Minnesotan who is Carmelite monk ordained a priest

| November 3, 2010 | 0 Comments

Carmelite Brother Michael Mary of the Trinity was ordained a priest on Oct. 15 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Cheyenne, Wyo., by Denver Bishop James Conley.

Michael Wright (Father Michael Mary) attended Visitation parish in Minneapolis with his parents, Jack and Florence Wright, and his 10 siblings. He became a postulant in 2000 at the Hermitage of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel in Lake Elmo, where Father Daniel Mary of Jesus Crucified was then novice master.

On Oct. 15, 2003, Wright became a novice and co-founder, with Father Daniel Mary, of the Carmelite monastery Immaculate Heart of Mary in Wyoming, which has 19 members.

For more information on the monks, visit http://www.newmountcarmelfoundation.org.

Notable deaths

A memorial Mass was offered Oct. 25 at St. Charles Borromeo in St. Anthony for Marist Father Thomas Dubay, 88, who died Sept. 26 in Maryland. A native of Minneapolis and De La Salle High School graduate, Father Dubay was ordained a Marist priest in 1950. He served as a teacher at several colleges and was in residence at St. Louis, King of France in St. Paul for 10 years. He also was a spiritual director, retreat guide, author and televangelist on EWTN.

Twin Cities philanthropist Henrietta Veronica Schmoll Rauenhorst, 83, died Oct. 13. Her funeral Mass was Oct. 16 at Our Lady of Grace in Edina. She was a St. Catherine University emerita trustee, Convent of the Visitation board member and active member of the Minneapolis League of Catholic Women, St. Thomas Academy Mothers’ Club and the choir at Our Lady of Grace. She and her husband, Gerald Rauenhorst, have been honored by several organizations for their promotion and financial support of Catholic education.

Days noting donors

National Donor Sabbath will be celebrated Nov. 12, 13 and 14. The event was established to dispel any myths about transplant donation and religious beliefs. To learn more about organ donation visit the website http://www.donatelifemn.org.

Pope Benedict XVI, who previously professed that he is a “card-carrying organ donor,” also said that tissue and organ transplants represent a great advance of medical science and a sign of hope for many people. Church teaching states that the gift of organ donation after death is to be encouraged as an expression of generous solidarity.

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