SAINT LEO CHRONICLE-REPORTER
A News Report To The Friends Of Saint Leo
Vol. XXXVIII Saint Leo Abbey, Saint Leo, Florida-April 1963 No. 8
College Students adopt captive parish. The parish
of Santa Elvira, Varadero, Matanza, Cuba, has been
spiritually adopted by Lepanto, Catholic action society of
Saint Leo College, in cooperation with the League of
Prayer for the Captive Peoples. The adoption means that
the Saint Leo collegians will offer one Mass and one cor-
porate Communion on a definite date and hour each
month for the captive parish.
Saint Elvira had three Spanish priests, all expelled by
the Communist government. Presently there is one
Canadian Father to take care of 20,000 souls. Three of the
parish's branch chapels have also been taken over by the
Communists. Three parochial grade schools with 500
students and one high school with 250 students are also
now controlled by the Communists.
League of Prayer for the Captive Peoples has been
organized in Florida under the patronage of Our Lady of
Guadalupe, Empress of America. Priests and laity ake
up the membership. The League has three primary objec-
tives: Priests agree to offer one Mass a month for the
peoples who are captives of Communism, if possible on a
specified day. Auxiliaries, religious and laity attend one
Mass a month for and as representatives of peoples of
Captive Nations. Parishes and organizations offer one
Mass and one corporate Communion on a definite date
and hour each month. A parish or organization within the
Captive Countries may be spiritually adopted. In many
instances it will be possible to let them know when the
prayers are being offered for them.
Richard Cardinal Cushing, Most Rev. Ceslaus Sipovic,
exiled Russian, and Very Rev. John P. O'Donnell, rector
of Quigley Seminary, Chicago, comprise the sponsoring
Chairman of the executive committee is Most Rev.
Alfred F. Mendez, C.S.C., Bishop of Arecibo, Puerto
Rico. Other members of the executive committee are
Most Rev. Eduardo Boza Masvidal, head of the Union
of Cubans in Exile, Caracas, Venezuela; Father Cletus
Healy, S.J., Marquette Univ. High School, Wis.; Father
Lamar J. Genovar, pastor of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs,
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Father Arthur J. Hope, C.S.C.,
Notre Dame, Indiana; Brother Bernard Aurentz, O.S.B.,
Saint Leo Abbey, Florida; Sister M. Kathleen, R.S.M.,
Pittsburgh, Pa., and Dr. Natalie E. White, Ft. Lauder-
Pope Pius XII said in November, 1956, "Let the
voice of conscience, civilization and brotherhood be
heard; let the very voice of God, the Creator and
Father of all, be heard, by subordinating, even with
grave sacrifice, every other problem of whatsoever
particular interest, to the primordial and funda-
mental problem of millions of human lives reduced
Previous to this, Pius XII said in 1948, "A people
threatened with an unjust aggression, or already its
victim, may not remain passively indifferent if it
would think and act as befits Christians. All the
more does the solidarity of the family of nations
forbid others to behave as mere spectators in an
attitude of apathetic neutrality."
In emphasing the necessity of the new League, Father
Healy said, "Those who are willing to sacrifice justice are
not worthy of the fruit of justice, which is peace. Our
greatest obstacle to genuine peace in the last two decades
is the calloused willingness of free men to abandon the
captives of Communism to their fate."
A fundamental principle of the League is the action of
priest members leading their flocks in prayer for the
captive flocks who have had their shepherds taken from
them. Information on the League is available at League
of Prayer for Captive Peoples, P. O. Box 8911, Fort
-Rest in God's will but do not fall asleep until He tells you to-
The Most Rev. Archbishop Joseph Patrick Hurley,
D.D., Bishop of Saint Augustine, ordained two monks of
Florida's Benedictine Abbey to the priesthood here in the
Abbey Church, Saturday, March 9 at 9:00 a. m. They
were Father Martin Guiteras, O.S.B., and Father Joseph
The Very Rev. Father Damian DuQuesnay, O.S.B.,
abbey prior, and Father Boniface Meyer, O.S.B., were
assistants to the Archbishop. Masters of Ceremonies were
Father James F. Glecker, pastor of Sacred Heart Church,
Pinellas Park, and Father Leo Schlosser, O.S.B. Assistant
was Father Bernard Dittman, president of Clearwater
Central Catholic High School. Chaplains to the ordinandi
were Father Benedict Weigand, O.S.B., and Father
Robert Velten, O.S.B.
