Monthly Archives: May 2016

Helen of Troy

The first date was the beginning of a deep romance between Helen and Sal ,and it was time for Helen’s family to meet Sal. Helen suggested because her parents were devout Catholics it would be wise for them to get … Continue reading

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The Greek Taverna

Sal received word from Rome that his application for leaving the active ministry had been rejected. He had a suspicion that the Archbishop had not supported his decision and he completely understood. He believed that the Archbishop was hopeful that … Continue reading

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Puppets and Pulpit

Sal’s friend navy chaplain Jim Farrow had asked Sal while he was in transition to help out at two places. Jim said that it was almost impossible for him to meet all the needs of the Navy, as well as … Continue reading

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Moving On

Life continued to be quite hectic in San Diego and Sal found himself drifting more and more away from the life that he had known as a parish priest. He did not love the church any less than the day … Continue reading

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Viktor Frankl

After weeks of studying in Vienna Sal’s new mentor and friend Viktor invited him to join him on his visit to San Diego. He had been invited to spend the spring semester at the University, and had arranged for Sal … Continue reading

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The Way Forward

Winter in Vienna with the overcast skies, frequent snow and bitter cold reflected Sal’s emotional state.. The saving grace for him was the daily opportunity to listen to Dr.Frankl. Although the classes were in German he had enough language ability … Continue reading

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Meeting Frankl

The loss of Jack in the blinking of an eye shook the roots of all of Sal’s beliefs of immortality that are the province of the young. He had felt that we are on a road that has no turns … Continue reading

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The Return Home

It was difficult for Sal to believe that Jack Murphy was actually dead. Somehow he was dead when he was in Rome, but when he returns to America it will all have been a bad dream. Sal had given up … Continue reading

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Jack’s Death

It was a beautiful morning in Rome and Sal had just had coffee at the Piazza Navona, and spent hours reading the paper in the shadow of one of the most beautiful fountains in Europe. As he perused the Herald … Continue reading

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Rome

We had many visitors at the college, and it was not rare for a member of the hierarchy either from the states or Italy to say Mass and then have dinner with the student priests. On one occasion we had … Continue reading

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