FROM BR. RENE ROY ('60): Last year when I wrote about life on the Pine
Ridge Reservation, little did I know a change was in the stars, and
this year I would be writing about any new job as Director of Vocations
for the Province of Poughkeepsie. First, however, I would.like to thank
again those who responded to my last letter with kind words of encouragement
and with gifts for our apostolate. My leaving Pine Ridge, thereby reducing
the community from three to two, underscores the desperate need we have
for men to follow in the footsteps of Champagnat.
Vocation work in the province will be headed by Br. Michael Flanigan
who will work with Hispanics, Blacks, and Native Americans, as well
as with older men who might be finishing time with the Jesuit Volunteer
Corps, the Peace Corps, or other volunteer organizations. I will continue
the course of visiting communities, schools, and colleges where our
When I see the great web of the Greater Marist Community spread over
such a large portion of the country, I see the potential for a network
which can feed us information about people who might be looking for
a religious congregation. In putting such people in touch with us, you
certainly would be doing us a big. favor. Your prayers would also be
In my work with adults in South Dakota, I was amazed to find a deep
yearning for spiritual support and development. Some men approached
me saying they had quit the Knights of Columbus dissatisfied with what
had become a purely social gathering. They asked if I knew of an organization
which could help them deepen their spirituality by prayer and apostolic
work. I gave them the Champagnat Movement document, and they found it
to be exactly what they wanted. They loved the simplicity of our spirituality
and its practicality. They are beginning a Champagnat Group this year.
It struck me that Champagnat's gift to the Church extends beyond the
Brotherhood and. is something families can bite into. I immediately
thought of the GMC and how it is so steeped in Marist spirituality,
how that spirituality is practiced by you now.
We are starting a Marist Lay Volunteer Program where folks can work
closely with the Brothers, Fathers, or Sisters in our Marist Family
for a time rather than by a life commitment. We now have arms to enrich
the Church and keep Champagnat's vision alive. I foster this along with
the Champagnat Movement. It seems to me that the GMC is the place to
start with these things. Yourselves, your wives, your sons and daughters.
There is a place for all of you.
As I travel during the next three or six years, I hope our paths will
cross. Why wait till then? Contact me if you have any hopes, ideas,
dreams that fall along the above lines. My home base is: Marist Brothers,
12212 South Irving Avenue, Blue Island, Illinois, 60406; 708-385-1488.
The New York office: 212-652-1848.
And, in case the thought has ever crossed your mind, Emil Denworth
has returned to the congregation and will pronounce final vows on December
8th in Lawrence. It can be done.
FROM ADRIAN PERREAULT ('37): It is indeed a great pleasure to receive
Marists All and to hear about the F.M.S. and the G.M.C. Since I retired,
I have been volunteering in the parish here at St. Martin de Porres
as a lector and/or as a Eucharistic minister at Mass. Also I work at
the parish bingo. And occasionally I count the Sunday collection. Jerry
Dever's sister and her husband are active members in this parish. So
is Pat Hogan's brother Neal. And others like John Ritchdorff whose son
is an altar boy.
The American Cancer Society was so helpful when Rita was sick. Now
that the Lord has taken her I drive cancer patients twice a week from
their homes to and from the hospital for treatments. I also volunteer
as a patient representative at Vassar Hospital once a week.
When Rita was very sick, she left a note to her younger son, not to
be opened until ... The note was very simple. In an envelope was a 3x5
index card. Above the red line were three Latin words: Te Deum Laudamus.
Below the line: "I want this on our gravestone, Mom and Adrian."
The boys were stunned and surprised. I explained to them that Rita and
I always started our trips by saying a Hail Mary and a short invocation
like: Our Lady of the Highways (or Skyways) protect us on our trip and
take care of those back home. When we returned, as I unlocked the door,
I sang the three words "Te Deum Laudamus," and Rita answered
"Amen." I told the boys and their spouses that Rita had finished
her last journey and wants to thank God for bringing her home eternally.
