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J. Patrick Rick

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Biography:

J. Patrick Rick joined the Alexian Brothers, a Catholic order of men that operate health facilities, after graduating high school in 1966. However, before he had to make a life-long commitment to the brotherhood and their monastic religious community, Rick left and pursued a family and several varied careers. Over three decades after leaving, he returned to Wisconsin to find his monastery in ruins. Rick decided to make a film, which has now turned into the book, The Abbey & Me.

Books:

Past shows:

'The Exorcist' Case / Murder Hornets

Patrick Rick spoke about the 1949 case of possession that inspired the book and movie, "The Exorcist." Followed by Cheryll Jones interviewing Doug Yanega on 'Murder Hornets' and the dangers of insects. More »

Abbey Stories/ Grief & the Afterlife

In the first half, a former brother in the Alexian Novitiate Monastery in Wisconsin, Patrick Rick, discussed a possession case and exorcism which took place at the original Alexian Brothers Hospital in St. Louis in 1949. In the latter half, grief expert David Kessler... More »

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