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(source: Owen Gormley)

Owen writes (9th February 2014):

"This is the Fife contingent, I think, who started at St Boswell's in 1936.

My uncle, Owen Bonner, is front right. If it is 1936 it could be the four students listed on the website, i.e. Owen Bonner 1936-1939, John Dewar 1936, John Flanagan 1936 and Daniel Sherry.

The only one I can be sure of is my uncle. Maybe others will recognise the group."





A collection of interesting photos from Tom Dooley (August 2013)

You may remember Tom from his time at St Columba's (1956-58), The Priory (1958-61),
Blacklion (1961-63), Broome Hall, Vals pres Le Puy.
Tom later attended St Mary's Teacher Training College at Strawberry Hill.

(source & narrative: Tom Dooley)

Postcard of Kerlois.

Towards the end of my stay at Blacklion I spent 6 months in a Sanatorium in Dublin.
On my return, Fr Jack Maguire came up with the idea of sending me to the French
house of Philosophy. It was here that my uncle Tom Dooley et al were sent to a prison
near Paris when the house was requisition for R & R for the German U-boat crews.

On the back of the postcard is printed "HENNEBONT (Morbihan), Seminaire de Kerlois"



(source & narrative: Tom Dooley)


Les Philosophes de Kerlois, Spring 1964

(L-R)
Centre, seated, Le Pere Boinot, who later became French Provincial.
3rd row from top, 3rd from right, is Christian (?) who did a 'stage' at The Priory in 1961.
Bottom row, standing, third from the right is me, Tom Dooley.


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(source & narrative: Tom Dooley)

Taking the Habit, Dorking 1964

Here I am pictured with my uncle, Fr Tom Dooley.
Fr Van den Bosch had made it clear that no photos were to be taken with family members.
Fr Tom came along with a camera and asked if he could take photos. "Of course" was the reply.

I never heard any comments from any of my fellow Novices. (?)


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(source & narrative: Tom Dooley)

View of Le Puy.

Left is the cathedral — whose architecture is Arab-influenced.
In the centre is the statue of Our Lady, Notre Dame du Puy.
On the right is the Chapel of St Michel.
Both were built on volcanic "Puys".

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(source & narrative: Tom Dooley)

Closer view of Notre Dame and St Michel.

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(source & narrative: Tom Dooley)

Notre Dame du Puy, built with guns captured from the
Russians in the Crimea war. It is possible to climb up into the crown.



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(source & narrative: Tom Dooley)

A group of 1st Year students at Vals pres Le Puy (Spring 1966)

(L-R)
Tom Hughie (US), Karl--Josef Morthauscher (Germany), Wim Van der Wiel (Netherlands),
Angel Laraya (Spain), Arnaud ? (Belgium and Tom Dooley from Scotland.




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(source & narrative: Tom Dooley)

First Year students in 1967 at the Vals du Puy chepel entrance.

(source & narrative: Tom Dooley)

(L-R)

Top, second left: Bob Johnson
Bram Smit in habit
Bottom right: Wim Van der Wiel
Bottom left: Tom Dooley

Interesting note: in latter years I taught French at Worth School— the
Benedictine school in West Sussex. Bob Johnson's son was one of my students.

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(source & narrative: Tom Dooley)

New Canaan Country Day School CT US

"I taught French and coached Cross-country and Soccer.
As a fall-back before going to the US, I did the FA coaching course.
I did my running at Strawberry Hill — which then (as now) had world-class
athletes. I often wonder what I could have done with some of The Priory
or St Columba's teams, knowing what I have since learned.
It would have been marvelous with all that raw talent."


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(source & narrative: Tom Dooley)

Convent of the Sacred Heart Greenwich CT


(Tom is on the right, above the lady teacher)

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