To Daniel Gerald Kennedy and Charles J. Lavery, C.S.B. who, as Trustee and President, respectively of St. John Fisher College, suggested ten years ago that I write this account -- these pages are offered as an expression of my admiration and lasting gratitude.
Gerry acted as my editor. Back and forth, Rochester, Houston went various drafts of the opus. In the summer of 1971, I counted seven sessions, two to three hours each, when he and I corrected, reduced the copy to its present form.
Father Lavery was one of the very best students I ever taught, in high school and in college. He is now in his fourteenth year as President of the College -- more than half its life. For his largesse to me in many ways, I am deeply grateful.
Hugh J. Haffey, C.S.B.