|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….