Defrocked Priest Running Shrine

By Berger
The Berger's Beat
October 16, 2013


Touting “great overnight accommodations” and a “pet friendly” atmosphere, San Damiano Shrine in southern Illinois is now running ads in the St. Louis Review, the archdiocesan newspaper. The shrine is run by Robert Vonnahmen, a priest defrocked by the Vatican for sexually abusing several Belleville area children.


Rick Desloge
, son of the late KMOX and St. Louis Business Journal’s Rick Desloge, has teamed up with the Education Theatre Association, while touring in the musical, “Wicked.” At 7 p.m., Nov. 11 at Parkway Central High, he will be featured with his talented g.f. Cassie Okenka, in a one-night benefit for EdTA. It will be followed by a reception. Tix $15 at the door or through Louis. . .Retired Harris Stowe chief Henry Givens and bride, Belma, are headed to Cabo San Lucas for a breather. “I’m writing a book,” said Henry. . .Invites are in the mail for the dedication of the Robert May Hall at St. Louis University at 5 p.m, Nov. 1. The hall is the newest student housing facility at 3227 Locust. A reception will follow. Robert May is a long-time SLU trustee and retired vice-chairman and general counsel of Laser Vision Centers and later TLC Vision. (The two companies merged.)  He’s also  former board chairman of Glen Echo C.C.


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