NEW POUGHKEEPSIE PROVINCIAL
Br. Donnell Neary has been elected Provincial of the Poughkeepsie province.
A native of Mayfield, Pa., Donnell entered the Marist Brothers at Tyngsboro
in 1967. He is a graduate of St. Rose High, Carbondale, Pa. He received
his undergraduate degree from the University of Scranton and his M.A.
from Northeastern University in Boston. Donnell has also done graduate
studies in administration and supervision at Manhattan College.
Brother Donnell has served as teacher and campus minister in Marist
schools. He was Assistant Principal at St. Agnes and President at Our
Lady of Lourdes, Poughkeepsie. Don has also served as Vocation Director
and is currently a member of the Province Leadership Team. Assisting
him as Provincial will be the Leadership Team of Br. Michael Flanigan
(’80), Youth Director at Abraham House in the Bronx; Br. Don Bisson
(’68), Director of Novices in Esopus; Br. Richard Carey (’82), President
of Marist High School, Chicago; and Br. Thomas Long (’79), President
of CCHS, Lawrence.
FROM RICHARD (Linus Richard) FOY (’49): In 1961-62, I stayed
with the St. Agnes community. Pete Ginnity was the procurator; Pete
liked corned beef. So we had corned beef once a week, and I got sick
of it. But now once a year around the 17th of March corned beef is a
treat. However, I did not get to taste the delicacy this year. I underwent
arthroscopy surgery on my left knee and have not been able to move about
as freely as usual. I had to keep the leg elevated for two days and
pack it with ice. It was great. Mary ran around doing everything for
me. I sat in a recliner and watched television. I couldn’t sit at the
piano or touch my computer because I couldn’t keep the leg elevated
at these stations. We threatened to visit Gagan’s, a new eatery in Pleasantville
on St. Pat’s day, but we had been there the previous day with Bridget,
who had traveled from Old Westbury to check on her dad’s progress. It’s
a Foy rule never to visit the same eatery on successive days.
I retired from Boyden on December 31st, but spent most of January and
February upgrading their DOS- based data system to become Y2K compliant.
Boyden had commissioned an intranet system from a Helsinki firm, but
the system wasn’t ready, and they needed a stopgap.
I find that I’m busier than ever now that I’m officially retired. I
decided to take up piano. As a child I had one lesson, but discontinued
because my older brother was in a sled-vs-auto accident and we couldn’t
afford the lessons.
As a parting gift from Boyden I did not get a gold watch, but a two-year
membership in a health and fitness club. Since November I’ve been exercising
four days a week mostly stretching, walking, and some muscle machines
– no heavy weights. It was the walking that did in my left knee, and
I spent several trips to the orthopedist getting x-rays and MRI’s. I
agreed to have arthroscopic surgery on the knee, recalling all those
NBA basketball players who have such surgery and are back playing basketball
in two weeks In my case, it will take a little longer.
I’ve been traveling to Marist College, where I received honorary faculty
privileges. I’ve been locating mostly in the new library, hooking up
my laptop and reading my e-mail, accessing the Intranet, and working
on the Boyden Intranet development. I think there is a great market
for consulting small businesses which are frightened by the impact of
Internet computing on their business and can’t afford to hire Lucent
or IBM to tell them which way to go. So I want to retool on small business
applications and local area networks.
I’m glad to be out of Boyden, but mostly I enjoyed my two decades with
the company. I did a lot of travel. Except for the Scandinavian countries
and possibly Thailand, there were Marist Brothers in every country.
I did not get to visit with them, as my trips were usually of the quick-in,
quick-out variety. But my Marist experience gave me a truly international
viewpoint – basically one of respect for people no matter what their
nationality. I found this is not a ‘normal’ condition, especially for
Americans and also for Europeans.
