a few pages that I have sent to Rome. They are in line with  the intervention of Archbishop Garrone and, I believe, with the direction of the conversation that we had on the plane. I’m sending  them to be used at your discretion since the papers we send fall… into a void.

“I also ask you to pray for the Action Sociale to which our lay people have dedicated themselves. If you ever have any spare time in Paris, they would be delighted to meet you and tell you about their activities, which are so similar to those of the JOC.”

SOURCE

ORIGINAL FRENCH

Victor Portier – Joseph Cardijn 03 01 1962 (Joseph Cardijn Digital Library)

ENGLISH TRANSLATION

Victor Portier – Joseph Cardijn 03 01 1962 (Joseph Cardijn Digital Library)