Minor ministers were Frater Francis, O.S.B., and
Frater Gervase, O.S.B., who served as acolytes. Frater
John, O.S.B., and Frater Louis, O.S.B., bore Book and
Bugia. Frater Henry, O.S.B., and Brother Ambrose,
O.S.B., carried the Mitre and Crosier.
Father Martin is the son of Dr. and Mrs. George C.
Guiteras, 929 S.W. 13th St., Gainesville. He graduated
from Saint Leo Prep in 1954, attended St. Bernard Semi-
nary, Ala., for two years, was in the novitiate at Saint
Leo for one year, and pronounced his first vows as a monk
of Saint Leo Abbey, June 22, 1957. He received a B.A. in
philosophy from St. John's University, Collegeville, Minn.
and has studied theology for the past three years at Saint
Leo major seminary. He teaches religion in the prep
school, is assistant coach of the track team and was co-
moderator of the rifle team. He is preparing for a M.A. in
French by summer study at Lavale University, Quebec,
Canada. He was born October 9, 1936 at Governor's
Island, N. Y.
Father Joseph, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen
Houbrick, 220 S. 56th Ave., Holywood, Fla., came to
Saint Leo for a year in the novitiate after graduating Father Malachy Maguire, O.S.B., monk of Glenstal
from St. John's Seminary, Little Rock, Ark., in 1954. He Abbey, Ireland, teaching at Saint Leo Prep., has been
spent one year at St. Bernard Seminary, Ala., where he awarded a National Science Foundation Scholarship for
received a B.A. in philosophy and returned to Saint Leo summer study in physics and math at Temple University,
to study theology for the past three years. He teaches Philadelphia, Pa. This is Father's third scholarship. He
religion in the prep school, is moderator of the rifle team, received one to Fordham in 1961 and one to Temple in
and also moderates a physical education class. He has 1962.
studied for one summer at the University of Florida and is D rk i i i ii -
S cGuy Debrock, instructor in music appreciation, psy-
preparing for an M.S. in biology at the University of inru r i aia i
Sr .. chology, French, and director of the college glee club, has
been selected to appear as a contestant in the first annual
-One billion, two hundred million people can't read or write today- Dimitri Mitropoulos International Music Competition.
Brother Novice Raymund, O.S.B., was received into The 1963 competition for conductors of symphony or-
t hhu O.S. y t i in t a c o chestras is being held in New York City from March 19
the community by Abbot Marion in the abbey church on t A 1 7"
February 19. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alex D. Card, o pri
1The competition is open to conductors throughout the
3635 Lawndale Road, Saginaw, Michigan. He graduated T co on is on to on or through o he
fA world, ranging.from 20 through 35 years of age. The
from St. Thomas Acquinas Parish, conducted by these will beeld at Carnegie Hall in four stages: ear
Franciscans. He worked four years with Firestone Tire sessions will be held at Carnegie Hall in four stages: ear
Franciscans. He worked four years with Firestone Tlire .
nand Rubber Compy and ws to years in the United testing; preliminaries; semi-finals, and finals. The Sym-
andRubber Company and wastwo years phony of the Air orchestra will serve as the official
States Army, in the missile branch of artillery, at Fort Knox, orchestra w ere the
Kentucky and Fort Bliss, Texas. He heard about Saint orchestra for the competition.
