What a treasure the Latin Mass Magazine has been to all of our family. All the country mourns this great man.
Without knowing him, I loved him. I read him in the Latin Mass and heard his introductions to various speakers on the Keep the Faith website. The joy in his voice struck me. God bless John Blewett.
Grandson Patrick DeTar from Idaho
I remember him from my student days at Thomas Aquinas College. His natural friendliness, outgoing spirit, and solid character impressed me. I will always remember John Blewett with appreciation. My prayers for him, and his family. May he enjoy the vision of God, and may God bless, comfort, and strengthen the Blewett family.
as a Latin Mass subscriber, my condolences to the Blewett family. John labored mightily in the service of God and his efforts are deeply appreciated by all of us.
Dear Friends and Loved Ones,
On behalf of my mother Barbara Blewett and my entire family, I thank you for your kind remembrances of my father and the numerous Masses and prayers you have offered for the repose of his soul. There is no greater consolation than the love of friends, united with us in our loss and in our great Faith. We, in turn, pray for every one of you. God's blessings upon you! Katie Masteller
Peter, John and I remember meeting your father--his keen intelligence and vigor. We were so sorry to hear of his death, but what an amazing life!
With deep appreciation for John's long-standing and faithful contributions to the life of the Catholic Church, especially his editorship of "The Latin Mass" in recent years. Holy Mass in the traditional Latin rite will be offered for the repose of his soul soon at the high altar of historic St. Mary of Victories Chapel in St. Louis.
Fr. Brian Harrison, O.S.
Chaplain, St. Mary of Victories
Thank you for my blue eyes, Grandpa!
To all the Palm Drive Blewett Kids, Your dad was a giant! His presence in a room was commanding and usually brought with it great laughter! We all are lucky and are called to celebrate that we have had such great and loving parents!
Rest in the full and lasting peace of Christ Jesus, our Most Holy Redeemer.
What a grand embrace we all had as children of the Palm Drive, Piedmont neighborhood kiddos! The Blewett Family was one of the favorite homes to visit as kids growing up in a location where it was safe, fun and full of visiting each others houses knowing the parental embrace would include cookies, direction, oversight and guidelines which kept us fortified thru those growing years! The Blewett House was guided by a father and mother whom we all loved, respected and looked forward to be greeted by... I feel so blessed to have known your Patriarch and your Great Mother, and blessed to have been as a welcomed little one in you household, Always! I remember a few lessons he shared with me, and, I was thankful for his kind leadership and advise as a little one embraced by his leadership... My Heart to you all in this earthly loss... Papa John lives in all of us.. but especially in YOU.. My Condolences to the family. My rejoice in knowing that we shall all be reunited in the ever-after.. And, we know, He shall look upon you and be with YOU ALL everyday until then.. xo H.
John was the most energetic and principled man I had the privilidge to work with at Kaiser on Los Angeles. My fondest memory was when had a TV brought to the ofgice so we could watch playoff vs Yankees in the Red Sox Condolences and best wishes to Barbara and the family Jim Donovan.
What an incredible person and legacy. Grandpa, you'll be missed and may we meet again.
To the BLEWETT FAMILY:
Please know of our sincere prayerful sympathy on the passing of "Latin Mass Magazine" editor and longtime Roman Catholic advocate JOHN W. BLEWETT.
JOHN set the pace for many of us with his ardent defense and promotion of the LATIN MASS in national and international Catholic venues--and his dedicated support was pivotal for the restoration of the Latin Liturgy in the mainstream Roman Catholic Church when the Ecclesia Dei motu proprio was implemented with some success in the United States and elsewhere in North America.(His journalistic efforts and advocacy greatly contributed to this success).
JOHN's steadfast advocacy of the Latin Mass and Liturgy helped promote its positive resurgence in the worldwide Roman Catholic Church among clergy and lay supporters alike--as well as offering a reasoned defense to other Catholic and non-Catholic publics that had limited knowledge of this liturgical sphere.
He will truly be missed by many of us who value the Latin Mass in the Roman Catholic Church worldwide in both the Ordinary and Extraordinary forms.