My son Peter graduated from Seton Hall University School of Law, clerked
for a criminal court judge in Paterson, New Jersey, and recently took
a position as Deputy Attorney General/Assistant Prosecutor with New
My daughter Bridget volunteered with the Marist Volunteer Program for
a year as a teacher at Sacred Heart School in the Bronx. I visited the
school once at dismissal time. The old building brought me back to my
youth, with separate entrances marked “Boys” and “Girls”! A newer building
was not so marked. It was eerie to see almost 800 students leave the
school class by class, all black or Hispanic. What I noticed most was
that each class was led by the teacher; when I was in grammar school,
the Sister walked in back of the class ready to pounce quickly on miscreants.
I reminded Bridget that what goes around comes around. Before he moved
on to Cardinal Hayes and then Poughkeepsie, Bridget’s late godfather,
Dan Kirk, went to Sacred Heart school and was baptized in Sacred Heart
Now Bridget is a first year student at New York College of Osteopathic
Medicine in Old Westbury, New York. She is doing well and seems to enjoy
the material. She is very grateful for her preparation in biology and
chemistry at Marist College.;(717 Washington Avenue, Chappaqua NY 10514-3309;
From FRANK SUTTON (’59): Greetings from Vermont and a happy
year 2000 to all. For 26 years I have been teaching French in Bennington,
Vt. and running a guesthouse in Manchester Center, called Sutton’s Place.
We have exchange programs in France; it’s a great adventure bringing
students over for a couple of weeks. The area I live in is a strong
tourist destination for the 4 seasons and it has experienced enormous
development with up-scale outlets.
I have kept in touch with fellow Marists, some who are still Brothers
and others who are pursuing their ideals outside the order. Naturally
it’s great when familiar faces visit or when a phone call (or e-mail)
conjures up many good memories. A highlight of this past summer was
spending a day with “the best group to come out of Marist.” Thanks Mike
Mullin for organizing it. Till we see one another again I wish all an
excellent year. (School St., Manchester Center VT 05255; 802-362-1165;
From JIM (Patrick James) O’BRIEN (’52): Friendship is always
in the present. Years of separation seem to melt quickly away when renewed
contact is made. Each issue of Marists All weaves tighter the many threads
that link us in ways we never foresaw, in a pattern only God sees as
After teaching at St. Helena’s, Marist Prep – Esopus and Cold Spring
– and Christ the King, I left the Brothers in 1970 and went to Albany,
New York. There in 1971 I married Maureen Dwyer, whom I had first met
during summers at the Marist Institute of Theology; she was Sr. Maureen
William, CSJ. Renewal. Openness. Change. Looking back now, the catch
words of that momentous post-Vatican era meant more than we ever conceived
at the time.
Twenty-eight years later our two wonderful sons, Jim, a Berklee College
of Music grad, and Dan, 24, an alumnus of American University, are working
and living in the NYC-NJ area, and Maureen and I are a pair of retired
snowbirds summering in the Adirondacks, wintering in sunny Florida,
our combined 76 years of teaching and administration a happy memory.
When we retired in 1997, one of our dreams was to travel, to see some
of the places we had only heard about. So far, so good. In March 1998
we toured France with a group led by Ken (Damien Alphonsus) Murrin (’52)
and his wife Charlotte, and then went off on our own to visit Florence
and Rome. Brothers Roy Mooney, Sean Sammon and “Dusty” made Rome and
the Generalate feel like home away from home with their generous Marist
hospitality. This past September we made our first-ever visit to Ireland,
a gorgeous country. A few days after we returned we visited Mount Saint
Michael for the annual Greater Marist Community picnic on September
18th. It was like a time capsule re-opening. I had gone to high school
at the Mount. Brothers Simeon Gerald and John Francis, teachers in Tyngsboro
when I entered the Novitiate, welcomed us. So many confreres! And with
each, flashes of our mutual past plus updates to the present: “Gil”
Levesque, Frank (Peter Martin) Moran, Brother Declan Murray, Paul “Otto”
Krueger, Br. John Hermann, Br. Charles Marcellin, John Wilcox, and of
course, Dave and Judy Kammer, to mention just a few.
