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"Religions are many and diverse," wrote Elbert Hubbard, "but reason and goodness are one." This memorial site was created to honor and remember leaders and scholars from various faiths who've served as spiritual guides, rallied for religious causes, or helped further our understanding of religion.
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Remembering the religious life, death and legacy of Christian Mondor

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Rev. Christian Mondor, the "Surfing Padre" who wore a wetsuit under his clerical robe and presided over an annual Blessing of the Waves ceremony in the coastal Southern California town known as Surf City, died just two days before his 93rd birthday. Mondor died Wednesday after a bout with pneumonia, according to officials at Saints Simon and Jude Catholic Church in Huntington Beach, where he heard confessions and sang in the choir for nearly three decades. "He...
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