S. Required works in the repertoire for the competition
Leo when he picked up an abbey vocation brochure in the will be selection from Mozart, Strauss, ach, Beethoven,
chapel at Fort Bliss. Separated from the service in July, Handel, Haydn, DeBussy, Bartok, Copland, Hindemith,
1962, he spent a week with friends in Jasper, Ala., then and Stravinsky
came on directly to Saint Leo. His parents were a mite The fi hre prize winners will receive appointments
surprised when he wrote Lome from Florida and told them Te first conduto rs to Leonard Bernsteiv e apoitment
he was in a Benedictine monastery. as assistant conductors to Leonard Bernstein of the New
he was in a Benedictine m-onastery. York Philharmonic of the 1963-64 season. Each of the
The third Baccalaureate address of Saint Leo Col- Y P o t 1 -4 s E o
lege will be delivered on April 21, 1963. Commencement three will also receive the Mitropoulos Gold Medal award
lege will be delivered on April 21, 1963. Commencement ^ a ^^ ^ ^ $ QQQ K
speaker on April 30 will be Dr. Vincent Smith, head of the and a cash prize of 5,000.
Philosophy of Science Department, Saint John's Uni- Father Jerome Wisniewski, O.S.B., was honored at
versity, Jamaica, New York. surprise party on Monday evening, March 18, his 78th
Saint Leo was host to the Dade City Ministerial birthday, given by the Confederate Round Table of Dade
Association on March 5. They met in the Father's City and Kap&, Alpha Sigma, southern fraternity of
common room and -had 'inner -with the n- monks in the- Saint Leo College.
refectory. Attending were Rev. Dillard Burrell, Assembly The cultural, social, and patriotic event was held in the
of God, Rev. Thomas Schumaker, Church of God, Rev. library and Crawford Hall. Father Vincent Crawford,
Father John Knapp, St. Mary's Episcopal Church, and O.S.B., Civil War authority, gave the invocation. Mr.
Dr. J. Withers Blake, First Methodist Church. William M. Goza, Clearwater lawyer, director of the
Brother John Stautner, O.S.B., celebrated his 80th Florida Historical Society and member of the Confederate
birthday on March 15, by putting in his usual 4:30 a. m. Round Table, led the group in singing "Happy Birthday,
to 8:30 p. m. day at the Holy Sacrifice, the Divine Office, Father Jerome." Father tried to beat a hasty retreat but
and the carpenter shop. There's nothing unusual about was stopped at the door by a Union foot soldier and es-
this as he has been doing it since 1903 when he made his corted back to his seat by a Confederate corporal.
final vows on Christmas. Brother John was born in Wil- Speaker of the evening was Dr. James W. Covington,
mering, Bavaria, on March 15, 1883. He spent forty Dean of the evening school of the University of Tampa.
years in the kitchen cooking for his confreres, baking His subject was the West Coast of Florida from 1864 to
bread, and cutting meat. For the past twenty years he 1868. Afterward the party went to Crawford Hall for a
has been at the carpenter shop. In those early years, social. Mrs. William Goza baked Father's birthday
Brother John and the rest of the members of the small com- cake and Miss Carmen Herring, sweetheart of Kappa
munity, together with Abbot Charles, would go out every Alpha Sigma fraternity, was hostess. The fraternity pre-
afternoon and grub away at clearing the oak, pine, and sented Father with an honorary membership.
palmetto from the jungle where the monks had made their Distinguished members and guests included Mr. and
primitive home. Mrs. Baynard Kendrick. Mr. Kendrick is author of
The Benedictines, a digest of Dom David Knowles Flames of Time and historical columnist of the Tampa
book made by Saint Leo Abbey, has been selected for Tribune; Miss Margaret Chapman, Special Collections
exhibition at the Second Annual Campus Graphics Exhibi- Librarian of the University of South Florida, executive
tion being held during March at the Library of Ideas in secretary of the Florida Historical Society, and member of
New York and Chicago in cooperation with the American the Hillsborough County Historical Commission; Gerald
Alumni Council and the American College Public Rela- McCabe, Acquisition Librarian, U.S.F.; Louise Ward,
tions Association. In addition to the two exhibits, Serials Librarian, U.S.F.; E. M. Covington, President
another one has been prepared for traveling purposes, of the Confederate Round Table; E. Reinhold Rogers, Jr.,
The Managing Editor of Writer's Digest has for- Chairman of Pinellas County Historical Commission;
warded a check to Brother Bernard, O.S.B., for his poem Dr. Charles Arnade, author, professor at U.S.F., and
Creation which was one of the winners in the magazine's authority in Latin American history; and Frank Laumer,
1962 Poetry Contest. A total of 33 poems received awards Dade City, who has a rare collection of books on the
out of some 2,500 submissions, presidents of the United States.