(20 Cochran Hill Rd., Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 12603; 914-462-3054)
FROM JOHN CURRY ('36): I want to add a warm word of thanks to all who
were in on the inception of Marists All, especially to those who handle
the editioning, printing, collating, and mailing. I'm sure Our Lady
is smiling on the work. You'll never fully realize the joy you spread
throughout that wonderful world of Marists living in the twilight of
our past memories for so long. God bless. (110 North 17th St., Prospect
Park, N. J. 07508; 201-790-5328)
FROM BILL GILLIGAN ('39): An apology for neglect over the past several
months; "things and stuff' were a brew of confusion, and "things
and stuff" have reduced from boil to simmer now. We were glad to
read of your pleasant tour in France. Jean would like to do the same
tour, but won't; I've slowed down to a totter, and she's convinced I'd
not tolerate the trip. So be it. We've had wonderful junkets to southern
Europe, to South American countries, etc. Enough. (209 First Avenue
S.W., Glen Burnie, Md. 21061)
FROM BOB BUCKLEY ('66): Thanks to you and to Gus Nolan for the most
recent issue of Marists All. It is a great pleasure to recognize the
envelope and to anticipate a renewed contact with the Brothers. (54
Ferncrest Dr., E. Hartford, Ct. 06118 203-569-2832)
FROM JOHN LaMASSA ('66): I have thoroughly enjoyed reading Marists
All over the past several years. The publication has kept me in touch
with an important part of my past in a way I could never have hoped
otherwise. My contact with Marists, current or former, has been too
infrequent. The newsletter fills some of that void.
I left the Brothers after teaching for three years at St. Helena. I
remained there as a lay teacher for two more years before getting married
and moving into public school teaching in Westchester County. For the
past fifteen years I have taught biology and chemistry at Irvington
High School in Irvington, New York. I also serve as Science Department
Chairman. I believe that my Marist training has had a strong influence
upon my remaining in this career and on the dedication that I bring
to my work with young people.
I have been married for seventeen years, living in Mount Vernon. My
wife, Mary Anne, has been a good friend and source of support throughout
all these years. She has taught part time since we have had children;
she returns to full-time teaching this fall at Cardinal Spellman High
School in the Bronx, her alma mater, where she taught part time for
We have two children. Michael, fourteen years old, will start at Cardinal
Spellman this fall. He has been a very good student, and he has a real
musical talent, playing the trumpet, piano, and keyboard. Stephanie,
our ten-year-old, enters fifth grade at our local public elementary
school. She is an avid reader, and she also enjoys music, playing the
piano, violin, and clarinet. The genes for musical talent must have
been dormant in my generation.
We have been involved in our parish, St. Mary's in Mount Vernon. It
is a vibrant parish that has allowed us to grow stronger in our faith
and to befriend many other solid Christian families. We have served
on the Baptism preparation team, and Mary Anne and I both serve as Eucharistic
ministers and lectors.
Last summer our family joined the Gormallys, the Biancos, and Mike
Flynn at the Mount Washington Resort for a 25th anniversary reunion.
It was a special time in a familiar location. One of many highlights
was a trip to Camp Marist, which I had not seen in over twenty years.
Mary Anne also enjoyed that trek because she had taught with Brother
Godfrey at Spellman.
I have many fond memories of my life with the Marists. I have great
respect for them and their mission. I remember them frequently in my
prayers, especially my classmates on their 25th anniversary. Thanks
for all your efforts in assembling and distributing Marists All. It
must be a labor of love. I look forward to receiving it and keeping
in touch with others who have roots in the Marist tradition. (81 Vernon
Place, Mt. Vernon, New York, 10552)
FROM TOM NOLAN ('64): I really appreciate everything you guys have
done to put together the newsletter. I enjoy the memories and renewed
contacts. I'd be disappointed if it had to stop. Will write at a later
time ... Keep up the good work! (586 Center Avenue, Riveredge, N. J.
FROM MICHAEL KELLY ('50): Thanks for your continuing effort with the
newsletter. I thought this might be an appropriate time to write, since
we are about to move again.
As you probably know, I have been working for the Department of Defense
in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. It has been a great
experience which has lasted almost three years. I've learned how our
government works and doesn't work. It is amazing that we are not classified
with third countries. Much of what I accomplished was directed at strengthening
the national industrial base with much of the work focused on the electronic
industry: semiconductors, high definition displays, pc's, etc. In the
process I took positions in support of industrial policy contrary to
the interests of the present policy coming out of the White House. Needless
to say, that generated some very interesting days, including a recent
invitation to give testimony in Congress. It was a fascinating day.
People could not believe that anyone would so recklessly tell the truth.
What nobody knew was that I had already accepted a new job, so I felt
no risk; but I wouldn't have said anything different. Yes, we will be
moving further south.
