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2015
Summary:
Bishop Gracida is a former Benedictine Monk. After serving in the Army Air Corps. 303d "Hell's Angels" Bombardment Group as a gunner pilot during WWII, Bishop Gracida trained as an architect. During the war, Bishop Gracida was one of the pilots that flew over and fire bombed Dresden. Following his time in the Army, he had a conversion experience and entered a St Vincent Benedictine monastery. Thanks to his training as an architect, he assisted in the building of the church for the monastery, and later, ran into troubles with his Archabbot over building issues with a dormitory. This soured his relationship with the Archabbot, leading him to becoming a priest in the Archdiocese of Miami, where he served faithfully as a priest for thirteen years, all prior to his being named a bishop of the Roman Catholic Church. In his interview, he discusses his time in the Army Air Corps. He goes on to discuss his conversion experience back to the faith that led him to his vocation. Additionally, he discusses the political entity that is the Catholic Church, and the machinations of the Church. He discusses controversial topics from the death penalty and abortion to sanctuary and a controversy over the singer Madonna and the Pepsi Co. Corporation. He discusses his interactions with Archbishop Coleman Caroll extensively, as well as his time as the first bishop of Pensacola-Tallahassee.
Title: Interview with Rene Henry Gracida.
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Name(s): Gracida, Rene Henry
Makosiej, Michael
Type of Resource: mixed material
Genre: Interviews
Date Created: 2015
Date Issued: 2015
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, FL
Physical Form: mp3
Extent: 03:51:32
Language(s): English
Summary: Bishop Gracida is a former Benedictine Monk. After serving in the Army Air Corps. 303d "Hell's Angels" Bombardment Group as a gunner pilot during WWII, Bishop Gracida trained as an architect. During the war, Bishop Gracida was one of the pilots that flew over and fire bombed Dresden. Following his time in the Army, he had a conversion experience and entered a St Vincent Benedictine monastery. Thanks to his training as an architect, he assisted in the building of the church for the monastery, and later, ran into troubles with his Archabbot over building issues with a dormitory. This soured his relationship with the Archabbot, leading him to becoming a priest in the Archdiocese of Miami, where he served faithfully as a priest for thirteen years, all prior to his being named a bishop of the Roman Catholic Church. In his interview, he discusses his time in the Army Air Corps. He goes on to discuss his conversion experience back to the faith that led him to his vocation. Additionally, he discusses the political entity that is the Catholic Church, and the machinations of the Church. He discusses controversial topics from the death penalty and abortion to sanctuary and a controversy over the singer Madonna and the Pepsi Co. Corporation. He discusses his interactions with Archbishop Coleman Caroll extensively, as well as his time as the first bishop of Pensacola-Tallahassee.
Identifier: FA00007875_a (IID)
Subject(s): Oral histories --Florida
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fau/fd/FA00007875_a
Use and Reproduction: http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/NoC-US/1.0/
Host Institution: FAU
Title: Interview with Rene Henry Gracida.
Name(s): Gracida, Rene Henry
Makosiej, Michael
Type of Resource: mixed material
Genre: Interviews
Date Created: 2015
Date Issued: 2015
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, FL
Physical Form: pdf/mp3
Extent: 154 p. : 03:51:32
Language(s): English
Summary: Bishop Gracida is a former Benedictine Monk. After serving in the Army Air Corps. 303d "Hell's Angels" Bombardment Group as a gunner pilot during WWII, Bishop Gracida trained as an architect. During the war, Bishop Gracida was one of the pilots that flew over and fire bombed Dresden. Following his time in the Army, he had a conversion experience and entered a St Vincent Benedictine monastery. Thanks to his training as an architect, he assisted in the building of the church for the monastery, and later, ran into troubles with his Archabbot over building issues with a dormitory. This soured his relationship with the Archabbot, leading him to becoming a priest in the Archdiocese of Miami, where he served faithfully as a priest for thirteen years, all prior to his being named a bishop of the Roman Catholic Church. In his interview, he discusses his time in the Army Air Corps. He goes on to discuss his conversion experience back to the faith that led him to his vocation. Additionally, he discusses the political entity that is the Catholic Church, and the machinations of the Church. He discusses controversial topics from the death penalty and abortion to sanctuary and a controversy over the singer Madonna and the Pepsi Co. Corporation. He discusses his interactions with Archbishop Coleman Caroll extensively, as well as his time as the first bishop of Pensacola-Tallahassee.
Identifier: FA00007875_p (IID)
Subject(s): Oral histories --Florida
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fau/fd/FA00007875_p
Use and Reproduction: http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/NoC-US/1.0/
Host Institution: FAU