Dr. Arnade presented Father Jerome with volumes I
and II of The Growth of the American Republic by
Morrison and Commager. Other members and guests
presented Father with five and ten dollar bills (coin of the
realm, not Confederate currency). Mr. Laumer presented
Father with Zack Taylor's Little Army by Edward J.
Visitation of Saint Leo Abbey was March 4, 5, and 6.
Visitators were Rt. Rev. Bede Luibel, O.S.B., and Rt.
Rev. Raphael Heider, O.S.B.
Abbot Bede was born in Memphis, Tennessee, No-
vember 5, 1916. He made vows June 18, 1939, and was
ordained March 18, 1944. He was elected Abbot by his
community on June 10, 1952, confirmation was made June
17, and he was blessed as Abbot of Saint Bernard Abbey,
Saint Bernard, Alabama, on September 9, 1952.
After four years of high school at Saint Bernard, Abbot
Bede went to college there for two years and then entered
the novitiate. After two more years of philosophy, he
received the A. B. degree from Saint Bernard's and con-
tinued on for four years of theology. He attended four
summer sessions at the University of Alabama, doing
graduate work in accounting and commerce. After four
years of summer study at the University of Notre Dame,
he received his M.A. in Education. Saint Vincent Arch-
abbey, Latrobe, Pa., presented Abbot Bede with an hon-
orary Doctor of Divinity in 1954.
Abbot Bede was prefect in the high school, in the semi-
nary, taught accounting in the college, and was appointed
rector of the seminary in 1946. He had to resign in 1952
when he was elected abbot.
Abbot Raphael was born at Marysville, Washington,
August 16, 1903. He made vows July 11, 1925, was or-
dained June 21, 1931, was elected Abbot of Saint Martin
Abbey, Olympia, Washington, on September 1, 1943, and
was blessed the following October 28.
After grammar, high school, and one year of college at
Saint Martin's, Abbot Raphael worked for a year in an
architect's office. He returned to enter the novitiate.
After ordination he received the B.A. degree from the
University of Washington, in 1932. He attended Teacher's
College, Columbia Univ., New York, in 1935-36 and
received the Master of Fine Arts degree.
Abbot Raphael taught art in the high school, prefected,
taught engineering drawing at the college, and was ap-
pointed procurator in 1943. One month later Abbot
Lambert Burton died and Abbot Raphael was elected
abbot. In 1947, '53 and '59 he attended the congress of
abbots at the Benedictine International College of Saint
Anselmo, Rome, Italy.
The purpose of a Visitation is to inquire carefully into
the condition of the religious and of the regular obser-
vance, and to correct and reform whatever, according to
the Rule of Saint Benedict and the statutes of the con-
gregation, appear to need correction; and to inquire into
the financial condition of the monastery.
DEADLINE FOR RESERVATIONS to the Scrip-
ture Institute for Priests is April 10. The Institute,
being held at Saint Leo Abbey from April 15 to 19, is
attracting distinguished scholars and authorities in
the field. It's a rare opportunity to rub shoulders
and get an insight from the best minds on the
subject. Contact Father Benedict, O.S.B., for
-The minute a living things ceases to grow, it begins to deteriorate-
"We will bury you," the threat by the Russian dic-
tator of the Communist tyranny that is gripping our
globe, was unnecessary. We are burying ourselves. The
Russia went Red partly because the United States gave
Trotsky and his co-conspirators funds and safe passage
from New York through the British naval blockade to
Russia, while the German High Command gave Lenin
funds and transportation from Switzerland to Russia.
