REV. FATHER VANDEL.
The death occurred recently of the Rev. Father Jules Vandel, M.S.C., one of the oldest members of the Society of Missionaries of the Sacred Heart. Father Vandel was born at Hermance, Switzerland, in 1860. After graduating at the University of Paris, Father Vandel studied for the priesthood in Rome, and secured his doctorates in philosophy and theology there. He was ordained in Rome in 1883, and for some years worked as a mission- ary in France.
Father Vandel came to Sydney in 1894, and was for several years engaged in missionary work in various parts of Australia. He re- turned to Sydney, and in 1905, was appointed Master of Novices and superior of the Sacred Heart Monastery, Kensington. From 1912 to 1921, he was director and superior of the Novitiate and Apostolic School of the Society of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, Doug- las Park. For the last four years he had lived in retirement at Bowral. He was one of the oldest members of the Sacred Heart Society in Australia.
Before the funeral in the Randwick Ceme- tery, a Solemn Office for the dead and a Re- quiem Mass took place in Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, Randwick. The Right Rev. Monsignor T. Hayden, who is in charge of the Sacred Heart parish, Darlinghurst, presided in the sanctuary. The officiating clergy were the Provincial of the Sacred Heart Fathers (Very Rev. Father Arthur J. Perkins), (celebrant), Fathers Matthew Smith, M.S.C., (deacon), Paul Fleming, M.S.C. (sub-deacon), and F. Bryant M.S.C. (master of ceremonies). The students of the Sacred Heart Monastery, Kensington, under the direction of the Rev. Father W. Dirou, M.S.C., sang the Mass. The cantors were the Rev. Dr. M. Pettorelli and Father Walter J. Hurley (St. Mary's Cathe- dral). The Very Rev. Father Perkins pro- nounced the last absolutions in the church,
and also read the burial service.