March 18th, 2009

Self Absorbed, Detached, Formidable

A friendly reporter at the Youngstown Vindicator was kind enough to run through the newspaper’s microfilm archives and found an obit, as well as a few other articles about Monsignor Kasmirski, formerly of St. Casimir church. This man played a highly significant role in my childhood, and it was exceedingly strange to once again see his humorless face. The most positive memory I have is of him kneeling at his prie dieu every day, reading the Liturgy of the Hours.

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