Growing up on the streets of Bedford-Stuyvesant at a time when gun violence was a regular occurrence, Edwing Lachapelle never imagined he would be working on a farm on the grounds of a monastery in Jamaica Estates.
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Only In Print: Respect For Earth Is Passionists’ Mission As Priests Open Thomas Berry Place
Every day is Earth Day for the priests at the Passionists Monastery, where preserving the environment is their year-round commitment.
Only In Print: A Tree Grows (In Queens) To Remember Thomas Berry
Friends of the late Thomas Berry (1914-2009) gathered alongside academics and theologians on the Passionists Monastery grounds in Jamaica Estates on Wednesday, April 20, to dedicate Thomas Berry Place, a newly renovated building named after him.
Bishop’s Law Enforcement Roots Branch Out Again at NYPD Retreat
As some 50 current and retired NYPD officers gathered at the Passionists’ Thomas Berry Place Retreat House in Jamaica, Queens, on March 23, among them was Bishop Robert Brennan.
Beloved Priest Celebrates 45 Years at Jamaica Parish
You can’t spell “theology,” the study of God, without T-H-E-O, as in Father Theo, the beloved and scholarly retired priest in residence at Immaculate Conception, Jamaica, who celebrated his 45th year at the parish with a Mass of thanksgiving on Sept. 15. Father Theophane Cooley, C.P., 91, who’s originally from Dublin, speaks five languages and has taught philosophy and Latin. But perhaps he’s best known as a kind and caring priest.
Father Brislin Was Ordained A Passionist 50 Years Ago
Father Thomas P. Brislin, C.P., rector of the Immaculate Conception Monastery, Jamaica, will celebrate his 50th anniversary of ordination on Sunday, June 23, at St. Ann’s Passionist Basilica, Scranton, Pa. He also will observe the jubilee as part of a communal ceremony at Immaculate Conception Monastery.
Former Miss New York Visits Glendale Academy
This week’s Tablet TALK highlights a former Miss New York State’s visit to a Glendale school, a local fundraiser for a church in Haiti, an upcoming memorial event for Katrina Vetrano and more.
Diocese Welcomes Back Bishop Neil Tiedemann
Brooklyn’s newest auxiliary bishop was welcomed back to the diocese Aug. 4 with a Mass of thanksgiving and reception at the Immaculate Conception Pastoral Center in Douglaston, Queens.
Jornadistas Support Operation Backpack
This week’s Tablet TALK invites readers to the “Care of the Earth and Climate Change” conference and a Sept. 11 memorial concert, highlights the work of Jornadistas this summer, an award for a HeartShare exec and much more.
Passionist Bishop Neil E. Tiedemann Named Auxiliary for Brooklyn, Queens
After eight years serving on the island of Jamaica, Bishop Neil Edward Tiedemann, C.P., says it is “a joy to come home” to the Brooklyn Diocese.