One of the greatest effects of Marists All and of meetings like the
picnic is to let us see more of the whole picture formed by our intertwined
lives linked by our shared Champagnat heritage. Truly God works in mysterious
ways, so far beyond our narrow plans. Marists All is a unique collection
of personal snapshots documenting the broad reach of Marist influence.
The editors have done a special job keeping alive memories and links
that other-wise would almost certainly have faded away. Like many other
correspondents, Maureen and I eagerly devour every issue, and we still
have all of them since the very first one. They show the on-going spirit
of our Marist heritage, and I am proud to be even a small part of it.
Thank you, Gus and Dave, for the unique publication you have fathered;
please keep it coming. (474 SW Bridgeport Drive, Port St. Lucie FL 34953)
(P.O. Box 36, Caroga Lake, New York, 12032)
From BOB BYRNE (’59): Just a word to let you know that I have
been receiving the issues of Marists All. Although I have been passive,
I have enjoyed (and sometimes been saddened by) many of the letters
you have printed. My prayers and best wishes go to you for all the selfless
work you have done to keep all of us connected to so many of the Brothers
(present and former) who have devoted their lives to the work of Saint
Champagnat. Best of health and happiness. (4642 NW 94th Ave., Sunrise
FL 33351; 954-741-4072)
ODDS & ENDS: *** Because the editors of this newsletter
spend winter months in Florida they must rely on the good graces
of people in Poughkeepsie to care for the printing, envelope stuffing,
and mailing of the February issue. Thus, we are sincerely grateful to
Richard and Barbara LaPietra and especially to Br. Richard Rancourt
for the work they did this past February. We regret that we did not
acknowledge their kind service in that same February issue.
*** Albert Jean (Leonard Vincent) writes: “Many thanks for #53 of Marists
All. Errata on page 7: my phone number is (813) 973-3619. Sincere thanks
and God bless your ‘apostolate.’”
*** Br. Greg delaNoy (‘51) was in a serious auto accident February
21st. Entering Rt. 9W on a return trip from New Paltz to Esopus,
he was broadsided by an emergency vehicle. Greg was flown to Westchester
Medical Center in Valhalla for trauma care. After initial surgery to
repair his aorta, he had additional surgery for broken pelvis and collapsed
lungs. There will be an extended time of rehabilitation.
*** Approval has been given for the placement of a statue of St. Marcellin
Champagnat in a niche on the façade of St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
The idea for the project began at the time of the canonization with
Fr. Francis X. Gallogly, OSA (formerly Stephen Joachim ’52) and with
Msgr. Dalla Valla, rector of the Cathedral and a graduate of St. Agnes.
From REV. FRANCIS X. GALLOGLY (‘53): My best wishes from
the Church of Blessed Katherine Drexel in beautiful Cape Coral, Florida.
In November I arrived here from Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in New York
City. We are surrounded by Sanibel Island, Pine Island, Fort Myers,
and Naples. It is a joy to live together with my Augustinian friends
in our charming house on the edge of an 18-hole golf course. We have
a small pool on the patio outside my bedroom. Our living space is about
two miles away from the church and its office. It is a charming neighborhood
with lots of children and young families.
Our parish patron, Blessed Katherine, will be declared a Saint in October.
It is wonderful to see how very many of our people are involved in every
aspect of life in the parish. We staff another parish ten miles away
on Pine Island. It was developed for fishermen but is now quite upscale.
We have a fabulous parish there on 40 acres of land. Our second living
space is quite nice and serves as guest quarters for those who visit
us. I go over to Pine Island every other week to say Mass at 8:30 a.m.
