Religion: Air-Conditioned

The Order of Servants of Mary (Servites) is a Roman Catholic mendicant order, founded in 1233 by seven noble Florentine youths in devotion to the Mother of God, with special reference to her sorrows. There are only 65 Servites in the U. S. In proportion to their numbers, those 65 fathers last week were by far the busiest of any religious order in the land.

Busiest of all was the handsome, dark-haired prior of a Servite community in Chicago, Rev. James R. Keane. Two winters ago, in Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Chicago,...

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