Saturday, 31 December 2011

Circular No 530

Newsletter for alumni of The Abbey School, Mt. St. Benedict, Trinidad and Tobago, W.I.
Caracas, 31 December 2011 No.530
Dear Friends,
The following ALUMNI have left the internet:
John Abraham
Adrian Ache
Terrence Akin
Cedric Coussement
Anthony Boos
Keith Allen
Rene Bermudez
Bernado Bermuez
We at the Circular are worried about their health, can you help to reinstate them so that they may get the newest issues?
Another topic:
A New Year is coming, and with it the 100 anniversary of Mt.St,Benedict, but.......
No news as to the celebrations,
Anybody has an idea as to what shall be done?.
I know, we are months away, but neither the Abbot neither the Association has given clue as to what would be the programme for the celebration.
We at the Association should try at a get together a PLAN, this would be submitted to the ALUMNI at large.
I am sure that the precise anniversary date is not favourable for most, so must start earlier to formulate some ideas.
Maybe a get reunion in CANADA, VENEZUELA, USA and TRINIDAD.
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2011 13:39:40 -0500
Hear-ye--hear ye--let all my knights of Mt. Tabor know:
That I, Sir knight, "bandit", am ready to take on any task entrusted to me.
Sincerely in brotherhood.
"Sir knight bandit"
To all the Knights of "White Stones", Chapter 11 is now Closed.
Attn: The Knight of Calypso/cc.UpperCircles/cc.GrandMasters.
Bandit, we are expecting the ship, on your coast line,
On time, will be in contact, take a look as it passes thru the Keys, then next stop east coast, to the Privateers port,
Will contact you on its arrival. (G#1/Club-Log 11/11/11)..
Glad to inform all that the young Knight Ian, is now on board the ship Abbey.
He is the 4th witness.
Now we may proceed on to Chapter 12, as instructed in the book,"The King of Hearts",
As we open Chapter 12, it is written: We will have members of the Knights of White Stones here, 42 years after the great year 2000, in body and soul, to receive the Virtual Key and Special Rights, to a different dimension, an entrance to another world.
When the Visitor of Peace, who visited our fathers a long time ago and directed them, to send us to that Castle in the Sky, he also said, one day he will return to visit the Witnesses of the Club of Knights, who are now the Keepers of a Rod of Fire, and are now prepared to receive a gift, a life insurance forever, a journey of no return, the entire tribe, to be transported thru a corridor of light, to a new Cosmic Realm, beyond all imagination.
Only once, the dreamer spoke of an Exodus of the Tribe, off this planet, to a space of no time that will reinvent the mind.
To recreate whatever is desired. This is the only one time, did a statement from the Dreamer, be discarded.
It is also recorded that day, the Dreamer was drunk and smoked from Oscar peace pipe, at a carnival fete.
Some still question was there ever a Club? no trace, no records, absolutely nothing was found, they just vanished,
This Invisible Tribe who lived in that Castle on Mt.Tabor.
As written in the book The King Of Hearts, Tales of The Knights of White Stones.
Other books, Writings on the Stones./ Mysteries of the Abbey Castle./Keepers of the Bees./Dutch Enclave./Nuns of Tabor./A Drunk Monk.
Thanking all Knights, for their continued co-operation in all our endeavours to remain an invisible tribe, forever one, sharing our secrets with no one outside of the great circle, as we make this journey, to the best of knowledge in our quest for divine Wisdom.
Long live the Realm, Long live the Mount, Long live the Club.
Best regards to all my brothers, may the sun shine on your faces and the wind on your backs.
Writers of the Knights. Yours Faithfully, Glen Mckoy/NS/Canada.
FROM: Nigel Boos
Monday, December 5, 2011 10:47 AM
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, filled with grace, peace and love.
Sunday, December 25, 2011 3:55 PM
Thanks, Ladislao,
It is published.
What good fortune to find someone with lots of new photos for us to look at.
Hope you are having a peaceful and enjoyable Christmas.
Sunday, December 25, 2011 6:37 PM
Thanks Ladislao.
Hope you are having a good Christmas.
Monday, December 26, 2011 1:57 PM
Thank you, Kazim.
Maggie and I celebrate the Winter Solstice each year just to be different.
The days are lengthening now, and we shall all have more sunshine!!
Keep well.
---------------------------------------------- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, December 26, 2011 2:17 PM
Subject: Christmas Greetings
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
And this shall be a sign unto you.
