Keeping the Faith Alive

Samuel G. Freedman | Mar. 22, 2013 | The New York Times

Brother Norbert Karpfinger '64

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – On a raw and windswept day in this forsaken place, as the rest of the world’s eyes turned to the cardinals assembling amid Vatican grandeur to select a new pope, Brother Norbert Karpfinger sat down to write a letter.

Over the next hour, alone at his table, with his age-spotted hands, Brother Norbert wrote a half-dozen more letters – to a former postulant at the Marianists’ mother house, to the parents of a former student at a Catholic high school in a St. Louis suburb and to several members of the class of 1964 at the University of Notre Dame, where the brother received his master’s degree. 

Read more at The New York Times

 by Daily Domer Staff

Posted In: Features