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AN ORDINARY’S NOT SO ORDINARY LIFE, CHAPTER SIXTEEN

!!!! Ordination of Bishop Rice by Archbishop Carlson in Saint Louis Cathedral In 1971 Bishop John J. Fitzpatrick, who had served for three years as the first and only Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Miami was transferred by Pope … Continue reading

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AN ORDINARY’S NOT SO ORDINARY LIFE, CHAPTER FIFTEEN

!!!! Pope Pius VI with Cardinal Ottaviani on his right. Dan Herr, the former Editor of Crisis Magazine once wrote in one of his editorials, that if the Church had the same custom as the Chinese and named each year … Continue reading

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AN ORDINARY’S NOT SO ORDINARY LIFE, CHAPTER FOURTEEN

!!!!   After I was appointed the Rector of Saint Mary Cathedral and Chancellor of the Diocese, the editor of The Miami Herald sent a reporter to interview me.  The paper wanted to publish a profile of me in the … Continue reading

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AN ORDINARY’S NOT SO ORDINARY LIFE, CHAPTER TEN

!!!! The City of Miami, Florida as it appeared in 1960.   ne·far·i·ous adjective \ni-ˈfer-ē-əs\ : evil or immoral Full Definition of NEFARIOUS :  flagrantly wicked or impious :  evil Examples of NEFARIOUS a nefarious scheme to cheat people out … Continue reading

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AN ORDINARY’S NOT SO ORDINARY LIFE, CHAPTER 8

!!!! Photo of the interior of the Archabbey Church as it appeared in 1953. With the completion of the novitiate year in the summer of 1953 it was time for my simple profession of vows.  Benedictines profess four vows, unlike … Continue reading

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AN ORDINARY’S NOT SO ORDINARY LIFE, CHAPTER 7

!!!!                     View of Saint Vincent Archabbey and College as it appeared when I arrived there in 1951.   I arrived by train at Latrobe and was met by a monk … Continue reading

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AN ORDINARY’S NOT SO ORDINARY LIFE, CHAPTER 6

!!!! The Archabbey Basilica  It seems to me that in order for the reader to understand why, among all the monasteries in the United States and the world, I chose Saint Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe, Pennsylvania I need to tell … Continue reading

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AN ORDINARY’S NOT SO ORDINARY LIFE, CHAPTER NO.4

!!!! A RAILWAY CABOOSE A caboose is a manned North American rail transport vehicle coupled at the end of a freight train. Cabooses provided shelter for crew at the end of a train, who were required for switching and shunting, … Continue reading

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AN ORDINARY’S NOT SO ORDINARY LIFE, CHAPTER NO.1

!!!! Saint Louis Cathedral on Jackson Square in New Orleans where my maternal grandparents were married. A number of my friends who are familiar with my life history have urged me from time to time to write my autobiography.  I … Continue reading

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GOD BLESS POPE BENEDICT XVI FOR SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM

Summorum Pontificum, Seven Years On by Nicholas Frankovich 7 . 9 . 14 FIRST THINGS Seven years ago this week, Pope Benedict XVI promulgated the apostolic letter Summorum Pontificum, liberalizing use of the 1962 missal and affirming the continuity between … Continue reading

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