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men”
Christmas Greetings to you Ladislao, Don and Nigel and all our boys and their family around the world. Have a wonderful time with family and friends. May your days be merry & bright.
Monday, December 26, 2011 10:36 AM
Hi Ladislao;
First of all, a blessed Christmas to you and a very happy New Year.
I think I recently got rid of the article my father wrote, but since it was for the Dutch papers,
I doubt it would be worth publishing.
From what I remember, it presented a brief history for a Dutch audience.
From: ladislao kertesz []
Sent: Saturday, December 24, 2011 6:29 PM
Subject: Re: Articles
Dear Hans,
You should be reading your emails and a few photos in Circular No. 526.
I would like to know if you had any of the articles your father wrote???
I have filed the photos and would appreciate any new ones.
God Bless and Merry Xmas
FROM: Nigel Boos
Thursday, December 29, 2011 12:47 AM
Thanks for this useful bit of information, Richard. Every little helps, and I certainly had never heard of the two Gonsalves boys.
Question: If you joined MSB in 1946, what year did you finish Form 5 and leave?
Was it 1951? I currently have you down for 1949 (that was just a guess!)
Best wishes.
On 2011-12-28, at 6:17 PM, Richard Driver wrote:
Hi Nigel, all the best for 2012.
Going through your latest list of old boys, I don't see Neil & Alexander Gonsalves, they were from Guyana, and we were in Fr LeeSings dorm.
We all started in 1946.
Don't know where they are today.
Regards Richard
Subject: RE: Old Boys From Mt St Benedict
Date: 29 December, 2011 11:59:37 AM EST
I was at the Abbey in circa 1976-1982.
Father Bernard was the Principal then followed Father Vincent, and Father Culbert was the VP.
Then I lived in Toronto and now the US.
Thanks for passing on the info.
Hoping one day I can arrange to attend a re-union.
Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2011 10:17:54 -0500
Certainly, David.
I'm forwarding your email to Capt. Harris, who is today a commercial pilot in Dubai, and hopefully, he'll get in touch with you.
By any chance, were you a student at the Abbey School in Trinidad, at Mt. St. Benedict, and if so, what years did you attend school there?
Good luck.
Nigel Boos
On 2011-12-29, at 8:26 AM, d l wrote:
Good morning Mr. Boos,
I googled my name and came across my name on a list of classmates that Allan Harris put together.
Captain Harris and I were roommates and close friend back in the late 70's and early 80's.
Since we graduated we have not been in touch.
Over the years I have tried finding him.
Could provide to me his email address or forward my email to him so that he has my email address?
David L Quong
On 2011-12-28, at 1:57 PM, Jeremy de Barry wrote:
Hi Nigel,
Long time no see The Snake Man.
Got the eMail with the MSB Old Boys update (XLS file) Will get into that with glee when I get home.
PS: Please update my eMail address with that as attached
(the address is old/off-line; but net tracked, so I get the eMail via the back door.)
Hope you guys are OK; and whoever else may be around; had a good Christmas; and wish you all a + New Year.
May your Gods be with you.
Jeremy (de Barry)
FROM: Nigel Boos
Tuesday, December 27, 2011 11:59 PM
I agree with you, Cornel.
It would be wonderful to have access to Fr. Benedict's archive of photographs.
Perhaps the ASAA Management could appoint someone to approach Fr. Abbot on the matter.
On 2011-12-27, at 8:42 PM, Cornel de Freitas wrote:
Hello Nigel and Glen,
I recently communicated with Kazim and inquired if it would be possible to create an album of photographs of (if possible) of all the years at the The Abbey School.
I know that this sounds like an enormous undertaking
But any journey begins with the first step, or idea; I did not know about any archive of Father Benedict’s pictures,
But I do know that while I was at the Mount He pretty much was the self appointed school photographer.
It would be nice to bounce some ideas around.
Cornel A. de Freitas
MSB 1959-1964
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2011 15:26:52 -0500
Hi Cornel,
So great to hear from you.
I enjoy all the things you share and appreciate you.
Yes, I am the person facilitating the MSB Old Boys website.
Let me know more of your idea.
I am always open to serving, and once all the other major participants know that this a project and I have the okay, sure, why not.
At present I am in New York/New Jersey.
Looking forward to hearing more from you....Kazim
PS. I just read in one of the recent newsletters that Fr Benedict left an archive, but we do not have access to it. The question is how can we get permission to scan the photos on site so the photos remain the property of the holders.
