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Thursday, August 07, 2008

Fr. Carl Vogel, R.I.P.

"The nuns despaired of Carl and me and offered Perpetual Novenas that God would take us before we were sent to the Penitentiary."
- Fr. Denis E. O’Brien, M.M.



I never met this priest, but references to him are found in many of the sermons of THIS priest. He died on August 6, 2008 after a brief illness. He was 89 years old. Please pray for the repose of the soul of this priest.

4 comments:

Milehimama said...

Can you tell me where you got the bottom illustration? I found a website with the liturgy on it (I think it may have been an Anglican website!) and made Mass books for my littles, but I need to make new ones and don't remember the URL.

Thanks if you can help.

And, I pray that same prayer for my oldest son... Save him, Seminary, it's his only hope!

dadwithnoisykids said...

Milehimama:

I found that image by 'googling' images for the word consecration. It might be easier to just lift it off my blog.

dadwithnoisykids said...

Correction:

google 'consecration latin mass' and look at the images

semperficatholic said...

When Fr. O'Brien passed away, Fr. Vogel got up to say a few things about Fr. O. He said that when they were younger they were traveling from Mexico and Fr. O was so sick with diarrhea that by the time they got to east Texas they had to find a doctor. As they were going through a little town late at night they saw a sign on a fence and so they stopped and knocked on the door. It was late but the doctor let them in and gave Fr. O some medicine etc. and sent him on his way.

At a later date the two priests were going through that little town again and Fr. O'Brien decided he'd better stop and thank the good doctor for helping him. They pulled up in front of the house and the letters behind the doctor's name were DVM. The guy was a Vet and the two priests only found that out on the return trip to thank him. Fr. Vogel thought that was too funny.

Also, when Fr. O used to be visiting his brother and sister in law, Fr. Vogel would call and the house and when Jenni would answer the phone Fr., Vogel would try to disguise his voice and say, "Is this the prison?" Jenni would say, "Hi Fr. Vogel", and hand the phone to Fr. O'Brien. The two priests were very dedicated to their vocations but they had a great sense of humor. I pray that they are both in heaven.

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