Stowe Vermont

Maria von Trapp

Br Joseph Dutton

Fr Benedict Kiely and Yr Blogger

Yesterday I traveled to Stowe, Vermont to lead a parish mission for my friend, fellow blogger (Owl of the Remove) and stalwart Englishman, Fr Benedict Kiely. Fr Kiely is parish priest of Stowe Vermont, at his unusual little Blessed Sacrament Church is built on the site of the birthplace of Brother Joseph Dutton–a Franciscan tertiary who went out to work with St Damien of Molokai. You can read more about him here. Stowe is also famous not only for being one of the premier ski resorts in the country, but also as the home of the Von Trapp family of Sound of Music fame. Maria was instrumental in getting the little church of the Blessed Sacrament built in Stowe, and used to be the choir director. You can just see her taking a choir practice….”Let’s start at the very beginning..a very good place to start…when you read you begin with ABC, when you sing you begin with Do, Re, Mi….

  • Anthony Brett Dawe

    yerya wanna ski go to my homestate…that would beCOLORADOwe also haveedelweiss, edelweissquestion?why is the good Baron Von Trapp in an Austrian NAVAL uniformdans le flic?everybody knows Austria ain't got not navy… but Texas could have one if they wanted one…non?more Totonic babblings…

  • Anneg

    Fr D, Looks beautiful. Wowh, you've really gotten around lately!Anthony, Austria used to have a navy when Trieste was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

  • Paul

    Well I never…I was at school with Ben Kiely!Last I knew, he was one of the Capuchins in Canterbury.

  • Anthony Brett Dawe

    That is somewhat reassuringthat one mere someoneAnnegknows something about historybut with all due respectyou reckon'Fr D' … 'looks beautiful'…. ???(no accountin for taste, but there ya go nonetheless)

  • skilegs

    Please can you ask Benedict Kiely to let me have a contact no for his Mother, Bernadette who was an old friend of mine from the 1960s.Thank you very much. OLIVIA GORDON