Think of it: eminent Franciscan scholars die with little notice, but the same-day passing of an identical and unassuming pair of Franciscan grunts attracts international attention.
Sister Margaret Carney, the university president and a Franciscan scholar, gave great thought to the why. Her conclusion: “The twins incarnate something that people have a hunger to know.”
Indeed, twins fascinate. This remembrance of the Reister friar-twins is touching also for the beautiful writing of NYT columnist, Dan Barry.