Interview with Ramon Gaitan

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Interview with Reverend Ramon Gaitan about his life and experience as a Catholic priest and prior of the St. Augustine monastery in Kansas City, Kansas. He discusses his family and childhood in Texas, his recollections of his siblings' service in World War II, participating in the Boy Scouts, and his path to the priesthood. He recounts his religious education, his experiences with church communities in Kansas City and Topeka, and ultimately becoming the prior of the monastery.

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This project was funded in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library.
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Hispanic Oral History Collection, SC69-1,

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