The Prayerful Mystic; or the Non-Stop Worker

The Prayerful Mystic; or the Non-Stop Worker

THE PRAYERFUL MYSTIC; OR THE NON-STOP WORKER BOTH/AND Few could pin Fr. Al down. At the tortuous moments just prior to his death from Lou Gehrig’s Disease, he belted out whispered commands to those at his bedside: Please remind the Sisters that they must pray three...
“The Boldest Man I Ever Knew”

“The Boldest Man I Ever Knew”

“THE BOLDEST MAN I EVER KNEW” Finally, Monsignor James Golasinski was stumped. Throughout the many conversations he and I shared in 2020 while I researched the life of Venerable Aloysius Schwartz for my biography Priest and Beggar: The Heroic Story of...
Father Knew Best

Father Knew Best

FATHER KNEW BEST Of the countless descriptors that have come Fr. Al’s way over the years, perhaps none has suited him better than Father. On this very day, there remain tens of thousands of students, graduates, and members from the Sisters of Mary that still refer to...
Because of Mary – Fr. Al Reached For Beco’s

Because of Mary – Fr. Al Reached For Beco’s

BECAUSE OF MARY – FR. AL REACHED FOR BECO’S In today’s One 2 One Lenten Journey podcast, Fr. Dan and Kevin discuss the invisible finger of the Blessed Mother’s that throughout Fr. Al’s life seemed to point him in the directionof endless lines of Mariette Beco’s....
The Pastor’s Poor House and Christ Into the Wilderness

The Pastor’s Poor House and Christ Into the Wilderness

THE SHACKS OF OUR LIVES Because our Lenten self-denials often involve a self-amputation of our will, habits and surface pleasures, forty days can seem like four years. Four years. Shortly after his arrival in Korea in 1957, Fr. Al actually made his Lent last four-plus...