I say Mass in Cape Coral every weekend. We Augustinians have six communities
in Florida. We minister in one university, one secondary school, and
Recently I took the bus to Miami from Fort Myers and met Brother John
Francis on his way to a Marist community there. In February I had my
long awaited birthday card from Br. Mike Gerard. And Brother Roy was
on e-mail, as was a Brother Gillogly from Australia. Father Bill Sears
wrote to say he might visit me when the weather cools. He does not live
very far from here. Faithful Brother Leonard sends me long messages
which are eagerly awaited and devoured with relish. And Brother Hugh
fills me with joy over plans for a statue of our saintly Founder in
Saint Patrick’s Cathedral. Come and visit. I will share with you the
company of my two wonderful Augustinian companions and our very friendly
people. (1417 SW 21st Terrace, Cape Coral FL 33991; 941-458-4663)
DECEASED: Br. Emile Michael “Mickey” Bernard (’29) died February
14th in Miami. He was 88. Brother Michael had been convalescing from
several heart attacks and related illnesses for several years.
John (Arnold Damian) Curry (’35) died March 7th. John had remained
deeply attached to the monks through 51 years of happy marriage to Anne.
John sent us a beautiful article for issue #10 after attending the funeral
of his dear friend Cletus Richard.
From PAT GALLAGHER (’53): In picking up the mail at our little
old-time post office, I noticed a familiar return address and I knew
that it was a Marists All letter. What with our personal and business
mail we get quite a pile, and I was pick-ing up a few days’ accumulation.
As usual we stood around the kitchen table processing the pile, making
short shrift of the junk mail and the catalogs. Then at the very end
I panicked because the Marists All letter couldn’t be found. I thought
that somehow I might have disposed of it with all the useless stuff.
No, there it was, sitting all by itself; I had set it aside, since like
so many other readers I wanted to sit down, take a cup of tea, and read
it slowly, savoring not only every word but also every memory. The genius
of the questionnaire was that it not only made contact with so many
of the GMC people, but that it got them to write. I am particularly
glad to hear from some of those who haven’t written in the past; I will
be getting on the phone to contact them.
This past September Mary and I got over to Spain. While in Madrid we
had the chance to see Ernie Belanger and his wonderful family. We went
tapa bar hopping with them. Unfortunately I left my camera in one of
the locations. In spite of considerable difficulty Ernie was able to
reclaim the camera for us; he drove close to 100 miles to take it to
the hotel where we were to stay that night. When we checked in, the
camera was waiting for us.
Madrid, Salamanca, Toledo and Seville were visual feasts, but one of
the highpoints was Granada since we stayed almost next to the palaces
in the parador (the old convent turned into a hotel). Memories of Stephen
Urban’s renditions of “Granada” added another flavor to the experience.
Another high-point was wending our way to Santo Domingo de Silos. The
monks from this monastery turned out the worldwide famous “Chant” tape
about five years ago. We attended Vespers, and then Matins and Mass
the next morning, while the choir chanted the Gregorian beautifully.
I had to catch myself a couple of times to keep from responding to some
of the familiar pieces.
I have always retained a tremendous pleasure in listening to, and on
occasion, singing Gregorian. I’m surprised at the number of pieces that
I remember; of course, the “Salve Regina” is the one that I can find
myself humming or singing to myself in the car. I owe a debt of gratitude
to those who introduced me to the melodic beauty of the chant: Brothers
Edmund Alphonse, John Francis, and Adrian August. They have endowed
me with an enduring pleasure especially when CDs of various masses and
liturgies fill the office and the house. They help me relive such wonderful
We are certainly going to make the Marist College dedication of the
St. Marcellin statue and the heritage square when it comes about. We
hope to see many old comrades and brothers.
Here, we are preparing for our daughter Karen’s wedding in mid-January.
At 29 she is doing very well, has a good job, and seems quite happy.
Beth, our other daughter, has graduated from Michigan State and is now
working with a modeling agency in Atlanta recruiting and placing models.
She is immersed in the work, and from all communication she couldn’t
be happier. Mary has been conducting training programs with me and also
by herself. I’m going through a transition in my work, eliminating a
lot of the training and hence the travel and longer days, concentrating
on expert witness work. I have just confirmed arrangements to write
another book on the management of police liability.
