Names & Numbers: Musical tribute to a Redemptorist priest

By Catholic Review Staff
The August installment of Names and Numbers includes news of major grants, a musical tribute to a Redemptorist priest, and a leadership post for a familiar School Sister of Notre Dame.
$4.8 million
The federal funding for Baltimore-based Notre Dame Mission Volunteers-Americorps, which was founded by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, as announced earlier this summer by the Corporation for National and Community Service. The funds will support 495 AmeriCorps members tutoring disadvantaged children. U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski honored the program July 22 with a visit to its partnering site at the Living Classrooms East Harbor Campus.


Grant awarded to the Institute of Notre Dame by the France-Merrick Foundation. It is being used in the first phase of a renovation of the school’s auditorium, on state-of-the-art lighting and sound equipment, electrical upgrades, repairs to the balcony and additional cosmetic improvements. The work began in June, and is scheduled for completion before the start of the 2016-17 school year.
The women served last year by Marian House, a transitional housing program serving those overcoming addiction, homelessness and other issues. Maryland First Lady Yumi Hogan visited the facility in Waverly Aug. 1. She is shown with, from left, Peter McIver, deputy director for Marian House; Tere Geckle, its board chairwomen; Katie Allston, executive director; and Meg Montone, director of advancement.

The former seminarians who provided the music for a jubilarian Mass at the Stella Maris Chapel July 9, in tribute to Redemptorist Father Arthur Wendel, who taught and mentored the men in the 1960s and 70s at the order’s minor seminary in North East, Pa. The Mass honored the Redemptorists of the Baltimore Province. According to Jim Seeburger, men came from Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and West Virginia to sing some of the choral pieces they were taught by Father Wendel.

Sons and grandsons of Francis and Janet Kelly, the inaugural recipients of the Calvert Hall College High School President’s Medal, who have attended the boys’ high school in Towson. Their sons are Frank, class of 1982; John, ’83; David, ’85; and Bryan, ’87. Their grandsons include David and Frank, class of 2010; Patrick, ’12; John and Stephen, ’13; Timmy, ’15; Jacob, ’18; and Daniel, ’20. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to Calvert Hall, and will be presented to the couple next spring.

Books written by Angela Alaimo O’Donnell, a former instructor at Loyola University Maryland and parishioner of St. Francis of Assisi in Mayfield, whose “Flannery O’Connor: Fiction Fired by Faith” won first place in the Biography category of the Association of Catholic Publishers’ Excellence in Publishing Awards. The book documents the life of the late fiction writer it was the third prose work by O’Donnell.


Years that School Sister of Notre Dame Charmaine Krohe will minister during her term as new provincial leader for the School Sisters. Sister Charmaine was founder of the St. Ambrose Outreach Center in Park Heights, the first woman to serve as president of the Board of Directors of the St. Vincent de Paul Society for the Archdiocese of Baltimore, and past President of Mother Seton Academy in Baltimore.

Schools Dr. Lindsay Radice served before becoming Director of Campus Ministry and Service at Notre Dame of Maryland University in Baltimore. Radice previously taught at Archbishop Spalding High School in Severn, The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., and Temple University in Philadelphia.

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