On Tue, Dec 27, 2011 at 12:15 AM, Cornel de Freitas <> wrote:
Hi Kazim,
Thank you for your kind words and well wishes.
Can you tell me, are you the brother that is "running" a website for the MSB Old Boys?
I was entertaining the thought, that if it is possible, can someone or group, find a way of compiling an album of all of the pictures of the ones taken in all of the years during our attendance and time at The Abbey School?
I am sure that that would be quite an undertaking, there has got to be someone that has a collection of a lot of the pictures.
I know that during my time, father Benedict took most all of the pictures and made them available to the boys.
He would number them and you could order them by number every time he posted, for all kinds of occasions and Sport activities.
Like I said, that would probably be quite an undertaking.
Do you reside in Trinidad?
Cornel A. de Freitas
Ladislao Kertesz at
Mount Inside MARCH 1966 page 1
09CG0118CGU, Carlos Guio
55HH0015FAVD, Fr. Abbot Van Duin
61UN0001CLASS1962, Class 1962, check this out

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Circular No 529

Newsletter for alumni of The Abbey School, Mt. St. Benedict, Trinidad and Tobago, W.I.
Caracas, 24 December 2011 No.529
Dear Friends,
I would like to wish to all of you a Merry Xmas, with lots of good things, such as a family dinner, lots of presents, and the spirit of Xmas.


Sunday, December 11, 2011 8:15 AM
To Ladislao, Mount Men and all their families;
Alleluja, Alleluja Christ is born as we celebrate Advent and Jesus’ second coming.
Christ lives within each one of us as we journey through life.
May God bless each one of you and your families.
With love,
George (Yury, Shish)
Friday, December 23, 2011
Feliz Navidad y mis mejores deseos para que con la bendición del Niño Dios se cumplan todos sus anhelos.
Jaime Benazar
Dear Laszlo,
I am very glad to forward you this picture of this little group of alumni from The Abbey School.
My congratulations for the great task you have done about the different memories of our beloved Abbey, it all qualifies as a great piece of work,
I sincerely thank you for it, together with all the other ex-alumni that are willing to give you a hand every time they can.
I haven't been able to be in Caracas, during your several invitations to dinner with our Abbey friends, but please keep sending me the information you usually send (I love it) together with dinner invitations, because I am willing there seeing you soon.
By the way, If we can't see ourselves during this December, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!!!
May God bless you, together with your family.
Miguel Angel Luongo.
Ladislao & Family,
Hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
God bless you and thanks for all the Circulars.
Simon & Monica
Friday, December 23, 2011 8:57 AM
Merry Christmas . . .
As we share this time of Peace, Joy, Goodwill and Happiness, let is remember whose birthday we really celebrate, Jesus, and what he represents.
Spare a Prayer, or more if you can, for those who by circumstance, cannot celebrate. Be that circumstance family matters, financial difficulties, conflict, bereavement etc.
Let that Light, born over 2000 years ago be our guiding star and banish the 4 horsemen of the apocalypse out of our hearts and minds.
Let that Light, born in the humblest of circumstance, over 2000 years ago shine in our thoughts and actions the whole year through.
Merry Christmas . . . .
God’s Blessings . . . .
Chandra R. Teelucksingh
Regional Trade Consultant
6 McSeveney Street, El Dorado,
Trinidad W I
Mobile 868 678 9936
Tuesday, December 20, 2011 3:37 PM
Dear Ladislao,
First of all I would like to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2012 with good health and a lot of happiness.
I would like to thank you once more, also in the name of the other MSB boys, for having had the perseverance, the energy and the dedication to keep us informed about our schoolmates who are scattered around the globe.
I do realize that this job isn’t getting any easier as it is constantly getting harder to dig up something new especially about bygone days.
Please try to keep up the good work as long as you can as I am sure that it has help to revive many old friendships which would have been lost forever if it hadn’t been for these circulars of yours.
With best regards
Friday, December 23, 2011 10:39 AM
Andres (freddy) freites
Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2011 20:58:24 +0000
Dear Ian,
You a Knight to be, I would like to share with you from a page from our book, the year 1985.
Is the way this Club grew, have a wonderful week mi amigo,
best regards.
Subject: Eagle's Eye.
Date: Sun, 19 Jul 2009 22:38:18 +0000
Tales of the Knights from "White Stone", as the legend continues...