On the 4th of January I started the new year and century with an unexpected,
unfortunate experience. In DC to testify in a police case, I left the
corporation counsel’s office to walk to my hotel to meet my nephew for
dinner. When crossing the street in a crosswalk on green and with a
“walk” sign, I was hit by a car and dumped into the rain-filled gutter.
I went through the whole routine: sitting in the back of a police car
waiting for an ambulance, then seven hours in the E.R. From the back
of the police car I used the cell phone to call my wife Mary, who called
my nephew and the attorney with whom I had been conferring. The accident
broke a number of ribs and seriously injured my left wrist.
With the broken ribs curtailing my movement on the right side and the
bad wrist my movement on the left side, I immediately elt a lot older,
but I am hoping that I can recover completely to resume the activities
that I love so much, i.e. working outdoors, clearing land, and the like.
That is going to be somewhat problematic right now, but we’ll see what
the future brings. I was extremely lucky since I started to move quickly
out of the car’s path and I was hit by the side of the car, my right
forearm hitting the roof. A solid frontal blow would no doubt have broken
a leg or destroyed a knee. I shudder to think of those consequences,
particularly in the light of the fact that my daughter was to be married
ten days later, and I, of course, was to walk her down the aisle and
then have one of the first dances with her. God was good and I was able
to do all that. But you quickly see how one little incident can so quickly
change your outlook on life or your ability to cope with it.
Thanks for the chance to keep in touch and for the chance to relive
some of the most wonderfully warm memories. So much speaks to the veritable
treasure of Marist tradition. I can only re-echo the comments of so
many others, that the Marist experience, regardless of how long we were
formally members of the community, will truly last forever as one of
the richest experiences of our lives. (Box 60, Indian Valley VA
24105; 540-890-4056; firstname.lastname@example.org)
From KEN MURRIN (’51): Thanks for your letter. Yes, I read
Marists All with great pleasure. And I’ve made contacts with a few people
as a result of Marists All. I certainly want to continue to receive
it. I must tell you that I intend to write to you in the future. Right
now I’m really busy. Charlotte and I send our best to all of you.(4543
Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill FL 34609-1938; email@example.com)
TOM REITHMANN (’59): Tom tells us that he is teaching math
and computer at Brophy Prep and at Maricopa Community College.
He has a Masters in Education from Arizona State University. Tom is
married to Lynda, who has been campaign manager for Governor Hill, was
formerly director of business services for the state, and is currently
into special projects for Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.
Tom and Lynda have four children: Janice 22, Tracie 20, Doug l3, and
Brad ll. Tom and his wife teach religious education in the family program
at St. Paul’s parish.(15437 North 13th Avenue, Phoenix AZ 85023)
From BENEDICT HO (’63): Your survey follow-up letter arrived
the first day of my vacation for this year. I cannot procrastinate any
longer from writing a note. First of all, let me congratulate all involved
in the publication of Marists All. What a great job! My wife Li Li and
I enjoy reading every issue. She usually gets to read it first. A lot
of fond memories resurface in the pages of Marists All. I have kept
all of the issues.
In 1969 I left the Marist Brothers and got married in 1970. This August
we’ll be celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary. Our daughter Cynthia
is working in Chicago and our son Michael is in graduate school at Stanford
University. I’m working for a chemical company and anticipating retirement
in a few years.
Time flies! In issue #15, Brother Joachim Heng wrote about his visit
to the States; at that time he spent a weekend with us. We visited the
Marist Fathers at nearby Chanel High School. That was 1990! I have not
yet had occasion to visit Malaysia or Singapore; I hope to do so soon.
I have enclosed the August questionnaire, late, with a token of appreciation.
God bless. Yours in J.M.J. and St. Champagnat! (7212 Kingsview Rd.,
Sagamore Hills OH 44067; BYKH1@aol.com)
SENIOR” JUBILARIANS: 2000 A.D.
