Wednesday, October 19, 2016

What a Nice Ordination Chalice Looks Like

A native of the tiny town of Silver Lake, a farming community in Minnesota, the Rt. Rev. Mons. Rudolph G. Bandas, Ph.D., Agg. S.T.D. et M. was ordained in 1921.  The chalice was a gift from his family.

He was pastor of the very popular St. Agnes parish in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis until 1969.   

Monsignor Bandas, a renowned Catholic educator and author of many books, was a friend to popes and bishops.  He was in the seminary with Archbishop Fulton Sheen. 

He had been Rector of the St. Paul Seminary, Professor of Sacred Theology at the College of St. Catherine and the College of St. Thomas, Peritus (Expert) at Vatican Council II, Consultor of the Sacred Congregation of Seminaries and Universities and Member of the Roman Pontifical Academy of Theology.

We remember him at Holy Mass every time this chalice is used.  May he rest in peace!

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