Now that’s what I call ecumenical!
It says on the back that Father Gerard Joubert prayed for the Longhorns too and I believe it. I’ve been present at a lot of locker room prayer sessions and I’ve never heard a single prayer for victory.
This seems to be a group of Rice athletes (and I see the great Eddie Wojecki at far left, recognizable even with his hand up to make the sign of the cross) so I’m guessing this must have been taken before the October 28th game with Texas. We lost that one but had a good season.
I believe that Father Joubert was later the pastor at Holy Rosary in midtown and if I recall correctly he’s generally credited with the revitalization of that parish. He lived to the age of 92 and here’s a link to his 2004 obituary. He sounds like a wonderful man.
Bonus: I’ll be away tomorrow but not indefinitely. (Thanks, Chuck Pool!)