Brother Raphael Mary (né Wesley T.) Salzillo OP

posted by Mike on August 21st, 2006

One of the secret organizing principles behind Pie and Coffee is that all of the most frequent posters are Caltech alums.

Kaihsu points me to this page about Wesley T. Salzillo, a contemporary of ours at Caltech, who is now the Dominican brother Raphael Mary Salzillo.

Kaihsu knew him at Tech; I did not. Pretty neat nonetheless.

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  1. On August 21, 2006 at 15:25 Adam (Southern California) said:

    Hey, I remember that guy. Didn’t know him very well or anything, but that’s pretty cool. Good to see someone making the journey from fundamentalism to Catholicism instead of the other way around.

  2. On August 24, 2006 at 14:14 Br. Raphael Mary, OP said:

    Hi guys! Kaihsu pointed me to this blog about me. I’m not sure that I fully understand what pie and coffee is about, but it looks pretty cool. Are you aware that the former dean of students Rod Kiwi has converted to Catholicism and is a member of a lay movement associated with my Order called the “Dominican Lay Scholars?” I’m sure they have a web page but I haven’t tried to find it.

    The Dominicans minister at a lot of university campuses. We run the Catholic ministry at Occidental College. My dream is to go back to Tech one day as a priest!

  3. On August 24, 2006 at 15:59 Mike said:

    I’m pleasantly surprised to hear about Rod Kiewiet becoming Catholic. It’s not often I hear about a scientist converting.

  4. On August 25, 2006 at 12:03 Adam (Southern California) said:

    Oh, wow, that’s pretty awesome about the Rod.

  5. On December 3, 2006 at 22:22 Sam & Karen Parker said:

    Hey Wes,

    Remember us? Karen Ellison and Sam Parker from Siuslaw. Now it’s Karen and Sam Parker. I (sam) was messin’ around on the net googling old classmates when I came across you. Drop us a line sometime. It would be interesting to catch-up.

    Sam, Karen, Sophia (yep, we have a 2 yr. old dtr).

  6. On November 28, 2008 at 01:57 Br. Raphael Mary Salzillo said:

    Sam and Karen,

    I’m not normally part of this discussion group but someone I know stumbled over it again and told me you had posted to it! So, I’m responding to your messege (after only two years). Unfortunately you didn’t leave any contact info and your names are just a little bit too common to be able to locate you on the internet. If you see this post, please email me. My address is raphaelmary followed by the “at” symbol and then “alumni” and then “.” and then (I’m trying to avoid getting my email harvested).

    You can also find me on facebook.

    Hope to hear from you someday!

    -Br. Raphael Mary (Wes)