Our beloved Richard Kieninger, Emissary of the
Brotherhoods, went through transition on the twenty-sixth of March, 2002, after
an extended illness. Friends and supporters of Richard shared memories and celebrated
his life at a memorial gathering on the fourteenth of April, 2002.
Richard worked his entire adult life for the
improvement of the human condition. He had recently completed a fellowship hall
which he named the Dell. He felt strongly that a special place where members and
visitors could gather would provide an environment necessary for the next step in our growth both as
individuals and as a community. He wanted us to spend more time just being
together so that we might learn, more deeply, the ways of love and brotherhood.
Richard's daily input will be greatly missed as we
continue growing into our part of the Great Plan of the Brotherhoods. We are finding
that he has prepared us well over the past few years to continue this work and
we look forward to welcoming a greater number of people into the Adelphi family.