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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 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.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.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.3

!!!!   This is a WWII photo of a German 88mm Antiaircraft gun crew in action.   After the horror (for the people of Dresden, but not for us flying at 25,000 feet above them) of the four days of … Continue reading

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AN ORDINARY’S NOT SO ORDINARY LIFE, CHAPTER NO.2

!!!! Thunderbird LSFM B-17G Thunderbird in flight with a B-52H at 2006 Defenders of Liberty Airshow at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., May 12, 2006. Type Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Manufacturer Douglas Aircraft Company Serial 44-85718 First flight 1943 In … Continue reading

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