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named Mother Margaret Georgina Patton, OSB. Dose anyone know anything of her? (I'm hoping she is not a member of one of those loony leftest religious orders)

In case anyone is wondering Gen. George Patton was of Southern background and was Episcopalian on the books but in real life believed in reincarnation.

<style></style>There is a famous stained-glass memorial window commemorating General Patton at the Church of Our Saviour Episcopal in San Gabriel, CA:

http://www.pattonhq.com/church/stainedglass.gif   <style></style> The parish website says: "The main figure is Saint George conquering the dragon. The scales of the dragon are the Nazi swastika. The blanket on the horse has a pattern made up of the insignia of the 4th, 9th, 11th, 13th 14th, and 16th Armored Corps which were under the General's command during his dramatic sweep across war-torn Europe. Saint George's shield is emblazoned with the insignia of the Third Army General's command. In cloud formations, below the figure of Saint George, appear what General Patton considered to be the three main battles of World War II -- Metz, Coblentz and Bastogne. The four important cities of Rennes, Frankfort, Weimar, and Regensburg are shown being released from the stifling clutch of the Nazi dragon's claw."   You can read more at:   http://www.pattonhq.com/church.html   Sorry that I cannot answer your query about the general's granddaughter, Mother Margaret Georgina Patton.
Stefan Wrote:named Mother Margaret Georgina Patton, OSB. Dose anyone know anything of her? (I'm hoping she is not a member of one of those loony leftest religious orders)

She actually lives about 15 miles from where this post is being written. Small world, eh? By way of correction, Mother Margaret Patton is the granddaughter of the World War II general.

If I'm not mistaken the general attended her First Profession of Vows.

Her order is about as traditional as one gets. They chant the Office in Latin throughout the day, along with Mass. The live the authentic Benedictine life (which includes a healthy dose of farm work).

The Bethlehem Abbey of Regina Laudis are something of a local treasure. They often appear on local television. If you're ever up in Connecticut it's surely worth a visit, it's a beautiful, charming, holy place.

Here's their site: http://www.abbeyofreginalaudis.com/
http://www.nytimes.com/2004/06/30/us/gen...tnam%20War

Unfortunately, Credo, it appears that Mother Patton was born too late for her grandfather to see her profess her vows.  Mother Patton's father was still in West Point when her grandfather died in 1945.
Bonifacius Wrote:Unfortunately, Credo, it appears that Mother Patton was born too late for her grandfather to see her profess her vows.  Mother Patton's father was still in West Point when her grandfather died in 1945.

I distinctly remember reading an article several years ago about General Patton - some General Patton - visiting some relatives profession or vows. The author was baffled that the general would have visited.
I like much this quote of Gen. Patton, which fits much the times being:

"IF EVERYBODY IS THINKING ALIKE, NOBODY IS THINKING"
May God continue to bless the vocation of Gen. Patton's granddaughter.
Credo Wrote:
Bonifacius Wrote:Unfortunately, Credo, it appears that Mother Patton was born too late for her grandfather to see her profess her vows.  Mother Patton's father was still in West Point when her grandfather died in 1945.

I distinctly remember reading an article several years ago about General Patton - some General Patton - visiting some relatives profession or vows. The author was baffled that the general would have visited.

Credo and everyone, thanks for the info! [Image: smile.gif]

The General Patton that visited there was probably Mother Patton's dad. Maj Gen. George Patton IV, son of old blood and guts, was a Korean and Vietnam vet who died in 2003ish I believe.

Maso Wrote:I like much this quote of Gen. Patton, which fits much the times being:

"IF EVERYBODY IS THINKING ALIKE, NOBODY IS THINKING"

yeah Gen. Patton and U.S. Marine Gen. Chesty Puller have the coolest quotes[Image: salute.gif]
Credo,

The webpage I linked to explains all.  It is the obituary of Mother Patton's father, who was a general like his pa (as Stefan pointed out).  He died in 2004.
Credo Wrote:
Stefan Wrote:named Mother Margaret Georgina Patton, OSB. Dose anyone know anything of her? (I'm hoping she is not a member of one of those loony leftest religious orders)

She actually lives about 15 miles from where this post is being written. Small world, eh? By way of correction, Mother Margaret Patton is the granddaughter of the World War II general.

If I'm not mistaken the general attended her First Profession of Vows.

Her order is about as traditional as one gets. They chant the Office in Latin throughout the day, along with Mass. The live the authentic Benedictine life (which includes a healthy dose of farm work).

The Bethlehem Abbey of Regina Laudis are something of a local treasure. They often appear on local television. If you're ever up in Connecticut it's surely worth a visit, it's a beautiful, charming, holy place.

Here's their site: http://www.abbeyofreginalaudis.com/

Is this the same Regina Laudis where Mother Dolores Heart (who shared the silver screen with Elvis Presley) resides?
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