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lUSt 5, 1994 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana ington's Archbishop Borders to be honored William Donald a native of Washing- Ind., will receive the Dis- Alumnus Award St. Meinrad Seminary, Ieinrad, Tuesday, Aug. 9. man who was known as Borders" when he was a and "Uncle Don" to some relatives, retired as p of Baltimore in He had served as the of the newly-formed of Orlando from 1968 1974, when he was ap- nted to his post in Balti- the oldest diocese in the States. archbishop was born in Oct. 9, 1913, the son of the late Thomas and Zel- pha Borders. As a boy, he was known to his classmates as "Bill Borders" according to a story in the Message, April 5, 1974. After attending what was then St. Simon Grade School and Washington Catholic High School, Borders entered St. Meinrad Seminary in 1932. Washington -- and all of what is now the Diocese of Evans- ville m was part of the Diocese of Indianapolis at that time. According to the Message story, {he young seminarian was one of more than 100 sem- inarians dropped by the Dio- cese of Indianapolis, because of a shortage of finances avail- able to pay for seminarians' ed- ucation. Borders, however, was accepted by the Diocese of New Orleans and transferred to a New Orleans seminary in 1936. He was ordained a priest on May 18, 1940. His positions of service to the church included work as an associate pastor in Baton Rouge, La., an army chaplain serving with the 91st Infantry Division in Africa and Italy, chaplain at Louisiana State University, and Rector of St. Joseph Cathedral in Baton Following is a feature in the Message, designed to help together the People of God in southwestern Indiana. are invited to submit information about people may benefit by some extra prayers and attention. Father Eugene Dewig, pastor of Sacred Heart Evansville. Father Dewig has written the following letter, after word his hospital examination and convalescence ap- in this column. "A loving and providential God gave me a clear "wake- call" about noon on July 9. A quick trip to the hospital revealed a "ticker  that was sending out a cry for help. blockage in two arteries was followed by anglo- and some days of convalescence -- and plans to re- arrange my life style. "Meanwhile scores of loving and caring people phoned, wrote and prayers, and a kindly God worked his with the medical pros, and I'm back on the job at Heart. "Please, to all who embraced me with your loving con- tern, thank you, thank you, thank you!" Please send information for PEOPLE WE CARE to Mary Ann Hughes, The Message, P.O. Box Evansville, IN 47724. " MATER DEI HIGH SCHOOL Rouge. He was named as the archbishop expressed his ap- with astute business acumen, First Bishop of Orlando, and preciation "for the formation I said Sister Rosalie Murphy, an ordained as bishop, on June received and for the vocation of archdiocesan official quoted in 15, 1968. the Benedictine priests an a news account. Archbishop Borders told the brothers, who created an at- "Archbishop Borders has St. Meinrad Alumni Newslet- mosphere of excellence in edu- broken ground in transforming ter that he was thankful for cation and formation for priest- the image of the prelate," Sis- the seminary training he re- hood." ter Murphy was quoted as say- ceived: Words of appreciation and ing. "He is more pedestrian "I was ordained long before praise were spoken at the time than presidential, more ple- Vatican Council, and I think Archbishop Borders retired. A beian than patrician, more ac- the formation at St. Meinrad special section of The Catholic cessible than aloof, more dia- helped prepare me and others Review, Baltimore's archdioce- logical than dictatorial. He is for the challenges of that time san newspaper, was dedicated at home with civic, church and and the ongoing education of to coverage of the archbishop's public figures as well as lead- life." retirement testimonial in 1989. ers of collegial bodies; at ease In the Spring 1994 issue of Archbishop Borders had the with children, the marginal- the newsletter, the retired zeal of a missionary combined ized, the broken." Two Benedictine sisters to profess vows at Monastery Immaculate Conception Benedictine Sisters Teresa Gunter and Rachel Neveu will profess their first vows during an evening prayer ceremony at the Monastery Immaculate Conception, Ferdinand, on Sat- urday, Aug. 6. Sister Gunter is from Arkansas. She is the daughter of George and Barbara Perd- zock Gunter and holds a bache- lor's degree in physical educa- tion and recreation for the handicapped from the Univer- sity of Central Arkansas 'in Conway, Ark. She entered the SISTER TERESA GUTNER SISTER RACHEL NEVEU Benedictine community from St. Michael Church, West Memphis, Ark., in 1992. She cal education at St. Helen Benedictine community from began her novitiate year -- a Parish Church and School in St. Anne Church, Woonsocket, year of study and preparation Louisville, Ky. R.I., in 1992, and began her for profession of vows -- on Sister Neveu, from Rhode Is- novitiate year on Aug. 3, 1993. Aug. 3, 1993. land, is the daughter of Roland Prior to her entrance in the Prior to entering the and Constance Boutiette monastery, SisterNeveu was a monastery, Sister Gunter was Neveu. She has a bachelor's youth director and Bible School degree in early childhood edu- teacher in eastern Kentucky. co-chair in Ozark, Ark. After cation from Eastern Commu- After her profession, she will her profession, Sister Gunter nity State University in Rhode be a kindergarten teacher in will begin work as youth min- Island. the parish school at Precious ister and as a teacher of physi- Sister Neveu entered the Blood Church, Jasper. the following position available for St. Meinrad teacher dies after long illness ics, and manager of the semi- nary bookstore at St. Meinrad from 1937 to 1957. He was also known as co-producer and di- rector of many Shakespearean plays. From 1957 to 1978, Father Clement's work included ser- vice as associate pastor of St. Mary Church in Huntingburg and of St. Benedict Church in Evansville, chaplain at St. Joseph Hospital in Hunting- burg, and chaplaincies in Ken. tucky and Oklahoma. From 1978 to 1982, he man- Benedictine Father Clement Score died at St. Meinrad Archabbey July 30 after a long illness. His health had de- clined some years ago, and his last years were spent bedfast in the monastery infirmary. The Funeral Liturgy was celebrated Aug. 2 in the Arch. abbey Church, with burial in the Archabbey Cemetery. Father Clement was known to many priests and seminari- ans as a teacher of English, Public Speaking and Homilet- aged the archabbey's vestry (supplies) and was a regular confessor for the Benedictine Sisters at Monastery Immacu- late Conception. Father Clement was born April 28, 1912, in Louisville, and entered St. Meinrad Semi- nary as a high school freshman in 1925. He began his novitiate in 1932, made his solemn vows in 1936 and was ordained a priest May 30, 1939. He com- pleted theology studies at St. Meinrad and later received a masters in Dramatics from the Catholic University, Washing- ton, D.C. " lhe 1994-95 School Year Principal & Disciplinarian : Must have Computer knowledge and knowledge in scheduling. 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