On October 1, 1991, I will begin a new job at Georgia Tech in Atlanta.
It is an exciting job with potential to influence education in a significant
way. Janet quit IBM after 20 years and is now very happy to be able
to do many of the things she never had time to do in the past. She may
never go back to work, but there are opportunities for her in Atlanta
if she does decide to rejoin the rat race. Joan is going into her senior
year at Catholic University where, in about a year and a half, she should
graduate with a math major. Jean will be entering her freshman year
at the University of Hartford where she has absolutely no idea what
she will be doing ... but the social life sounds great
We will be moving around the middle of September. Come on down and
enjoy our grits. Keep up the good work. Regards to all. (5315 Mt. Vernon
Pkway, Atlanta, Ga. 30328; 404-255-5017)
FROM ED CASHIN ('46): We just returned from a cool week in the mountains
of Colorado to find the latest edition of Marists All. Thanks for all
the care that goes into each issue. There were a number of familiar
names among the jubilarians. A special congratulations to my classmates
Raymond Albert, John Alexius (Happy Jack), and J.J. Dixon, and to the
class behind us: Alfred George, Marty Healy, Ken Marino, Steve Martin,
Cornelius, and Ziggy Trzecieski. A special salute to my Miami confrere,
Steve Kappas. Can you still jump over a sofa from a standing position,
I am still enjoying college teaching and very much involved in writing
the history of the local country. We manage to visit Poughkeepsie now
and then; the Marist campus looks great, so do the people. One of these
years we're going to make the GMC picnic; Mary Ann joins me in sending
fond regards to all.
P. S. I wrote the above a month ago but forgot to mail it; meanwhile
had a nice trip to Nova Scotia with the ineffable Zig. (3412 Woodstone
Place, Augusta, Ga. 30909; 404-736-1561)
FROM DON EDWARDS ('57): Finally got myself to the GMC picnic on the
15th of September past: I have to thank Bob Buckley for my taking the
time and effort to get to the Mount. This past August, Bob and I renewed
an old acquaintance going back to 1964, my last year at St. Helena's,
and we then decided to go to the picnic, a first for both of us.
To say that a return home was very emotional is to understate my feelings.
From the moment K entered the Mount cafeteria my soul, mind, heart flashed
back some thirty plus years. As I type now it is really hard to keep
back the tears that come with renewing friendships; conversations began
as if they had been interrupted only a few days, a few hours rather
than decades. Some of the Brothers I had seen during the interim, like
Br. Declan Claude, Br. Richard Rancourt ... I'm afraid to mention too
many names lest I forget some. Also met another friend from my St. Helena's
teaching days, Br. Richard Shea.The most impactful part of the reunion
is the experience of acceptance and the healing power it brings. Hope
abounds and one absorbs strength like a breath of fresh air. Never having
been one to suffer for a loss for words, the four and a half hours at
the Mount flew from one conversation to another, and it seemed that
it was time to leave before I had actually arrived. I forgot to say
that I also met David Kammer from my Tyngsboro days. I think Dave has
become immune to looking older than 50; I feel older than he looks.
This Thursday my wife Elaine and I begin a major Odyssey as we drive
our son Christopher to the University of Cincinnati (took me a month
to learn how to spell that). A trip of 781 miles, about 13 hours. As
Chris begins "real" school, Elaine winds down her second master's;
she has one course left for her library science degree. I have just
begun my 29th year of teaching, and after so many years all I can say
is that of all the things I've lost, it is my mind I miss the most.
Warmest regards tb all the GMC members, especially those who could
not get to the Mount. My twelve years as a monk and the wonderful people
who were a part of those years were a gift, a treasure that becomes
richer with its every renewal. For those who would dare to care to send
their very best, I live at 84 Bayberry Road, Cheshire, Ct. 06410; 203-272-7397.It
would be great to hear from you, whoever you may be and wherever you
are. Peace and love!
FROM JOHN REYNOLDS ('60): Thank you for the entire Marists All package.
It has been excellent to receive and to read all the personal stories
of men I had contact with. Marists All validates a part of all of us
who have roots in the Marist tradition. Our history has been effected
by the Marist life and therefore our present is also effected. Thanks
for making this touch with the past and present possible.