They joined forces to highjack the Kerensky Republic.
In the 1930's we recognized the conspirators in power
and extended heavy-industry credits. In the 1940's we
gave Stalin $11.2 billion and our approval of his seizure of
15 independent nations and territories.
In Yugoslavia, the U. S. withdrew recognition from
the legal anti-Communist King Peter-Mihailovich govern-
ment and recognized instead the Communist Tito. Tito's
tyranny was cemented by U. S. aid when he received the
largest portion of UNRRA handouts. U. S. aid to Tito,
who always votes against us in the UN, had now totalled
more than $2 billion plus 130 jet fighter planes and a
In Poland, the U. S. withdrew recognition from the
legal anti-Communist government of Mikolajczyk and
gave recognition to the Communist Lublin stooges.
Poland's seat in the UN was kept empty until this be-
trayal was accomplished. Our Ambassador to Poland
Arthur Bliss Lane said that, at a critical time, the U. S.
gave a $90 million loan to Poland which was used to buy
uniforms, boots and weapons for the Communist secret
police to beat a desperately hungry people into submission.
Since then the U. S. has given $500,000,000 in aid, in-
cluding a modern steel plant, to the Red tyrants who
enslave the Polish people.
In Hungary, the U. S. not only refused to send any aid
to the Freedom Fighters who revolted in October, 1956,
but our State Department sent assurances to Khrush-
chev that the U. S. "does not want the frontiers of anti-
Soviet Europe pushed to the USSR's own borders,"
thereby giving the Reds the go-ahead to send Soviet
troops back into Hungary without fear of interference
In China, the Reds were given a tremendous beach-
head when the U. S., by secret agreement at Yalta, gave
them Manchuria, Dairen and Port Arthur. The Chinese
Reds were helped to power by men in our State Depart-
ment who thought the Reds were just agrarian reformers;
and by the cutting off of U. S. aid in order to force Chiang
Kai-shek to form a coalition government with the com-
North Korea was given to the Communists by the
U. S. at the Potsdam Conference, although the Reds had
no legal or moral claim to it.
In Laos, the U. S. withdrew recognition and aid from
the legal anti-Communist government of Prince Boun
Oum, and forced him to go into a Communist-coalition
government which enabled the Communists to take
In Indonesia, the U. S. forced the anti-Communist
Dutch to turn that country over to a former Jap colabo-
rator named Sukarno who turned Communist-collabora-
tor. The U. S. has given Sukarno $700,000,000 including
the weapon he used to smash an anti-Communist rebel-
lion and has used to attack Dutch New Guinea.
In the Congo, the U. S. pressured the anti-Communist
Belgians to evacuate, immediately bestowed diplomatic
recognition on the Communist Lumumba, and invited him
to Washington for a state visit. Since the anti-Com-
munist Congolese overthrew Lumumba, U. S. policy has
been to force the anti-Communists to go into Communist-
coalition government. Senator Thomas Dodd said that if
the Congo goes Communist, "it will not be because of
Soviet intervention but because of the intervention by a
United Nations army, created by American policy and
paid for by American money."
In Angola, the U. S. supported the Communist-incited
attempt to turn this part of Portugal over to the Congo-
based terrorists who committed the March 1961 mas-
sacres. Our delegate in the UN voted for a resolution
calling on the Portuguese immediately to give up Angola,
which has been a part of Portugal for 450 years.
In Morocco, the U. S. forced out the Anti-Communist
French and Spanish and spent $500,000,000 to build some
of the world's greatest airbases. Now we have sur-
rendered these bases and they are used by Soviet-built
In Algeria, a million Christians and 130,000 persons of
Jewish faith face persecution and death from the Com-
munist-armed FLN. Although American arms drove the
Nazies out of Algeria, "opinion subversion" in America
and France has conditioned officials to think that colonial-
ism is worse than Communism.
