On 31 October 1960, Cardijn sent his Note 1 to the president of the Preparatory Commission on Lay Apostolate, Cardinal Fernando Cento.
“I am honoured to send Your Eminence a note which was inspired by the program proposed for study by the Pontifical Commission for the Apostolate of the Laity,” Cardijn wrote.
“Your Eminence will judge whether it is advisable to communicate this note to the members of the Commission.
“I have no need to repeat to Your Eminence how happy I am to be able to participate under His presidency in the study of this problem to which I have devoted the whole of my priestly life,” he concluded.
Cardijn à Cardinal Cento (Joseph Cardijn Digital Library)
Cardijn to Cardinal Cento (Joseph Cardijn Digital Library)