To those who venture through Michigan our door is always open. It is
not as bad here as the film "Roger and Me" depicts. However,
a former student has a new book, "River Head" that you might
find informative. (405 Sleepy Hollow Drive, Flint, Michigan, 48433;
FROM ANTHONY MISERANDINO ('65): I start my third year at Hunter College
High School in the role of Director-Principal, and I must confess it
is really a serious challenge to keep educational issues in focus and
in balance. In Catholic education and especially in specific traditions
such as Marist or Jesuit, people work from a common frame of reference,
even if at different paces. Here that has not been my experience thus
far, at least to the degree I would like. The selfish competition is
giving me plenty of room for thought and doubt. On the other hand this
situation does allow me an opportunity to press the issue of quality
of life; and concepts like community, compassion, and caring are part
of my vision and my leadership mode.
Prior to my service at Hunter I was a principal at Sacred Heart High
School in Yonkers, and before that I worked at Regis High School for
twelve years. Over the course of these years I completed graduate studies
in Religious Education and in Counseling and received my Ph.D. in Educational
Psychology. I have even had the good fortune of teaching in local universities.
My wife, Barbara Gentile, and I have an eight year old girl named April
(no, she was born in September). Barbara elected the name April since
in Latin it means "forthcoming, spring-like." Indeed, she
is spring for us ... and she continues to flourish with each passing
I met Barbara while teaching in an adult education program. She was
a bright and challenging student ... and she still is! By profession
she is a writer of educational material and editor of educational textbooks.
Currently she has taken a break from work, and serves as Class Mom and
very active PTA leader. I've told her that I am glad she does not serve
on my PTA Executive Board! She is also working on an M.A. in Art History,
looking to work in the arts down the road.
The last 25 years have been very exciting and rewarding. Like so many
who have written in Marists All, we are blessed and grateful ... and
we wish you, our Brothers, the same. (60 East 96th Street, New York,
N. Y. 10128; 212-349-4796)
FROM JOE HORAN ('50): Just sitting here looking over the photos of
our class reunion in Poughkeepsie last year. So many wonderful personal
memories and feelings. My wife and I often think of the group and the
personal warmth given off by their companionship. Though we rarely get
the opportunity to write to each other, we know we are close through
Although I retired as Superintendent three years ago, I have been called
back into the line of duty several times. Presently I am the interim
superintendent at Delaware Valley School in Callicoon, New York. Been
there since March of 1991; expect to be in this situation until December.
I have given a firm NO to several appeals to come out of retirement
My oldest girl has begun her master's program at the College of New
Rochelle. My other daughter enters her senior year at the age of 15.
She is looking forward to moving on to college. (Box 158, Eldred, N.
To FRERE HENRI LOUIS MATHIEU, CANADIAN: Greetings Frere Henri, (former
director of St. Quentin, France) This is David 0. Kammer from out of
the second novitiate days of St. Quentin Fallavier, 1956-57. I must
write to you; your name seems to be omnipresent in my life! As I swore
solemnly to you, I faithfully guarded the secret of the Hermes typewriters
at the Swiss-French border for over ten years, Then when it became certain
that there would be no consequences, the story became one of the favorite
tales that I shared with understanding friends.
I was very pleased to see you again at the 1967-68 General Chapter
in Rome when you were a Canadian provincial. Two years later I withdrew
from the religious life but not from the Marist family, I directed the
Marist Institute of Theology at Marist College in Poughkeepsie for two
summers, and I married a lady who had been a Sister of St. Joseph from
the Maine province of the congregation that has its motherhouse in Lyons.
We taught in public schools for twelve years, then five more years with
the Holy Cross Brothers in Waterbury, Connecticut. We are now retired.
In 1986, along with others at Marist College, I started a newsletter
which is circulated to the full Marist family. It has flourished for
over four years. I shall mail a few sample copies to you in a separate
envelope. Being in close contact with the Brothers, I heard of your
several winter stays in Florida; and I wish I could have visited you
In September of 1990 Judy and I made a 3000 mile "tour de France."
We visited Br. Frederick in Arlon, Belgium, and we met Br. Claude Beaudet
at the Hermitage, What a surprise: He was on his way to Cameroon. Br.
Claude rode up the hill with us to visit LaValla. Later he wrote from
Cameroon to tell us about the death of Frere Philippe Henri, and he
gave us your address.
