Providence College

Faith, Reason, and Baseball: An Interview with Fr. Humbert Kilanowski, O.P.

Fr. Humbert Kilanowski, O.P., is assistant professor of mathematics at Providence College and holds a PhD in Mathematics from Ohio State. His recent publication on polymers in the Journal of Statistical Physics has implications for modeling the behavior of DNA molecules and proteins in solution. Fr. Humbert will be conducting a statistical analysis of the Cape Cod Baseball League this summer and teaching a class on baseball statistics at PC in the Fall.

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The Sling of Faith & Reason

“We’re fortunate enough to have a Catholic school where they say a lot of prayers,” said Providence College coach Nate Leaman. He was referring to the miraculous goal Tom Parisi made against the six-foot-five goalie, which tied up the game with a shot that seemed as improbable as Providence’s road to the Frozen Four. It Read more…

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Frederick Michael Jelly, O.P.

Frederick Michael Jelly, O.P. Birth: June 20, 1927 Profession: September 18, 1950 Ordination: June 8, 1956 Died: April 14, 2000 Frederick William Jelly was born in Bayonne, NJ to Frederick and Margaret (Orrico) Jelly. He attended St. Paul’s Grammar School, Jersey City, Seton Hall Preparatory School, South Orange, NJ, and Seton Hall University, graduating with Read more…

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Francis Leibold, O.P.

Francis Leibold, O.P. Jubilarian Cooperator Brother Born: Oct. 8, 1921 Professed: Mar. 27, 1948 Died: Apr. 5, 2007 On the evening of April 5, 2007, our beloved Cooperator Brother Francis Leibold died quietly at Mohun Hall at St. Mary of the Springs in Columbus, OH, where in his declining years he had received loving care Read more…

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Joseph Bede McGroarty, O.P.

Joseph Bede McGroarty, O.P. Jubilarian Born: May 14, 1917 Professed: Aug. 6, 1940 Ordained: Jun. 6, 1946 Died: Apr. 3, 2007 On the morning of April 3, 2007, Father Joseph Bede McGroarty, O.P., died peacefully in the Lord at the age of 90. His long and fruitful life began on May 14, 1917 in Quincy, Read more…

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Francis Charles Duffy, O.P.

Francis Charles Duffy, O.P. Born:  June 21, 1931 Professed:  August 16, 1954 Ordained:  June 16, 1960 Died:   March 21, 2006 Charlie Duffy began his Dominican life in the Novitiate in 1953, was ordained in 1960, and following one more year of studies, taught at Aquinas High School in Columbus, OH for three years. Then Read more…

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John Peter Gerhard, O.P.

John Peter Gerhard, O.P. Jubilarian Born: February 22, 1923 Professed: October 6, 1947 Ordained: June 5, 1953 Died: March 18, 2005 A native of Providence, RI, John Peter Gerhard was born on February 22, 1923, and following his elementary and high school education, entered Providence College in 1940. He served in the military in Europe Read more…

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Patrick Francis Connolly, O.P.

Patrick Francis Connolly, O.P. Jubilarian Born: Jun. 17, 1922 Professed: Aug. 5, 1946 Ordained: Jun. 12, 1952 Died: Mar. 13, 2007 Father Pat Connolly was a native of the Bronx, NY, and received his early education from the Dominican Sisters of Blauvelt at St. Pius V grade school before moving on to public high schools Read more…

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Robert Dennis Riley, O.P.

Robert Dennis Riley, O.P. Born: Jul. 3, 1926 Professed: Aug. 16, 1954 Ordained: Jun. 16, 1960 Died: Dec. 28, 2006 Father Robert Dennis Riley, O.P., died in George Washington Hospital in Washington, DC, at the age of 80, as the result of a fall and severe head injury from which he never regained consciousness. A Read more…

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Charles Thomas Shannon, O.P.

Charles Thomas Shannon, O.P. Birth: November 25, 1949 Profession: August 18, 1972 Ordination: May 18, 1977 Died: December 26, 1998 Charles Thomas Shannon was born in New York City the son of Patrick J. and Mary E. (Donohue) Shannon. He attended St. Brendan’s Elementary School, Bronx, NY (1954-1963), and Xavier High School, Manhattan, NY, graduating Read more…

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Thomas Marcellus Coskren, O.P.

Thomas Marcellus Coskren, O.P. Born:  November 24, 1933 Professed:  August 16, 1954 Ordained:  June 16, 1960 Died:  December 22, 2003 Thomas Marcellus Coskren, O.P., a Dominican Friar and member of the faculty at Providence College in Providence, RI, died early Monday morning, December 22, 2003, at Mountainview Hospital in Montclair, NJ, where he was being Read more…

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Thomas Finbar Carroll, O.P.

Thomas Finbar Carroll, O.P. Birth: July 11, 1922 Profession: August 26, 1952 Ordination: June 5, 1958 Died: December 8, 1998 Thomas Joseph Carroll was born in New York City the son of Thomas and Bridget (Cunningham) Carroll. From 1929-1937 he attended St. Vincent Ferrer Grammar School and from 1937-1941 Xavier High School both in that Read more…

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