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The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana July 28 21, Five Benedictine monks to celebrate anniversaries Five Benedictine monks -- one of them an Evansville native -- will celebrate the an- niversary of their vows at St. Meinrad Archabbey July 30. Brother Benedict Barthel, who was born in Evansville Nov. 3, 1919, is one of three men celebrating 50 years as Benedictine monks. He attend- ed Reitz High School two years, before transferring to St. Meiurad and completing his high school education. He made his simple profession of vows Feb. 10, 1939, and his final profession Feb. 10, 1942. His first assignment was in the Abbey blacksmith shop; he has worked at Abbey Press in various jobs, most recently in the sculpture shop, for over 50 years• Others celebrating 50 years as Benedictine monks are Brother Lawrence Shidler and Father Rembert Gehant. Brother Lawrence, a native of Elkhart, Ind., professed simple vows in 1939 and final vows in 1942. He has been a carpenter in the Abbey Carpenter Shop since 1949 after working as assistant to the director of St. Placid Hall. Father Rembert, born in West Brooklyn, Ill., professed simple vows in 1939 and final vows in 1942; he was ordained a priest in 1944. He served as book- keeper at Abbey Press from 1944 to 1970. He was appointed associate pastor at St. Meinrad Church, St. Meinrad, in 1969, and associate pastor of St. Mary's Church, Huntingburg in 1977. Since 1979 he has been the cashier at the St. Meinrad Archabbey business office. Brother Acquinas Schweri and Father Raymond Studzin- ski are celebrating the 25th year of their profession. Brother Acquinas, 75, was born in Louisville, Ky. The World War II veteran professed simple vows in 1963 and final vows in 1964. He has worked as paymaster, in the statuary department of Abbey Press, as Guest House assistant manager, clerk in the Abbey Press Gift Shop and as bookkeeper for the packing plant. He keeps busy these days in the kitchen and making rosaries. Father Raymond, 47, is a announced native of Detroit, Mich. He has orounuurea00mg a bachelor's degree in philosophy from St. Meinrad College, a masters in divinity studies from St. Meinrad School of Theology, a masters in religious studies from In- diana University and a doc- torate from Fordham Universi- ty. He has served as assistant professor of theology at St. Meinrad, as chaplain in Denver, Colo., and as Special Projects Fellow at the Menn- inger Foundation. He currently teaches at Catholic University of America. He is the author of the book, "Spiritual Direction and Midlife Development," and numerous articles and book reviews. Catholic Edition of the Fireside Family Bible New American Bible $49.95 with Revised New Testament Traditional Inspirational Instructional for peace of mind for spiritual guidance for entire family Diocese Development Office to offer seminars on wills Since most adult Americans do not have a will, according to Clements, these programs serve a vital needs in our diocese. "They also introduce the idea of charitable giving through one's will and the many advan- tages that such giving may have for individuals and families•" All wills seminars are from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. local time. Deanery sessions are not limited to members of the parishes in the deanery• Seminars will be held as follows: -- Jasper Deanery, Tuesday, Sept. 19, hosted by the Jasper Knights of Columbus. John Chappell, an attorney, will be See DIOCESE page 8 The diocesan development office of the Diocese of Evansville is offering a series of seminars on wills, scheduled in September and October in each of the deaneries in the diocese. A wills Seminary, as describ- ed by Justin Clemants, diocesan development director, is an op- portunity for people to hear answers to such questions about the need for a will, what happens if a person dies without a will, how much does it cost, and can it be changed. Other questions frequently ask- ed are about inheritance and estate taxes, joint ownership, dividing an estate and trusteeship for children. Washington Nursing Center 254-5117 LOOGOOTEE NURSING CENTER 295-2101 Catholic Services Weekly Medicare -- Veterans -- Medicaid I .... I Funeral H0mes Four HIGHLAND CHAPEL Convenient Locations 8300 FIRST AVE. 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The planned construction begins another phase of growth at the Mater Dei Provincialate, located on the West Side of Evansville. The property on New Harmony Road in ! dudes an administration building for the East Central Province of the Daughters of CharitY, a.u residences. The 200 sisters from the nine-state area of the province will be gathered at the provtn- I cialate for their annual meeting, August 3-6, and will participate in the ceremonies. The Message carried a story on the construction plans of the sisters in the July 21 issue. -- Message Photo by Michelle Girten