As we continued our trip through France, we looked up Judy's ancestral
roots in Rouen and in Chambois. This past June we visited her relatives
in at. Joseph de Beauce, Canada, and shared with them the news of our
tour, One of Judy's cousins (Leo, who lives in the ancestral home between
St. Joseph and Beauceville) gave her a book entitled Troisieme Centenaire
de la Famille Poulin au Canada. And, of course, to our surprise
we found there among the priests and religious with Poulin ancestry:
Frere Henri Louis, ne Mathieu, ne Amanda Poulin de St, Francois. I said
to Judy, "That's the typewriter man!" Judy's baptismal name
is Marie Marthe Poulin, fille de Joseph William Poulin, de Thomas, de
Prospere, de Pierre, de Jean, de Joseph, de Joseph (first into Beauce),
de Jean, de Martin, de Claude (the first from France).
Judy was born, the middle of nine children, in Skowhegan, Maine. On
her mother's side, she is a Lessard, another connection with St. Anne
de Beaupre. We were at the Poulin reunion in St. George in June of 1987
and at the blessing of the commemorative plaque on the opposite side
of the Chaudiere River. Could you have been there in that big crowd,
and we not have seen one another?
From FRERE HENRI LOUIS MATHIEU (Canadian Marist....): Could you imagine
my surprise when I received your letter and the envelope with samples
of Marists All. A real delight! I rejoice that my name be present to
your memory; we spent quite a year, a hard time, together at St. Quentin
Fallavier, and you underline a special trip to Switzerland, not known
to anyone except Br. Assistant and Br. Simon-Henri. You deserve a special
good mark for your silence; a tale to laugh at now!
I am very pleased to include my sincere congratulations on the newsletter.
I found great interest in reading the samples you sent me. I know many
U.S. Brothers, and I keep in touch with a number of them. Marists All
must survive to the benefit of all its readers. There is a magnificent
Marist family spirit among the "enlarged" community:
After the 1967-68 General Chapter I spent eight years as director of
the generalate in Rome. I met many American Brothers while there: Paul
Ambrose, Leonard Voegtle, Montague, Peter Hilary. Also Stephen Minogue,
Luke Driscoll, Clem of Chicago, Kieran Thomas, Denis and others from
the Philippines, where my nephew Brother Reginald Theodore died two
years ago. Last year I went to France and visited l'Hermitage, etc.
Too, some friends of St. Quentin. One week in Rome.
I spent three winters in Miami at the Brothers' retirement home at
136th St. and 89th Avenue, near Columbus High School. So all of those
Brothers are friends of mine, but one of the closest was Br. Cletus,
R.I.P. This past July Br. Edward Michael stayed ten days with us here
in Quebec, his second visit.
Your letter has renewed a profound sentiment of friendship with you;
and more so, since your wife is of the same ancestry as my mother. I
missed the third centenary de la famille Poulin a la Beauce, but was
at the feast of Ste. Anne de Beaupre two years ago. I even bought bottles
of wine de la cuvee des Poulin!!! In September my two brothers and one
of my sisters will take a trip, en groupe, to the ancestral home of
Jean Mathieu near Angouleme. They will also go to Rouen to the church
of Saint Maclou where Claude Poulin was baptized. I have many relatives
in Waterville, Maine. My nieces went to school at the convent of the
St. Joseph Sisters in Jackman. Maybe Judy was there at that time?
Thanks be to God for the days we lived together years ago. Hoping that
the good Lord will give us an opportunity to meet again some day. (820
Avenue des Braves, Quebec, P.Q. GLS-3C4, Canada)
FROM CRAIG EVANS ('66): I've appreciated receiving all the copies of
Marists All. I find it interesting to read and to learn about the men
who were formally part of the Congregation, many of them unknown to
me. As you know, I still maintain pretty close contact with the Brothers
here in Massachusetts, as well as a few of the people who were in my
life while in the Brothers from 1965 to 1971. I usually get to see Tony
Miserandino and John Wilcox at least once a year. Still haven't made
it to one of the annual picnics, but hope springeth eternal!
