By Richard Penaskovic
Bobby Brown and Richie Blue: a religious Memoir tells the tale of a suite of twins and their specific standpoint on existence. The e-book discusses themes starting from the pre-and post-Vatican II church and spiritual lifestyles, city lifestyles within the Fifties, the antinomies among ethnic teams: the Italians and the Slovaks, and the psyche of twins. each one bankruptcy concludes with a bit known as "Counting Our Blessings," during which the authors replicate upon the non secular classes they've got discovered all through their lives. regardless of demanding situations in the course of youth, the twins relied on one another for emotional survival and discovered to belief in God at an early age.
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As human beings they were well put together, emotionally speaking. They also embodied the basic qualities of Franciscan spirituality: humility, compassion for the downtrodden, generosity, and detachment from material things. These committed men were impressive without trying to be so. Their actions spoke much louder than their words. OTHER SEMINARIANS The minor seminary taught us that wisdom’s lessons are best learned through a wise community of the heart. The entire community at St. Francis Seminary served as God’s instrument in teaching us wisdom.
This capacity, the very opposite of prejudice and bigotry, involved the expansion of the mind and came about in a two-fold way: First, it was the direct consequence of an education in the liberal arts, such as the books we read such as Zenophon’s Anabasis in Greek, Virgil’s Aeneid in Latin, and the plays of Victor Hugo read in French under the watchful eyes of Father Kenan Mc Gowan. Second, the Franciscan friars, particularly Father Gervase, modeled this behavior themselves and we took our cues from them.
Q. tests we both scored the same. Bobby scored higher on the quantitative level, but Richie scored higher in terms of verbal intelligence. The combined scores came out to be the same. Sometimes we received presents both of us could share. On our eighth birthday we received a small, yellow plastic radio bank in which we could store our change. Nowadays most kids would be horrified with such a small gift, particularly one they had to share with their sibling. It was not worth more than a dollar or two, but it had symbolic value for us.
Bobby Brown and Richie Blue: A Spiritual Memoir by Richard Penaskovic