Mass and Book Presentation featuring Fr. Robert Pelton
Sunday, October 18, 11:30 Mass,
12:30pm Book presentation, Fitzgerald Center
A presentation of the newly published book, Archbishop Romero and Spiritual Leadership in the Modern World (Lexington Books, 2015), edited by Rev. Robert Pelton, CSC, will be held in the Fitzgerald Center after the 11:30 Mass in the Fitzgerald Center. All are welcome!
Here’s a little background about Fr. Robert Pelton. His life intersected with one of St. A’s past pastor’s, Msgr. Leo Hartke and Notre Dame as portrayed in the following excerpt from the book, The Future of the Our Past: The Rev. Roberto S. Pelton’s Life, Light and Social Vision of Notre Dame in the New Millennium by Robert L. Ball and Kyle Markham, Postword by Rev. Edward Cleary, O.P.
Bob Pelton’s plans, however, changed profoundly during this senior year of high school. It was then that he recognized his calling and began discussing his future vocation with his pastor, Msgr. Leo Hartke of St. Athanasius Roman Catholic Church. Although the monsignor could appreciate Bob's strong attraction to Stanford's academic excellence and its world-class swimming program, he was certain that Bob's vocation could best be served by attending a Catholic university, Msgr. Hartke immediately made inquires on Bob's behalf and worked to expedite what was, by then, a last minute admissions process. Not surprisingly, Bob’s keen intelligence, excellent high school record, and outstanding character brought rapid acceptance from the University of Notre Dame (p. 4).
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