May 30, 2002

Dear Father Thomas McKenna C.M,

I would like to share this document with you because of you position of authority within the Vincentian Community. This letter originally started out as a letter to my family and eventually to Cardinal Keeler in Baltimore and now to you.

I am not looking for anything at all for myself in regards to the contents of this letter. My only intent is to know in my heart that I have done all that is humanly possible to respond to the many Graces from God myself, friends and family have received at Saint Joseph’s in Emmitsburg.

I pray that everyone in a position of authority in this matter will re-evaluate the situation in light of the current events of the world and the church.

Thank you,

R_____ C___