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March 8, 1995 | By Ralph Cipriano and Lily Eng, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
Last night, Vietnamese Buddhists set up a makeshift altar at the Baldi Funeral Home in the 1300 block of South Broad Street. They covered it with incense and orange candles and traditional offerings of apples and oranges and bowls of rice, so the monk would not be hungry in his journeys. In the middle, mourners placed a large color photograph of the monk, who looked youthful and holy. Above the portrait was a painting of Buddha. Behind the portraits, the monk, in a saffron-colored robe and orange cap, lay in an open coffin.
NEWS
July 7, 2011
MILAN - A former monk in Italy has been convicted of raping a nun and sentenced to nine years and three months in prison. He vented his rancor outside a southern Italian courthouse.- Television footage following yesterday's verdict showed Fedele Biscelgia yelling "shame" at the nuns after the sentence, and proclaiming his innocence. Prosecutors had requested a lesser term of eight years. The news agency ANSA said that Bisceglia's secretary was convicted and sentenced to six years and three months for participating in the attack.
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March 22, 1995 | by Kurt Heine, Daily News Staff Writer
A homeless man with a rap sheet twice his size told police he butchered the leader of Philadelphia's Vietnamese Buddhists with a filet knife because the monk raped his sister. Police quickly found two problems with Lan Ngoc Nguyen's murder defense: the supposed rape victim is not his sister, but a niece. And the niece told detectives that the monk, Thich Hanh Man, 43, never even came close to making a sexual advance. "The real motive, if there is one, is unknown," said Assistant District Attorney Edward Cameron, who dismissed Nguyen's murder motive as a lie. In a statement to police, Nguyen traced his orgy of violence to a newspaper story about sexual harassment and to the tales of Asian gangsters.
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January 20, 2008 | By David O'Reilly INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In the Buddhist realm of nonbeing, form and color have no names. But here on the earthly plane at 38th and Chestnut Streets, the particles flowing from Losang Samten's "pen" are forming luminous fields of cobalt, rose, celadon and more, where elephants, skeletons, demons and foolish humans play. It's all an illusion, of course. It's the Wheel of Life. And you are its subject. Samten, a Tibetan-born monk, glanced up Thursday afternoon from the mandala of colored sand he is creating in the sanctuary of the Philadelphia Cathedral, seat of the Episcopal Diocese.
NEWS
September 5, 1995 | by Joe Clark, Daily News Staff Writer
For some, it's the first birthday cake they've had in years. For others, it's the first one ever. It doesn't matter. "The Cakeman" always delivers. Mostly on Saturdays. But before Pete Farley began baking birthday cakes, he was "The Breadman. " That was back when he was a monk and in charge of baking up to 10,000 loaves of bread a week. White, whole wheat and raisin - to be sold at supermarkets in the D.C. area. Sayeth The Breadman: "The abbot called me in one day and said, 'I'd like you to be the baker.
NEWS
December 22, 1993 | By Tom Avril, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Standing less than a mile from the throngs of holiday traffic on Route 38, not far from the malls and the scarlet-suited Santas, Father Anselmo Florio is a monk with a motorcycle and a mission. His motorcycle is a big Suzuki, back in his native Italy. His mission, here at the tranquil 97-acre Our Lady of Fatima monastery on Hainesport-Mount Laurel Road, is using his artwork to teach the true meaning of Christmas. A solidly athletic specimen at 66, the Cistercian monk has a softness for swimming, horseback riding and boxing - but prefers to deliver his message with a paintbrush.
NEWS
June 16, 1996 | By Christian Davenport, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
For summer sojourners passing through the Main Line, it offers a glimpse of details they might otherwise miss. For those who live here, it provides a new look at some beautiful scenes they might not have noticed. The photography exhibit of Main Line architecture at the Radnor Hotel on Lancaster Avenue in St. Davids includes scenes of nearby golf courses, monumental arches, skyward towers, crouching gargoyles and the staunch pillars of academia. The hotel, with its wood-paneled barroom, board room, halls and lobby and its piped-in classical music, has become an art gallery of sorts.