From DENNIS BRESLIN (’65): I have received all editions of Marists
All, and I have read all thoroughly. I’m not exactly sure why I
have not written over the years, but I do enjoy reading about the names
from the past. I have put in 27 years with the New York State Department
of Correctional Services starting as a teacher and now serving as a
superintendent. During those years I have worked in Harlem, Bed-Sty,
South Bronx, Washington Heights, Bedford Hills, and presently on Staten
Island. No plans to retire. I am married and have two 26 year old children,
young women now, who are truly wonderful. The years I spent in Marist
gave me a foundation, for which I am grateful, and a memory of people
of an eventful era, people who were unique and talented.(162 Peter Avenue,
Staten Island NY 10306-4225; 718-979-8550; RBres60745@aol.com)
From JERRY BOWDEN (’63): I do enjoy receiving Marists All.
I enjoy hearing about those whom I know and those whom I don’t know.
I have hundreds of reasons why I have not contacted you but not one
good excuse. I have noticed that there are very few respondents from
my group. I have kept somewhat in touch with Tom Crimmins and Denis
Hartnett. They both seem to be doing well.
As for myself, after I left the congregation I married Marie, moved
to Toms River, New Jersey, and had four children. My oldest is 26 and
my youngest is 15. I kept in touch with Brother Leo Richard for many
years until his passing. I worked with the Social Security Administration
for several years and then went to Rutgers to get my Masters of Social
Work. I am presently a licensed Certified Clinical Social Worker in
New Jersey and am the program director at the Ocean County Juvenile
Detention Center. I still work with delinquent kids. I am Vice-President
of the New Jersey Juvenile Detention Association. And I do part-time
counseling for my parish and teach in the RCIA program.
I have many fond memories as a member of the Marist Brothers, and I
would not exchange that experience for anything. I notice in all of
the correspondence in Marists All how lasting the Marist experience
is. The respondents seem to carry on the Marist spirit and tradition
throughout their lives. This is a living testament to God’s grace, soundness
of the formation process, and the good will of all involved. Please
keep the publication coming. I am very pleased and grateful to have
in this response the opportunity to share a significant portion of my
life with my friends. Now I hope to hear from others in my group. (366
Maryland Avenue, Bayville NJ 08721; 732-269-4490; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Jubilarians 2000 A.D.
From RICHARD KOCHESKY (’57): I was a novice from July ’57 to
July ’58 and went under the name of Br. James Anthony. I enjoy
Marists All very much and would like you to please keep the issues coming.
Keep up the good work.(30 Brunswick Avenue, Bloomsbury NJ 08804; KOCHESKY@worldnet.att.net)
THE MARIST FAMILY INSTITUTE OF SPIRITUALITY
July 6, 7, 8, 9 --- Marist College Theme 2000: “The Presence
The Marist Family Institute of Spirituality invites all
members of the Marist family to its sixth annual communal gathering.
It will again take place at Marist College – from Thursday, July 6th
(4:30 p.m. registration) to Sunday, July 9th (1:00 p.m. lunch).
This year the theme will be “The Presence of God.” Some
of the people who have attended in previous years will lead group sharing,
taking the theme into such fields as the spirituality of our senior
years, the spirituality of reconciliation, contemplative prayer, Mary’s
spirituality, and women’s spirituality. We are trying to involve a broader
sense of the Marist charism this year by involving Marist Sisters and
Fathers. We look forward to Father Owen Lafferty’s liturgies and to
sharings by Br. Steve Minogue and Dave Kammer in small group seminars.
Thanks to our prudent Treasurer, the cost has been held
down to $150 per person for food and lodging for the weekend. Please
contact Barney Sheridan at 212-529-2257, or 626 East 20th Street, #9A,
New York NY 10009, or by e-mail at <email@example.com>.
From BR. PADDY LONG (’45): It’s always a treat
to receive and read the newsletter. Sharing our lives is such a pleasure.
