Wednesday, August 31, 2016



Patricia Kirchdorfer

My dear friend, Patricia Kirchdorfer, lives at the Episcopal Church Home.
We laugh a lot, gossip some and pray a little. I am pushing her to use her iPad.
It intimidates her a bit, but I believe she can learn it in time.

Here she is at the dedication of the space she renovated in honor of her father, Paul Tafel, on the third floor of  Saint Meinrad's Bede Hall. It is part of the INSTITUTE FOR PRIESTS AND PRESBYTERATES that I founded when I was employed there. The space especially houses program for training retired priests who want to learn new skills for ministry. It is called the St. Simeon Residences. Mrs. Kirchdorfer is escorted by her daughter, Anne Locke.  

Here Patricia is again (flowered blouse) at a dinner in honor of Bishop Gordon of Barbados at Volare's.

Jack Anderson

Jack, as a young man, around 1968.

Jack Anderson and I go back to about 1964. He was very helpful and supportive when I was a struggling seminarian at St. Meinrad --- and ever since. To honor him, I had the coffee shop I founded at St. Meinrad named after him at his 80th birthday . It's called "JACK'S IN THE COMMONS." It is a full service coffee shop, ice cream parlor and gathering place for seminarians, monks, staff and visitors.

Jack lives at Nazareth Home and that is a "visitor dog" belonging to Chef Dean Corbett, a mutual friend.

Jack's Coffee Shop's Logo

This is a good shot of the bar end of the coffee shop with the JACK'S neon sign on, which tells people it is open for business. 

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