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We are indebted to Kenneth Mortimer (Broome Hall 1948-50), ('sheerenberg 1950-51) for the photos displayed on this page and the next.
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—— Dutch, Joe Thatcher, —— Spiegelmann


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Fr — Master, — Dutch-novice


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Fr — Master ,— Dutch-novice

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Kenneth
at WF Noviciate in s'Heerenberg (Holland)

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Kenneth and Laurice at the wedding held in Ras Baalbek village (1957)

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Preparing for the wedding in the village of Ras Baalbek (1957)

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The wedding at Ras Baalbek (1957)

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Kenneth, Laurice, Ras Baalbek (1957)

"Ras Baalbek, a Greek Catholic village in Lebanon, where our wedding was attended by six White Fathers from the Melkite Junior Seminary at Rayak. The officiating priest was a former student of the White Fathers. As you will see in the photo of the wedding ceremony, this includes crowning. The congregation are all Greek Catholics of the village.
The photo shows the pounding and preparation of bitter coffee for guests."



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Blondel WF, Hilarion Capucci

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By Kenneth,  Novice Master ex-Africa, tortured-violin

"Novice Master Piete Mol had served in Africa and had many stories to tell. He used to play, or rather torture, a violin; the violin was NOT a Stradivarius and Father Mol was NOT Paganini.The caricature I made was for Father Master's feast day.

Coupled with his photo is that of Nol de Ruyter, a real Brabantser Boer,
a kind-hearted massive fellow, whose table manners were not exactly
those dictated by Lady ...'s Book of Etiquette. "


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Portier, —— Blondel, Kenneth and Cappuci

"Concerning St. Anne's, Jerusalem, where the White Fathers taught Greek Catholic (Melkite) students for the priesthood: in 1946 I was serving at RAF HQ Cairo.

After a Zionist bomb killed seventy British soldiers in Jerusalem, I got a transfer there and every evening and weekend went down to St. Anne's, where I was given a room and lent a White Brother habit, as I had already started Philo with the WFs (Doncaster) in England before being called up to the RAF.

In the photo you see the Superior Fr. Portier, Fr. Blondeel, myself and on the right the deacon Hilarion Capucci, later bishop imprisoned by the Israelis on a charge of arms smuggling for the Palestinians.

I may be able to add a photo of him with Father Blondel.
I am sorry Br. David, an English White Brother, was not included.

I keep my affection for all White Fathers and their friends."

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Novices on ice, s'Heerenberg, Gelderland

"Jim McEvoy and a Glaswegian Scot whose name I forget stand at the back. The Dutch kids, who could skate as soon as they could walk, were puzzled to see us British, grown men, desperately trying to keep balance. Even the the Catholic parish priest and Protestant pastor would skate, with a proper air of Jansenist and Calvinist solemnity."