I continue to do clinical work, as I have since 1971. I currently have
a full time private practice in Brookline, where I live, just two miles
from "the Hub." For years now I have worked with a specialty
in addictions, specifically alcoholism, and more recently I have worked
with men who are survivors of incest and sexual abuse as children. I
continue to do a reasonable bit of workshop presentations on subjects
related to this specialty, including an emphasis on spiritual recovery
and spiritual wellness,
In February of 1990, I presented the Annual Pastoral Institute at the
American College in Louvain, Belgium; I was pleased by the response
to the four days of lectures and discussions around these topics. The
trip to Europe afforded me the chance to make a ten day trip to Poland
and Hungary, I visited the former Ukrainian village in Poland on the
Soviet border where my grandmother was born and lived till emigrating
here. Since then I've been learning lots about my heritage on my father's
side which was basically unknown to me for most of my life till his
death two years ago.
Thanks so much for taking on'the work of the newsletter and for caring
enough to do that work. It's hard to believe that you have gone into
"full" retirement; I somehow doubt the."fullness"
part of it. Your trip to Europe and Champagnat country sounded delightful.
(122 Browne Street, Brookline, Ma. 02146-3408; 617-566-1629)
FROM GENE ZIRKEL ('53): I just received a 75-page booklet announcing
the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Northeastern Regional
Conference, to be held in November dominantly at the Sheraton Tara Hotel
in Nashua New Hampshire. However, some of the sessions will be held
at the "Boston University Corporate Center," the red brick
building on the knoll, better known to many of us as TYNGSBORO, St.
Joseph's Juniorate/Novitiate, Tyngsboro! A shuttle will be provided
for the commute across the N.H./Mass, border.
One comment in the brochure caused me to smile at its understatement:
"Because of the lack of restaurants in the surrounding area, it
is suggested that you take advantage of the arrangements we have made
for breakfast and lunch."
A. flood of memories filled my,mind as I thought of the time I spent
there in training, and then as a young Monk under Henry Charles gathering
hay and painting everything that didn't move! (Six Brancatelli, West
Islip, New York, 11795-2501; 516-669-0273)
FROM SEAN O'SHEA ('48): Thanks for all your work on the newsletter.
It is a pleasure and a gift to receive it. Peace and blessings ! (1
Washington Sq. Village #4R, New York, 10012)
RECENT PICNIC: The annual GMC picnic was held at Mt. St. Michael in
the Bronx on Saturday, September 14th. Thanks to Brother Director, Pat
Magee, for making preparations for us and for making us feel so welcomed.
As usual all enjoyed catching up on one another's doings and recalling
old times. There were at least fifty-two men present, many of whom were
accompanied by their wives and children. Among new faces on the scene
were: Bob Buckley ('66), Pat Donaghy ('50), Donald Edwards ('57), Richard
Foy ('46 ), Br. Damian Galligan ('45), Br. Danny Grogan ('53), Bill
Kawka ('60+), Father Owen Lafferty ('57), and Br. Pat McNulty ('52),
Br. Tom "Des" Kelly ('53) dropped in on his last day of vacation
home from Pakistan. The picnic is usually held on the second Saturday
after labor Day. Mark your calendar!
NEWS NOTES: The circular Donnelly Building at Marist College has been
renovated and modernized. It was rededicated October 12th with many
of the working crews directed by Br. Nilus Donnelly and by Br. Edward
Michael in attendance. "Ti Mike" was there, too.
+++++ Brother Moise, a Marist Brother working in Guatemala, was murdered
there April 29th, 1991.His body was found on a normal. class day near
the administration building of the school. The crime was committed between
8:30 and 9:15 in the morning. The body showed signs of violent use of
a daggar. Brother Moise, a native of Spain, was 45 years of age. In
1990 he was named director of the Marist school in the poor district
of Santa Isabel, Guatemala.
++++ Br. Sean Sammon celebrated his twenty-fifty anniversary of Marist
brotherhood with a Mass at Our Savior Church, Park Avenue and 38th Street,
on September 26th. The Mass was followed by a reception at the St. Agnes
Community's home on 38th Street, New York.
EDITOR'S NOTE: This past August at the time of publishing our last
issue of the newsletter, we had only half enough funds left for the
expenses of this issue #18. Responding to that knowledge, twenty-five
of those on our mailing list sent help, so that at this time we can
handle this issue and three more issues. We are overwhelmed and deeply
grateful to all who have helped so much. Clearly there are people who
are eager for more. A large part of that "more" is the sharing
of personal stories of Marist friends and acquaintances. Many people
plan to write, have promised to write. We look forward to hearing from
you real soon! Mail to David Kammer, 107 Woodland Drive, Harwinton,
Ct. 06791; or to Gus Nolan, % Marist College, Poughkeepsie, New York,