A tribute to Don Mohr
Don Mohr (above left) drinks from the Natural Fountain near Rome's Forum Oct. 22, 2010.
Don Mohr (above right and below) at the Papal Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi in Italy Oct. 28, 2010 with his wife,
Pat (red hat,) and Madonna Gauthreaux (blue scarf) and Don and Carol Dodson. The photo was taken by Madonna's
daughter, Morgan Gauthreaux.
Wikipedia: "The Papal Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Order of Friars Minor
— commonly known as the Franciscan Order—in Assisi, Italy, the city where St. Francis was born and died. The basilica,
which was begun in 1228, is built into the side of a hill and comprises two churches known as the Upper Church and
the Lower Church, and a crypt where the remains of the saint are interred. The interior of the Upper Church is an
important early example of the Gothic style in Italy. The Upper and Lower Churches are decorated with frescoes
by numerous late medieval painters from the Roman and Tuscan schools, and include works by Cimabue, Giotto,
Simone Martini, Pietro Lorenzetti and possibly Pietro Cavallini. The range and quality of the works gives the basilica
a unique importance in demonstrating the development of Italian art of this period."
Neal Jones thanks Don Mohr for his leadership on the
building and grounds renovations as part of the
recognitions delivered as the work was commemorated
June 17, 2012. [Click photo to hear audio]
Paulette Cunningham, Melanie Baker and Don Mohr work on the
Obama campaign at the S.C. Democratic headquarters Oct. 31, 2008.
I met Don when he came in to volunteer for the campaign around August.
He became part of our "data team." -- Jim DuPlessis
This is a section of "out-takes" from video I was shooting in preparation for the building and grounds dedication
June 17, 2012. It's the only "candid" video I think I have of Don Mohr. All the video was shot Saturday, June 9,
except the opening and closing shots, which I did June 10 when I had a tripod. -- Jim DuPlessis
"Good King Wenceslas" (Don Mohr) and his entourage at the UUCC holiday pageant Dec. 19, 2010
(photos by Fran O'Toole).
Wenceslas, according to Wikipedia, braves harsh winter weather to give alms to a poor peasant on the Feast of Stephen (the second day of Christmas,
December 26). During the journey, his page is about to give up the struggle against the cold weather, but is enabled to continue by following the king's
footprints, step for step, through the deep snow. The legend is based on the life of the historical Saint Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia (907–935).
The Czech form of the name is (Svatý) Václav. The chronicler Cosmas of Prague, writing in about the year 1119, states:
"But his deeds I think you know better than I could tell you; for, as is read in his Passion, no one doubts that, rising every night from his noble bed,
with bare feet and only one chamberlain, he went around to God’s churches and gave alms generously to widows, orphans, those in prison and afflicted
by every difficulty, so much so that he was considered, not a prince, but the father of all the wretched."
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