In Egypt, the U. S. joined the Soviets in supporting
pro-Communist Nassar's seizure of the Suez Canal and
in opposing the effort of England and France to regain
In Cuba, the U. S. withdrew recognition from the legal
anti-Communist government, whose representative had
fought the Reds so hard in the UN, and bestowed it on
the Communist Castro even before he arrived in Havana.
The U. S. helped Castro to power by refusing to allow
shipments to the anti-Communists of arms they had
already paid for, and by allowing military, financial and
propaganda support to flow to Castro directly from the
U. S. Ever since he took over, we have continued to aid
Castro indirectly through the UN and through Soviet
satellites of Eastern Europe.
In British Guiana, the U. S. helped finance the
election of Communist Cheddi Jagan by arranging a loan
through the World Bank. We granted him immediate
diplomatic recognition, invited him to Washington to
entertain him, and promised him $200 million in direct
In Latin America, the U. S. has frequently opposed
the anti-Communists and favored the pro-Communists,
notably in Brazil, Venezuela, Bolivia and Peru.
-Our conscience is our sense of duty of what must be done and
what must not be done-
Princess Catherine Caradja spoke on Life Behind
the Iron Curtain in the Saint Leo theatre on February
4. The Princess was born in Romania in 1893. Her father
kidnapped her at the age of three and put her in an or-
phanage in England under a false name. After her
mother's death in 1906, he put her in a school in France
under her real name. With the help of an aunt, she es-
caped into Romania in 1908 and the courts gave her to her
mother's family. In 1914 she married Prince Caradja. In
,19-t6jhalf her country fell to the Germans. She fled that
part with her children and six months later, at her own
expense, she started a thirty-bed hospital for victims of
typhus. In 1918 she caught the fever and after the Armis-
tice returned to Bucharest.
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Through bitter years of searching for her, her mother
built a foundation for orphans. The motto was: A mother
who lost her child; for children who have lost their
mothers. After her mother's death, her grandmother
took over. When the Princess returned, she headed up the
foundation. For ten years she built up the foundation and
added foster home sections in twelve villages.
She continued this work through the Nazi occupation
and the bombing by the Allies of the Romanian oil re-
fineries. When an American plane crashed on her land,
she helped the crew and over 100 other American fliers in
the POW camp from 1943 to 1944. By this time she had
over 3,000 children in the foundation. She continued to
work for them through the Russian invasion and the suc-
ceeding Red government until 1949. Then the foundation
was taken over by the state organizations and she was
sent packing with only the clothes on her back.
After several attempts, she escaped in 1952. She gave
over 1600 talks in France about Life Behind the Iron
Curtain. Summers in London she talked on the BBC
network. After an earthquake in Algiers, she spent the
winter of 1954-55 organizing child relief. She gave talks
in Algiers and Morocco stressing the persecution in her
counties of all religions, even the Moslem minorities.
Princess Caradja has been here over six years, has
spoken in 48 of the states, and has seen 82 of her boys, the
ex-POW's. A vibrant personality who does not mince
words, she feels that the only real way she can be of ser-
vice to captive countries is to tell the Free World about
conditions behind the Iron Curtain and to encourage
others to protect and defend their precious freedoms.
"I am continually amazed at how well you live ma-
terially," she said, "but I do not envy that. What I envy
is your freedom. The Captive Nations are lost. There is
one last chance of their recovery-by you preserving your
freedom. Remember the lack of Red promises otherwise
you may lack your liberty. There is no coexistence with
Communism. That is just another Red slogan invented to
enslave you." She stated that in her country you cannot
own a telephone unless you're a favorite of the state.
"Even then you cannot use it privately. Someone is
She is deeply concerned that Americans understand the
challenge that Communism presents today. "I am on a
crusade," she said, "and am driven by my sense of urgency
at the growing danger to us all. When you walk back from
a danger, it looms larger. When you walk into it, it be-
-Nothing corrupts purity of character and the lcfty qualities of the
soul more than power-