NEWS
April 19, 1993 | MICHAEL MERCANTI/ DAILY NEWS
A Cambodian Buddhist monk sprays water on the faithful as members wash Buddha, a ceremony wherein water and perfume are splashed on the statue and on the hands of the monks to symbolize the washing away of the bad and starting anew. The ritual was part of the Cambodian community's weekend celebration of the New Year 2536, which was held at the Palelei Cambodian Buddhist Temple, 240 Greenwich St., South Philadelphia, the scene of a fire March 26 that killed a student monk and destroyed a large section of the temple.
NEWS
July 16, 1999 | by Al Hunter Jr. , Daily News Staff Writer
Mac Gollehon's Smokin' Section "Live at the Blue Note" (Half Note Records) is an interesting mix of straight-out blowing, introspective noodling and rock-tinged riffs. Gollehon is a trumpeter, a Berklee College grad who has recorded with Madonna, Duran Duran, Mick Jagger and Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards of Chic. He also played in avant-garde trumpeter Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy band. And you can hear the styles and influences of those people in "Live. " Gollehon has even included a trumpet and baritone-sax dominated version of Jimi Hendrix's "May This Be Love," and the Cream standard, "Sunshine of Your Love" that starts as a funky party song (with Gollehon throwing in some muted trumpet riffs)
NEWS
July 16, 2015 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
It was with a heavy heart that a Cistercian monk who headed a monastery in a heavily populated South Jersey town prepared last July for a trip to the Casamari Abbey. Up for debate in a cloistered hall just south of Rome was the future of his spiritual community, established 54 years ago on about 120 acres of farmland off a bumpy dirt road in Mount Laurel. The Rev. Lino S. Parente was concerned because he and another monk at Our Lady of Fatima monastery had retired from their longtime jobs of managing and preaching at the adjacent St. John Neumann Roman Catholic Church, leaving only two other monks fully employed at the monastery, recalled James Cattanea, a longtime church deacon and close friend of Parente's.
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January 13, 2016 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Staff Writer
Now this is a Bulletproof Monk. A Buddhist monk who was robbed of his wallet while at a lottery machine inside a South Philly gas station on Jan. 3 chose not to take the path of least resistance and instead chased after and grabbed his assailant, video of the incident shows. Unfortunately, the robber - obviously not familiar with the concept of karma - escaped with the victim's money. Now, police are asking for the public's help in identifying the assailant. According to authorities, the robber was inside a Sunoco Mini Market on Broad Street near Webster when the 61-year-old victim, dressed in an orange robe as is traditional for Buddhist monks, entered the store around 1 p.m. A police spokeswoman confirmed that the victim was a monk.
TRAVEL
September 21, 2015 | By Elizabeth Klare, For The Inquirer
If you visit Munich, Germany, on your European trip, you may see its coat of arms on everything souvenir: a little monk figure holding a beer mug. The name Munich - in German, - is a derived form of "little monk. " Monks of the Benedictine Order operated a monastery and brewery at the place that later became Old Town Munich, first mentioned in 1158. Born and raised in Munich in the state of Bavaria, my husband and I this year observed our 50 years in the United States. As a young couple with a 6-year-old daughter, we embarked on our America adventure in March 1965, with just a promise of a hotel job in Washington, a few suitcases with clothes and necessities, and high anticipation.
