We owe a debt of gratitude to the fine canine pictured above. 

"Philomen" (General Philomen Schwartz)  is a service animal, a Black lab with thousands of hours of obedience training, currently working with Major Michael Pravetz (MC'66) in the Army Reserves (Officially, he's the unofficial mascot of the 405th Combat Support Hospital).

While playing in the basement, Philomen uncovered an envelope that contained various Mater Christi publications and artifacts from the 60's.  Included was the first Mater Christi Newspaper.  Michael has submitted these treasures to be posted on this site, so we owe him a debt of gratitude also.  He is pictured on the left.  Oh, the gentleman on the right is Col. William Bernfeld.  As far as I know, we don't owe him anything :-)  Click on the photo for a look back at the "Souvenir".