Then and Now
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Date Listed: 7/16/03
Kathleen O'Brien †
Indiana University, School of Music
School teacher--pre school and music.
Related to Michael Belgeri--favorite cousin and a Passionist at heart
This website is indeed a labor of love on Steve's part as he says so well. What wonders have become of all of you, touching so many people's lives.....
Well yes....I remember being in a graduate class at IU and being invaded by a pack of rowdy seminarians...I remember staying up all night with Michael at Warrenton, playing the guitar, singing, talking non-stop until the sun came upon the horizon....I remember having cake for breakfast that morning with the pack of you all who were at Warrenton at that time.....I remember the joy each of you communicated, the affection shared among all of you....I remember feeling so good getting to be around many of you and feeling so welcomed as part of Michael...it was an amazing time.
Date Listed: 6/4/2011
Bro. Kevin J. O'Malley, C.P. † (April 16, 1940- May 19, 2011)
From the Chicago Tribune: Brother Kevin J. O'Malley, C.P., 71, died Thursday, May 19, 2011 at Nazareth Home in Louisville, KY. A native of Detroit, MI, he professed his Passionist Vows in 1958. As a religious, Bro. Kevin was a member of the Provincial Council in Chicago and the General Council in Rome. He also generously served as an infirmarian, vocation director and retreat center director. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Winifred McCarthy O'Malley; and brothers, John, Joseph, William and Kenneth (infant) O'Malley. Bro. Kevin is survived by his brothers, Dennis and Fr. Kenneth O'Malley, C.P.; sisters, Mary Theresa Ivers and Patricia Ann Boucher; as well as his Passionist Community. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday, May 23, 2011 at the Passionist Community Chapel in Detroit. Memorial gifts may be made to the Passionist Community, 1924 Newburg Road, Louisville, KY 40205.
Fr. Kenneth O'Malley, brother to Kevin, gave the homily at Bro. Kevin's funeral. Download it here.
Date Listed: 7/7/03 (1/15/2011)
Richard L. O'Malley
1020 Aoloa Place, 204B
Kailua, Hawaii 96734
Bellarmine University, B.A. History 1969; Univ. of Cincinnati, M.S. Theater Arts 1970; Univ. of Kentucky, M. Elem. Ed. 1972; Univ. of Louisville, M.S. Community Development 1975; Creighton University-Omaha, J.D. Law 1978.
Louisville Board of Education, Elementary Teacher 1970-72; Ransdell Realty-real estate agent and home construction 1972-75; Law student 1975-78; Staff Attorney for Jefferson District Public Defender Corporation 1978-1990; Judicial Candidate and private practice 1990-91; staff attorney/prosecutor Jefferson County Attorney's Office 1991-present.
Married 1971 to Mary Catherine Sweat. Four children ages 28 thru 19.
I have the panels in the pictures. Steve Rose and I had to remove them from the basement of St. Agnes when they began to renovate that space. I plan to erect inside my rural cabin (if I ever get it built) on some land I own in Nelson County near Gethsemane Monastery. I still have vivid memories of shaking Thomas Merton's hand as we left the ordination of Dan Walsh in 1967.
It was the best of times and the worst of times...but I would not have missed it for the world.
Date Listed: 2/29/04 (1/15/2011)
Glennon R. Otten † (December 5, 2012)
6959 Colonial Woods Dr, #44
St. Louis, MO 63129
I have been a computer programmer for 26 years, and am teaching seventh graders in our parish PSR.
Wife's name is Debra. She is a physical therapist. Khristian, 20, and Megan, 18, were both second in their high school graduation class. Both were offered several scholarships, and accepted the ones for Truman University, Kirksville, MO. Both take after their father. Kristen went to S. Africa this past summer to do medical things with giraffes, water buffalo, lions, and other impressive sounding animals. I think she will probably settle on teaching college biology. Megan has gone to the January, Pro-Life March for several years, and plans to go this coming year. She has also been involved in several other religion related projects, and has received several awards at various speech and math competition. She is probably going to be a Carmelite.
WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU GUYS ?! YOU ALL LOOK LIKE OLD MEN.
I don't know when I knew that God did not want me to be a priest, but I knew that He wanted me to be a Passionist, at that time, and at that place. For a long time I called that time God's Greatest Gift to me. More recently, I have come to realize that it was just an early chapter. I thought that what we experienced was the same in every seminary. I have tried to tell a few priests about it, and their eyes called me a liar. The only one who understood is a Franciscan who was in Te Zey while I was in Louisville.
I know that I would not have been able to graduate from college if God had not given me the support of the community, but that may be the least significant of His gifts. I never would have learned so much about God, about His love, and about what He wants His church to be. On the other hand, if it were not for that time, it would not hurt so much to see what they are doing to the Church that the Holy Spirit had John build.
Recently I finished reading a biography of St. Therese of Lisieux. I learned that we have a similar sense of humor. During the last days before she died of TB at age 24, she and her three sisters were talking about the superior's refusal to allow the sisters to receive daily Communion. Therese said, "I'll have to take care of that after I die." And she did. Lately, when I am bothered by something that is happening in the church, I have noticed myself saying, "Well, I'll have to take care of that when I become Pope."
† Glennon's obituary (from The St. Louis Post-Dispatch):
Otten, Glennon R. Bud baptized into the hope of Christ's resurrection Wednesday, December 5, 2012. Dear father of Kristen and Megan Otten; former spouse of Debra Otten; dear brother of Elaine (Gerard) Bauer, Jean (James) Timmermann, Janet Dunham and Bernie Otten; uncle, great uncle, cousin and friend. Services: Funeral Mass at St. Simon Catholic Church, 11011 Mueller Rd, Wednesday, December 12, 10 am. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation will be private Tuesday evening. Please contact family for information. KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY SERVICE
Date Listed: 7/8/03
11950 Mays Chapel Rd.
Lutherville, MD 21093
BA, Bellarmine, 1970; MBA, Bellarmine, 1983
Joined the Air Force right after graduation --unfortunately the draft is the only lottery I've ever won. 1974 - Present: a variety of positions with Capital Holding/Providian in Louisville, and now AEGON/Monumental Life in Baltimore. Just a few more years to retirement and then back to Louisville to start whatever my next 'career' may be!
Married Joyce in 1970. We said goodbye to Uncle Sam and settled back in Louisville in 1974. Two married sons, Chris (31) and Tim (28). One two-year old granddaughter--don't remember us ever sitting for an hour and watching our own kids play!
Thanks, Steve, for putting this site together. Many times I have wondered how everyone has traveled through life--I've enjoyed this 'virtual reunion' and look forward to the real one next year.
Remodeling The Barn...white shirts and black tie 'uniforms'...folk masses...the Trailer...summers in Warrenton...Murder in the Cathedral...and group of guys who to this day I still respect and admire!
Brochure, ca. 1960