Readers know that my Marienstadt stories are broadly based on my hometown of St. Marys, Pennsylvania. This little documentary was filmed by Penn State last year and provides a nice taste of the town.
In the open segment, my friend Ray Beimel--who often writes for this blog is featured. You will also see my cousin, Odo Valentine, who provided the inspiration for Mathias Winter in The Day the Viaduct Blew Down. You'll get a peek inside the convent, too. I hope you enjoy it.