Category Archives: SACRED LITURGY

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 THIRTEEN

!!!! The Church of the Nativity, Hollywood, Florida Interior of the church as it appears today; it underwent a remodeling in 2000   About the time that I was appointed Pastor of Saint Ann Parish in 1966 the Pastor of … Continue reading

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AN ORDINARY’S NOT SO ORDINARY LIFE, CHAPTER TWELVE

!!!! The beach at Naples, Florida     My appointment as Parochial Vicar at Holy Family Church was very short.  Within a year I was transferred by Archbishop Carroll to be the Parochial Vicar at Saint Coleman Church in Pompano … Continue reading

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AN ORDINARY’S NOT SO ORDINARY LIFE, CHAPTER ELEVEN

!!!! Bishop Coleman Francis Carroll, Bishop of Miami Biography Coleman Carroll was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the second of three children of William and B. Margaret (née Hogan) Carroll.[1] His parents were both born in Ireland, and his father, who … 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 NO SO ORDINARY LIFE, CHAPTER 9

!!!! Archabbot Denis O. Strittmatter, O.S.B., 1896-1971 The Rt. Rev. Denis O. Strittmatter, O.S.B., D.D., sixth Archabbot of St. Vincent Archabbey. The following is taken from the published obituary of Archabbot Denis O. Strittmatter, O.S.B.: Archabbot Strittmatter entered the Benedictine … 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 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.5

!!!! THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON The Ezekiel W. Cullen Building …………………………………………….. During my months at Amarillo AFB I had given a lot of thought as to what I would do after I was discharged from the Army Air Corps.  I … 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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