The King’s Royal Road Quest

At 2:00 P.M. on December 15, my long Quest – came to an end! How ironic, for the Quest of ‘Old Lima Bean’ is about to come to an end at the Cosmic Bagel. Alas, he will discover who he is. The same can be said for me – after I did some research for the job application I am going to fill out. I am going to say;

“I have not had a real job since I was eighteen. It was fifty-seven years ago that I dropped out of society! But, I’m back!”

At two, I read a paragraph that has changed my life. Into what – is to be seen – shortly!

“In the meantime, Franciscan friars were fleeing anti-Catholic legislation (the Kulturkampf) in Germany and emigrating to the United States. They came first to minister in the Midwest; from there, they were sent to California to help support the friars at Mission Santa Barbara. These German friars also founded a number of rural and urban parishes in the West, and their efforts flourished.”

Then I found the labyrinth with Mount Diablo in the background! This maze is found at the San Damiano in Danville where I used to go with my father t deliver produce at the Danville Hotel. I read about Jose Figueroa leading a colony from Mexico to the secular Promised Land, replacing the rule of the Franciscan Friars. This is in responce to the Russian colony – and American exploration. I am kin to John Fremont who took Mexico away from – THE MISSION OF THE FRIARS!

The only thing my mother wanted me to be – was a Franciscan Friar! I suspect her mother, Mary Magdalene Rosamond, wanted me to be a Friar. I suspect Mary and her brother, Conrad Wieneke were given instruction to found a Monastery in California. What happened?

Vincent Rosamond Rice

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The Franciscan friars (OFM) in the western United States are part of the Order of Friars Minor, a worldwide Roman Catholic religious community founded by St. Francis in Assisi in 1209. Since its founding in 1915, the Province of St. Barbara is headquartered in Oakland, California and has fostered a broad range of ministries—shepherded by a host of dedicated and often colorful Franciscan friars!

The Province includes many of North America’s oldest Franciscan sites. First arriving in present-day Arizona and New Mexico in 1539, the friars established missions among the Native peoples during the time of the Spanish Empire. When Spain authorized the colonization of California in 1769, St. Junípero Serra, OFM arrived to serve as presidente of new missions founded in Alta California. Serra and his Franciscan successors established twenty-one missions, stretching from San Diego to the San Francisco Bay area, For many generations, they were the primary representatives of the Catholic Church in what is now the western United States.

After Mexican independence from Spain in 1821, the California missions were removed from the friars’ care and secularized in the 1830s. Franciscans thus began to branch out into new ministries and accept new challenges, though they remained at Mission Santa Barbara, the only mission where they have been continually present since its founding.

In the meantime, Franciscan friars were fleeing anti-Catholic legislation (the Kulturkampf) in Germany and emigrating to the United States. They came first to minister in the Midwest; from there, they were sent to California to help support the friars at Mission Santa Barbara. These German friars also founded a number of rural and urban parishes in the West, and their efforts flourished.

In the wake of the Gold Rush (1849), people from all over the world poured into California. The friars responded by embarking on ventures that reflected the needs of the new, burgeoning population by engaging in itinerant preaching to meet the people where they were in addition to their parish work. They were also instrumental in establishing a seminary in Santa Barbara, as well as an orphanage in central California.

The Province of Saint Barbara was formally established as an entity on December 4, 1915. This new Province quickly accepted additional ministries, including Native American mission fields in southern Arizona, New Mexico, and California — sometimes returning to areas first evangelized by friars centuries earlier.

Today Franciscan friars continue working closely with people of every background, ethnicity, and social / economic status in efforts ranging from parishes and retreat centers to extensive outreach programs among the poor and marginalized. Together with the entire Franciscan family, the friars seek to adapt to a rapidly changing world while remaining true to the Gospel and to the legacy of St. Francis.

In 1833, the Mexican Congress passed legislation to secularize the California missions. Acting Mexican president Valentín Gómez Farías, a liberal reformer, appointed José María de Híjar and D. José María Padrés to lead a group of 239 colonists to establish secular control of Alta California. Híjar, a wealthy landowner, was appointed governor to replace Figueroa, and Padrés, an army officer, was appointed military commander. The colonists were farmers and artisans, and were volunteers carefully selected by Farías. His objective was to modernize and strengthen Mexican rule over California, as a bulwark against the growing influence of Russia and the United States.[3]

