8 June, 2020 – 10 Days Later

8 June, 2020 – 10 Days Later

An event, once described in human words, takes on an air of permanence. Perhaps this is why I’ve hesitated for so long to make a proper chronicle of the events of May 29, 2020. This was the day on which Robert Alois Streveler, known to all and sundry as Fr. Bob,...
Ode To A Dear Friend

Ode To A Dear Friend

I met Fr. Bob Streveler during St. Anthony’s Volunteer Week in the summer of 2015.  I have to admit that I was a little bit intimidated by him.  After all, he had a powerful voice and a confident gait.  And he was probably at least a foot taller than my...
29 May, A Day of Mourning

29 May, A Day of Mourning

There was more beauty in the world at the beginning of this day than at its end. For at the beginning of this day, our beloved housemate, Fr. Bob, was still here with us. But by the time the day had drawn to a close, he had suffered a fall that took his soul home to...
Friday, 15 May, Social Distancing Day the 59th

Friday, 15 May, Social Distancing Day the 59th

Footsteps, footsteps, door opening, door closing, footsteps, footsteps, door opening, vacuum cleaner, door closing, footsteps. The sounds of everyday life go on much as they did before the pandemic entered our lives. Fr. Bob gets his exercise in the corridors of the...