|Saranne: We are so proud of you, Father. Go
get 'em! S. G.|
Bob: Father Bernard you are
such an inspiration to us all - we appreciate your vim
& vigor. I have donated ($1/yr. for your age; 50
cents for each year since the failed Hungarain
Revolution; 25 cents for each of your yeas at the
Patty: We'll have
the pasta ready! Paul, Patty, Michael, Sara, Luke and
Trish & Steve: Good luck
Father Bernard! I am so proud of you. You are indeed an
inspiration for us all!
Cathy: If you can take 35 teenage boys to Europe for
3 weeks, the boston marathon should be a piece of cake!
Thanks for your dedication to the Seniors this year at
Cistercian. Bless you, the Morgans
Good luck, Fr. Bernard! The Haleys
Father Bernard - Have a great run -we're cheering for
you! The Ericksons
Melinda: Under 5 hours
- no sweat! Good luck!
Janice: Good luck
Fr. Bernard! Janice Hoyt
Meg: Your example
shows our boys that almost any goal can be accomplished
with hard work and discipline. Will is blessed to have
you as his Form Master. Good luck with the run! xoxo,
Meg, Jay, Jack, Kate, and Will
Jennifer: I am right behind you,
Marathon Monk!! Good Luck and God Speed!!Jennifer
Carol: Fr. Bernard, Happy trails!
Gheorghe and Carol
Stephen: Steve and
Ellen: Good luck, Father Bernard. You are an inspiration
to us all.
Sally: Go get 'em, Fr. Bernard!
We're rooting for you! Sally C.
Cistercian Form II boys and parents are proud of their
Form Master, the Marathon Monk!
luck Fr. Bernard!!!
Gregory: Good Luck
Father, we'll see you in Boston! The
Frances: We are with you all the
way! Thank you for being the positive influence you are
to us all. Mike, Frances, Riley & Drew
Gloria: Good luck with the Marathon! Our
thoughts will be with you as you run this race - what an
inspiration! Gloria, George, Philip & Tory
Jennifer: In Honor Of: Fr. Bernard
Marton. In Memory Of:Fr. Henry
Karen: "Be Steady and you will
never fail" Hildegard of Bingen My prayers are with
you... K. Irving,TX
The Wylie Family: Fr.
Bernard: Congratulations and good luck! Run hard and
long. If you need a break along the way, we recommend
Friendly's or Ben and Jerry's for a little ice cream.
God Speed. The Wylies
Bernard - You are amazing! Run with the knowledge that
we are all cheering you on. May the wind be always at
your back! Michelle, Scott, &
Michael: Good luck and hope you have
a good time. Michael Saad
Michael: Way to
go, Fr. Bernard! Good luck and have FUN!! Mike, Carol,
& J.T. Hunter
Jim: I couldn't outrun
you in 1975 and I still can't. Jim Hartnett, Jr.
Evelyn: Fr. Bernard, You are a blessing
and an inspiration to us all! Train extra hard so that
we can enjoy Gundel again this summer- The Sandys
(Kyle,Evelyn,Travis and Caroline)
Although it took the Hungarian Revolution to get you to
Texas....we're certain your dedication and dicipline (
along with everyone praying ), will take you through the
home stretch in Boston and honor your Cistercian family
.Go get 'um , Fr. Bernard! Burk, Elise, Will, Clint,and
Phyllis: You won't have to tell Fr.
Henry about the marathon when you finish because he will
be with you every step of the way. What an inspiration
you are for all of us--especially for your boys. Have a
blast, finish under 5. Blessings,
Dayton: Good luck Fr
David: Fr. Bernard, your
determination and love for life inspires the entire
Bonnie: I'm so
impressed that you are taking on such a challenge! Am
very proud of you, my "older" dear
Alberto: Dear Fr. Bernard good
luck in your race. Have a good Easter. We will be
praying for you, and we are really proud of you. God
Bless. The Martin's
Will: You're an
inspiration! Will Hartnett
jay: Good Luck!
Just out proving how young it is to be 65. Jay
Kevin: Fr. B - Thanks for all you
have done for the school, me, my classmates, all of the
alumni and my son! We are grateful!!
Family: Keep a-goin'and best
|My goal: $12,000 |
|$13,900 raised so far,
Year 2006 shapes up as a monumental year for me! It will
contain numerous anniversaries and milestones in my life. The
first and most frightening for me is that I am turning 65! No,
I am not about to retire; that possibility has not even
crossed my mind. 2006 also commemorates the half-century
anniversary of the 1956 failed Hungarian Revolution that drove
me westward and brought me to Texas and US citizenship. It
will also mark the beginning of my 45th year in the Cistercian
Monastery, Our Lady of Dallas.
And speaking of milestones (or kilometer-stones to be more
precise), let me be very literal: it will be 10 years that I
have begun running, having traversed more than 10,000
kilometers; I am planning to finish my 15th marathon, the
Grand-Daddy of them all, the 110th running of the Boston
Marathon on April 17th. Although I could not qualify on my own
(I am either too slow or not old enough yet), through some
friendly channels I have obtained an entry number for this
For the grueling training I need incentives. Your response
and generous contribution will motivate me and help me achieve
my goals: 1) raise funds for a very worthy project, 2)
memorialize the passing of my brother, Fr. Henry, to eternity,
3) get in shape for another marathon (incidentally to shed
about 20 excess pounds!) 4) run the course in under 5 hours.
Please give me your support, wish me lucků
Your devoted Marathon Monk
Update: First of all, on January 30th I lost my dear
brother, Fr. Henry Marton, O.Cist., who died in my arms.
We buried him on February 7th. With his memory constanty on my
mind I prepared for and ran the Cowtown Marathon in Fort
Worth, TX, on February 25. Thunder and lingthning, rain all
the way through. Posted my worst finish time ever, but did
manage to qualify for the T-Shirt that says "Cowtown
Finisher." Good place to start improving from. - Just found
out that due to flooding in the low lying areas the
course had to be altered and unfortunately also lengthened by
a quarter of a mile. It still may not be much of an excuse.
All the more reason to train diligently for Boston.
After taking it easy for a a few days past Cowtown, I am
back into the full swing of preparation. Usually log about 25
miles a week, except for this last one (we are on Spring
Break) when I did about 35. Plan to do a couple of long ones
around White Rock Lake - 20 miles or so. Should be ready for
Boston. I am proudly wearing my "Cowtown Finisher"
Got my number: 20055. You can check on my progress while
trying to finish on the 17th. This Saturday I will do my
second and last intermdediate-long run, a 20 miler, twice
around White Rock Lake in Dallas.
I did the "long run"--but it was tiresome: high humidity,
rains springkling intermittently. Finished in under four
hours, but with that pace I won't break the 5 hour limit.
Perhaps race conditions and adrenaline will push me to go
faster. Just a couple of weeks now! I don't want to get
Bought a Garmin Forerunner 205. Pretty awesome gadget. It
tracks everything. I really enjoy seeing the map of my runs,
especially when a second lap is somewhat different from the
The deed is done; finished. Not as well as I had hoped, but
still crossed the finish line. While not all objectives met
(specifically two: the under 5 hour bid and shedding the extra
poundage; the two are intricately interrelated) the main
purpose of raising funds and memorializing my brother, Fr.
Henry, have been more than filled. Had a great time! Got lots
of pictures to savor for the rest of my life. Thanks
Accelerated Cure Project team!