While the colonists were traveling north to Alta California on two ships, president Antonio López de Santa Anna took full power, and revoked Híjar’s appointment as governor, thereby allowing Figueroa to continue in that post. A horseman traveled for 40 days from Mexico City to Monterey to bring the news to Figueroa.[2] The Morelos arrived in San Diego on 1 September 1833, and La Natalie in Monterey on 25 September. As the horseback courier had preceded them, Híjar learned to his consternation that he had no official powers.[2]

Heather and Eutrophia

Posted on December 26, 2014by Royal Rosamond Press


Around 2:30 P.M. on Christmas Day, I opened my computer and showed Marilyn my post ‘Christmas with Eutrophia’. No sooner did she see the top photo, Mariliyn says;

When my sister Christine was nine, and my sister Vicki, was five, they saw a blue angel standing at the foot of Christine’s bed. I just found this photo of an angel over the head of Mother Dominica, the cousin of my grandmother, Mary Magdalene Rosamond.

And angel appeared above me just before I died. The fight I have with Patrice Hanson, is, she claims the light that surrounded OUR daughter, came from her mother that was like a guardian angel. Wrong! This angel and light comes from the Wieneke family who entered the Order of Saint Francis. That angel guarded MY daughter from the fake father, Randal Delpiano. Why wasn’t there an angel to protect Patrice’s two sons – that I took in to get them away from Randall? This alleged angel-mother did not stop her daughter from bonding with a criminal.

Heather can keep this angel and light, as long as she admits it comes via her real father, and HIS family! The Order is always looking for new members amongst the Wieneke and Starks, because Nuns and Fathers do not produce children. Heather was a candidate – before she was born!

John Gregory Presco

  • Wieneke and StarkTop to bottom: Phillipine Wieneke (Mother Dominica), Anna Marie (Wieneke) Stark, Rose Elizabeth Wieneke (Sister Callistus), Theodore Stark
    • About 1940
  • BurialBurial: Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa, USADubuque, Dubuque, Iowa, USABonding With The SisterhoodPosted on March 25, 2017by Royal Rosamond Press
  • Above is a photo of the Wieneke farm in Iowa. Here Sisters of the Order of Saint Francis were grounded in America after they were forced to flee Germany due to Bismark’s Kulturkampf.  This is a story of how a religious order was helped by an American family who had immigrated from Germany fifty years before. The Wieneke family was given credit for preparing the way for Saint Francis, and, Jesus Christ.
  • They were seen as Saints. night I read this book again, online. I was hoping John Stark would have posted the rest of the book on He has not. I tried to get him to give this book to the Sister’ of Briarcliff. John said the book contained accounts that ranged “from the reidulous to the sublime”. You are going to have to cut and past this to url.file:///C:/Users/jongr/Downloads/Mother%20Mary%20Dominica.pdfPhillipine was a muse to an artist. Her brother studied at Louvain. There is a missing chapter on the “Family Grotto”. I suspect there were sightings here. Please, John, publish the rest of this book!  Members of the Wieneke came in close contact with the Order of Saint Francis that was forced to flee Germany. It appears they were The Keepers of The Miriam Cult. They wanted to spread the Devotion of Mary in America. The Wieneke Family were chosen to be The Messengers. They spoke German in their homes, as did the Sisters. Below is Father John, and his three sisters born from the same womb. My mother wanted me to become a Franciscan Monk. Her mother, Mary Magdalene Rosamond, said I was destined for the church. These are her cousins, and the sibings of Eutropia.The name Philippine is a German. In German the meaning of the name Philippine is: loves horses.There is a scene of the Wienekes taking the Sisters to church in their horse and wagon. This is the opening scene to a movie. I see the rolling hills of golden grass. The camera come closer in this Western secene, and everyone is speaking German. That John Kelly came home severely wonded in his fight with the secular evil in Germany, was very important. These Sisters knew their flock, and shen they did not hear from John and Eutropia, they sent an emisary to Ventura By The Sea. This is a Papal Emisary, as you shall read in my newspaper…………..Royal Rosamond Press.My sisters awoke to see a Blue Angel standing at the foot of their bed. There was a High Mass held in the Wieneke home to honor the dying mother who had given birth to the first American Sisters of the Order of Saint Francis. The term “papal rank” is used. PrescoPresidentCopyright 2017

Wieneke Born In Verl and Detmold Germany

Posted on June 6, 2018 by Royal Rosamond Press

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1 Response to The King’s Royal Road Quest

  1. Reblogged this on Rosamond Press and commented:

    This is applical to the history of Belmont because Stanford is buying the catholic college.

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