NEWS
July 16, 2015 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
It was with a heavy heart that a Cistercian monk who headed a monastery in a heavily populated South Jersey town prepared last July for a trip to the Casamari Abbey. Up for debate in a cloistered hall just south of Rome was the future of his spiritual community, established 54 years ago on about 120 acres of farmland off a bumpy dirt road in Mount Laurel. The Rev. Lino S. Parente was concerned because he and another monk at Our Lady of Fatima monastery had retired from their longtime jobs of managing and preaching at the adjacent St. John Neumann Roman Catholic Church, leaving only two other monks fully employed at the monastery, recalled James Cattanea, a longtime church deacon and close friend of Parente's.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 6, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Imagine being given another human being as your 11th birthday present, as happens to Sarah, the heroine of Sue Monk Kidd's 2014 best-seller, The Invention of Wings . Kidd's fact-based story is about the lives of famed early 19th-century Quaker abolitionist Sarah Grimké and the person she was gifted, her maidservant Handful, an 11-year-old born into slavery. The novel vividly brings to life an era when such an event seemed normal; when slavery was considered natural, even righteous.
NEWS
February 25, 2015 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
IT BROKE Joe Bryson's heart when he couldn't participate in the last New Year's Mummers Parade. As a former captain of the Bryson New Year's Brigade, Joe lived and breathed the exotic culture of Philadelphia Mummery. "New Year's Day was his favorite day," said his daughter, Colleen Judge. "But he was just out of the hospital and the weather was bad. His doctors said he couldn't go. " But Mummers culture is in Bryson blood, and his fellow paraders knew it. So, on the morning of the parade, they gathered outside Joe's house and serenaded him with some favorite Mummer airs.
NEWS
March 11, 2014 | BY DAN GERINGER, Daily News Staff Writer geringd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5961
FRED DILGER was a big-time residential designer in Manhattan and Atlanta when, he said, "You get to the end of the rainbow and you ask, 'Is this all there is?' I wanted something more. " Seven years ago, he found that something. He suddenly gave up his career and all his worldly possessions to become a Franciscan friar in Kensington, living among and feeding the poor. At St. Francis Inn, the core team of Franciscan friars, nuns and lay staff served 151,699 hot meals last year to the neighborhood's most desperately poor men, women and children.
NEWS
September 20, 2013
CRAFT BEER on tap. Filet mignon on the grill. Foie gras in the cooler. Aged Gouda on the cheese board. Yep, they've come a long way since the Vet days. "We did the most horrible tailgates back then, man," said Curt Decker of his Eagles pregame get-together in its nascent years, established well before the 2003 opening of Lincoln Financial Field. In those days, Decker, owner of Nodding Head, and his buddy Peter "Bear" Brett, a sales rep with Stockertown Beverage, would drain plastic Budweiser beer balls and heat up franks on "Lil Smokey" grills so low to the ground that meals often came with a side of spinal conniption.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 12, 2013 | By Ellen Gray
Today on PhillyDailyNews.com : Watch video from some of the summer's best TV shows. JON STEWART'S off directing a movie, HBO's "Game of Thrones" won't be back until next year and the fall TV season's months away. But just because it's summer doesn't mean we're limited to an endless round of "reality" and vaguely generic cop shows from Canada. Not only is John Oliver likely to prove a worthy caretaker for "The Daily Show," but there's plenty of good (and some even great)
TRAVEL
March 18, 2013 | By Rick Steves, For The Inquirer
Long ago, I gave up looking for an untouristy, half-timbered medieval German burg, but recently, I stumbled upon it in the sleepy town of Erfurt. The capital of the German region of Thuringia, Erfurt has history swinging from its eaves. It's most notable as the place where Martin Luther studied and became a monk, essentially planting the roots that set into motion the Protestant Reformation. It's also the rare city in the center of Germany that emerged relatively unscathed from World War II, after which it became stuck in the strange cocoon of East German communism for a half-century.
NEWS
December 14, 2012
THE "WORLD'S BEST BEER" finally comes to America, you're damn straight Jason Johnson is going to get himself a sixpack. By 4:30 a.m. yesterday, the Acme meat cutter was first in line outside a Delaware liquor store, patient but shivering in anticipation of the long-awaited arrival of Westvleteren 12. "Hell, I want to try this beer so much, I was ready to tailgate this motherf-----," said Johnson, 32, of Wilmington. The prayerful monks who brew the strong, dark ale at a Belgian Trappist monastery would no doubt cringe at Johnson's salty language.
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