My days are full and my life is rich. I am very grateful to be able
to serve God’s poor with the support of the Marist community. Let me
tell you about our school for homeless children. It is named New Horizon
School. At present there are 23 students in K through 6. We have two
very excellent, certified teachers who not only teach but also pick
up the children and take them “home” – and a camp ground, a bus, a van,
etc. We receive no federal, state, or local money. So we rely on private
donations and grants. This past Christmas I held an open house. I told
people not to bring gifts but to place money on the tree for the homeless
children. About 50 people showed up. I collected $590 for the children
and their families. I also do counseling at a homeless center, which
provides meals and other accommodations for 150 to 180 people. (328-B
Union Street, Santa Cruz CA 95060; 408-423-9687)
From JOHN SAINSBURY (’61): In the past I have
not responded to the newslette because of my resentment at being denied
participation in the Marist College ’65 graduation class ceremony. However,
through the grace of a recent spiritual reawakening I have come to terms
with that and with other events of my life. I now understand that in
the “old days” it was routine to avoid contact with those who were leaving.
(1609 Havermeyer Lane,Redondo Beach CA 90278; John Sainsbury@aol.com
From RAY (Raymond Arthur) HAMEL (‘44): Ann and
I have just returned from a very pleasant visit with relatives in Simi
Valley, California. From the very beginning of getting acquainted with
Marists All I have looked forward to receiving and reading the newsletter.
I have especially enjoyed reading the letters penned by friends with
whom I lived, whether while in training or while teaching in Marist
schools. It was such a great feeling when I found out that Father Champagnat
had been canonized. Please keep sending M.A. (7237 Pisa Avenue, Las
Vegas NV 89130)
EDITORS’ NOTE: On March 17th we sent a short personal
letter to those on our mailing list from whom we have never had
any kind of response over many years. At the time there were 157 out
of 505 who had not communicated with us. We asked the recipients of
the letter if they read Marists All, if the newsletter means anything
to them, if they wish to continue to receive it. To date there have
been 32 people who have answered our letter. 26 said they would like
to continue to get the newsletter; 6 stated that we could drop them
from the mailing list.
A few quotes from the latter group:
>> “I received your note concerning Marists All. Feel
free to delete my name from the list.”
>>> “Thank you for your letter about Marists All. I only
read the letters from the Brothers I know. You can probably save a bit
of money by removing me from your list.”
>>> “Thanks for your hard work, persistence, and patience
with Marists All. At this time I would prefer to have my name removed
for the mailing list. Best wishes and peace.”
And a few quotes from some who wish to continue:
>>> “Please continue to send Marists All
to me. I have enjoyed reading about the people and the events of Marists
and of the larger Marist family during the last 13 years. Thank you.”
>>> “I would very much enjoy continuing to receive Marists
All. Although I know few men who write (I was FMS from 1975 to 1988),
I find the newsletter very uplifting. Thanks.”
>>> “Mea culpa! I apologize for not responding to your
missive. Yes, I am interested in receiving Marists All. I enjoy reading
it and keeping abreast of former colleagues and friends.”
>>> “I read each issue -- wouldn’t miss it -- please keep
me on your mailing list.”
>>> “Thanks for your St. Patty’s Day memo. Indeed, I would
like to stay on the mailing list for the newsletter Marists All. Thanks
for asking. Sincerely in J.M.J.”
What to do? There are 125 people who apparently ignored
or overlooked our letter. We conclude that these people must be indifferent
about the newsletter. We will discontinue mailing to them unless we
get word from them before our next issue.
Fortunately there are still 49 who have contacted us in
one way or another and have encouraged and assisted us, but haven’t
actually written to share their own interests and activities. We look
forward to hearing from them. Keep in mind, too, that there are many
others who have been with us but have never heard of M.A. If you know
of some of them, send their addresses.
Write to: Gus Nolan, 50 South Randolph Ave., Poughkeepsie
NY 12601; firstname.lastname@example.org
David Kammer, RR 1, Box 3300, Smithfield ME 04978,
email@example.com (June to Sept)