If you have never lived, on the magical mountain Tabor, surrounded by all boarders, then the following passages, will have no meaning, no logic and no reason,
If you have seen, and lived in this lost world,
we speak of, Hola, mi amigo, ahi esta.
Abbey School T&T./Old Boys/ Private Club/ members only.
Welcome my brothers,
Reflection from an Eagle's Eye.
As the sun shines down on Mt.Tabor, upon one of her peaks, the "White Crystal Stones" glitters and glows like diamonds. The year is 1985, it’s the last year, the Club will accept a brother as a Knight and the Abbey School, is officially Closed without notice, the past alumni is left in the dark.
Any proper school would have prepared or allowed its past students a place, address or something for connection.
This was not a fly by night operation; this was a well respected institution.
A place all Knights still considers sacred and special.
It seems like, once profits were made, and the business was done, this is all it was for some.
Not so, for others who taught us, and took care of us, and fed us, they knew that we were Knights', and that one day, we would find them and thank them all, as we still walk in the Light, today.
A few past students began little gatherings with boys of their time, these little gatherings spread all over the world, little circles would be formed.
A fire started to burn, as the legend continues, mystery surrounded by silence,
Why? Without closure, the closing of' the greatest boarding school, in the British West-Indies, since 1942-1985.
The Think Tank,
The Intellectual Zoo, of ideas, experiments and inventions, absolute freedom of thought. This Machine a few wise Monks built, from just a dream they all had, as young Monks during the 2nd world war, living in Holland, for they were the first dreamers, but not the last, then came the Knights.
They climbed up to "White Stones" with their feet, but when they left, every single Knight of that Castle in the Sky, from all Boarders, had Wings, they flew away, from the top of "White Stones", and no one knows, if they would ever return.
They left the Mount, they way they found it.
This we know, that a sacred, secret, invisible "Realm", remains in Cyber-Space.
No Knights lives in the Castle anymore, however the Castle lives in all Knights, as written in the book, "The King of Hearts, Reflection of an Eagle's Eye, by the Knight of Dreams 1962, as the power of One, in the power of Now, Long live the Knight, long live the Mount.
The Abbey School, we stand alone, we will protect our own.
Only a few wise Monks knew, that in the passage of time, and with their Wings of freedom, these Knights would wonder all over the world, the knowledge they attained, and the wisdom to be gained.
One Monk said to another, “Do you think they will ever remember?? The Dream of a few wise Monks, the creation of the "Abbey School", what would be the out come, of this creation??
A school of International Standards, well known in its time, these Monks toiled and laboured their entire lives, to achieve their goal, in materializing this dream.
This their offering to their maker, "The Abbey School of Trinidad and Tobago, Mt.St.Benedict, they prayed, that only good and great things may come, from this dream, that became a reality. The Mount.
What may seem like the end of an era, the closing of the school, the end of it all for some.
The Acorn that was planted, the "Abbey School of Trinidad & Tobago, became a big old Oak Tree of a Club, and is more active and alive than ever, the Invisible Tribe, the Imaginary Friends, you had to be there to know, how so true, having the times of your life, yes I am talking to You! A well kept secret, "The Realm of Hope, from the United Time Zone of One, transmitting in the Power Of Now.
Thanking all my brothers for their time, good cheer at all times,
Best regards
Glen McKoy.
FROM: Nigel Boos
Friday, December 30, 2011 5:30 PM
Thanks, Chandra.
And all the best to you and yours as well.
Laz and Kazim ... I'm copying this to you so you can get Chandra's mailing address, for your records.
On 2011-12-30, at 8:44 AM, Chandra Teelucksingh wrote:
This is going to be the best year of your life yet.
2011 is now in the past and let us leave all broken dreams, difficulties, and angers there as well.
We are in the early stages of the second decade of the 21st millennia and as we enter 2012, let us resolve be the change we wish to see.
Jesus didn’t give us the Spirit of fear . . . .
Let us therefore march confidentially into 2012 walking on the path that God has chosen for us, secure in the Faith that wherever His name in invoked, no harm can come to us.
Let us live Jesus’ wish “Love one another as I loved you”.
May the Lord Bless you so abundantly that you may, in turn, be a Blessing unto others.
Our God has not brought us this far to leave us now.
Chandra R. Teelucksingh
Ladislao Kertesz at,
Mount bulletin 6407 page 17
55HH0002EDIMSB, Rear gate of the Monastery.
06AL0012ALAFAM, Andres Larsen and family
04BG2147BGO, Brian Goddard before crossing the Orinoco River