I will be privileged to offer a "Novus Ordo" Latin Mass for JOHN's happy repose at our regular Sunday "Novus Ordo" Latin Mass at HISTORIC ST. MARY of VICTORIES CHURCH in St. Louis, MO, founded in 1843.
Old St. Mary's is the home of the "Novus Ordo" Latin Mass in the City and the Archdiocese of St. Louis. Our beautiful and historic church, listed on the National Registe rof Historic Places, regularly offers this form of the Latin Mass to the Catholic faithful in this region of the Midwest.
May God Grant Eternal Rest to JOHN, and may he be in the good company of the Angels and Saints in Heaven! Our parishioners, supporters and I will remember him in our prayers. REQUIESCAT in PACE, JOHN W. BLEWETT.
Sincerely in Our Lord,
REV. BRIAN HARRISON, O.S.
HISTORIC ST. MARY of VICTORIES
ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
St. Louis, MO
You were the best gramps ever. Thanks for everything!
Yes, dear Mrs. Blewett and Family, Susie and I & the Lloyd Children shall not forget Good John, foremost in our prayers. We are all the richer, the saner in Faith for having known him, having received from the abundance of his merits & goodness in Christ. My Dad was especially deeply saddened by the news of John's transitus. We shall ask our missionary Priest-friends to remember John at the Altar.
What a good man. I met him through our work on The Latin Mass Magazine. He was a joy to be with - a very kind and happy soul. He is in our family's prayers.
To Barb and the rest of the Blewett clan, so sorry to hear the news that John has been called back Home. I have great memories of sharing Thanksgiving dinners with the Blewett family and the basketball games that John, my son Kevin and I would enjoy in our "younger" days. I look forward to meeting him some day behind the Pearly Gates for another hoops game! May God Bless all the Blewett's.
Dear Barbara; John was always ready with a joke and full of life. A true friend. I know what it means to have half of you move on. We can only pray that we meet up with them in heaven.
If you ever need help with home maintenance please don't hesitate to call on me.
Love and Prayers
Dear Mrs Blewett, Carrie and All- I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Mr. Blewett was always so nice to all of us little kids back in the day. I have many fond memories of him and your whole family. Camping. Mission Beach. Good times. My thoughts are with you all as are my prayers for strength and peace during this difficult transition. I know he will be missed terribly. Any and all Blewetts should stop by and visit George and Phyllis whenever you are in town. They would like that.
The Washington State Veterans Cemetery extend our deepest sympathies to the family of John W. Blewett for your loss, to honor his service to our country and our patriotic hero.
Dear Barbara and to all the Blewett family,
Please know I am thinking of all of you today, you are in my prayers. John was such a wonderful and accomplished man. He will be dearly missed in all of our extended family. A seed has been planted in our hearts to watch grow and blossom into etenal precious memories of him. God bless his soul and all of you. My Love to you all, Kathleen Evans Eagle River Wi
John Blewett stands out as someone who made an effort to make me feel welcome when we moved to Santa Paula. My husband played basketball with him, but I remember him most for coming to his grandsons' basketball & baseball games to cheer for them (and our sons). May God bless him and our prayers are for his soul and for the comfort of his family.
To the Blewett Family, His heart still lives within you and his teachings will never be forgotten.His soul is with The Lord for eternity. Because of him,he left this world a better place.
Our sympathy to you and the family.
The Ameen Family
Always enjoyed conversing with John, a lovely man… condolences to his family that he held so dear.
We loved John's warmth and humor. He embodied that which is good on this earth. We pray for Barbara and the entire family. Thanks for fighting the good fight.
John Blewett gave me my first Latin-English Missal a few years ago when I wrote him a letter as a subscriber of Latin Mass magazine asking him where I could buy one. A truly generous man with great love of the Church and the Latin Mass. God Bless you sir and my condolences to your family. You ignited a love the Latin Mass for me and my family, thank you.
Mark E. Lambrecht
Crux Spes Unica
He was a truly great man. It was an honor for us to know him and work with him on The Latin Mass magazine for these past ten years. God Bless his soul and comfort his family.
Ron and Kateri Lawson
John will be missed by Hozie, Laura, and the entire Burke family. Our deepest sympathies.
Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of your father.
Rest assured of our prayers for his peaceful repose, and our prayers for you and your family at this difficult time.