Monthly Archives: March 2016

Funeral Homily for +Rev. Jude John Gray, OSB

Here is the text for the homily given by Abbot Mark Cooper, OSB at Father Jude’s funeral mass: Funeral for Fr. Jude Gray, O.S.B.                                                  March 19, 2016 We all know Fr. Jude was a great preacher and orator….one of the … Continue reading

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Alice Roosevelt Longworth

In a chapter on the descendants of presidents in Brady Carlson’s Dead Presidents, there are these priceless quips from Alice Roosevelt Longworth, T.R.’s daughter: “As for Herbert Hoover, she said, the Hoover vacuum cleaner is more exciting than the president.  … Continue reading

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Dead Presidents

Having finished the pope’s The Name of God is Mercy, we are currently making our way through the surprisingly fascinating Dead Presidents: An American Adventure into the Strange Deaths and Surprising Afterlives of Our Nation’s Leaders by Brady Carlson.  While … Continue reading

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