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POST-GAZEI-I&apos;E, APRIL 24, 2015 Page5 Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen , A Frank De Paso uale Venture ,: Fidelis was born Mark Rey in Sigmaringen, Prussia in 1577. His father, Johannes Rey, was burhgomeister. He pursued his studies at the University of Freiburg in the Breisgau, and in 1604 be- came tutor to Wilhelm von Stotzingen, with whom he travelled in France and Italy and became his lifelong friend. In 1611, he returned to Freiburg to take his doc- torate in canon and civil law, and at once began to prac- tice as an advocate, defend- ing the poor. It was the open corruption which he found in the law courts that caused him to leave the legal profes- sion and enter Religious life. He was ordained priest the following year, and im- mediately afterwards was received into the Order of Friars Minor of the Capuchin at Freiburg, taking the name of Fidelis. From the beginning of his apostolic career, he was untiring in his efforts to convert heretics. He wrote many pamphlets against Calvin- ism and Zwinglianism, though he would never put his name to his writings. In 1621, he was appointed to undertake a mission to the Grisons region of Switzerland, with the purpose of bringing that district back to the Catholic Faith. Throughout the winter, Fidelis worked tirelessly and with such success that the heretic preachers were seriously alarmed and set themselves to inflame the people against him by representing his mission as political rather than religious and that he was preparing the way for an Austrian invasion. by Bennett Molinari and Richard Molinari At Easter, he returned to Feldkirch to attend a chap- ter of the order and settle some affairs of his commu- nity. By this time the Con- gregation for the Propagation of the Faith had been estab- lished in Rome, and Fidelis was chosen to lead the Congregation's mission in the Grisons. He had, how- ever, a premonition that he would shortly be martyred, preaching a farewell sermon at Feldkirch, he said as much. On retuning to be the re- gion of the Grisons, he was met everywhere with the cry: "Death to the Capuchins!" On April 24 th, at Grusch, he made his confes- sion and afterwards celebrated Mass and preached. Then he set out for Sevis. At Sevis, he entered the church and began to preach, but was interrupted by a sudden riot both in and out side of the church. Several Austrian soldiers, who were guarding the doors of the church, were killed and Fidelis himself was struck. A Calvinist, who was present, offered to lead him to a secure place. Fidelis thanked the man but said his life was in the hands of God. Outside the church, he was surrounded by a crowd led by the her- etic preachers who offered to save his life if he would renounce his faith. Fidelis replied: "I came to end heresy, not to embrace it', whereupon he was struck down. He was the first martyr of the Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith. His body was taken to Feldkirch and buried in the church of his order. He was beatified in 1729, and canonized in 1745. His feast is celebrated on April 24 th. Stirpe Nostra (Continued was conquered by the Ro- mans, overrun by the Goths, occupied by the Crusaders and the Turks. In about 1690, when the Venetians were besieging Athens, the Parthenon was turned into a powder magazine. A well- aimed Venetian cannonball landed in the middle of the temple and the explosion ripped the building in half, leaving it as we see it today. About 1800 A.D. Lord Elgin obtained permission from from Page 2) the Turkish government to draw, make plaster casts, and even to remove some of the sculptured pieces from the site. His workers re- moved about half of the Parthenon's 524 foot orna- mental frieze, along with other sculptured work, and shipped them all back to En- gland at a cost of about 75,000 pounds. About four years later the British Mu- seum purchased them for 35,000 pounds, making all this sculptured work the property of Great Britain. Later Lord Elgin was de- nounced as dishonest and a rapacious vandal by the poet Lord Byron, a proponent of Greek independence. For more than 150 years a bit- ter controversy has been waged regarding Lord Elgin's authority to remove the sculptured work from Greece. 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The Authority is seeking Qualification Statements from Trade Contractors who have a demonstrated exparience in the construction and implementation of similar work in terms of scale and complexity as required for Terminal E Located at Logan International Airport. in accordance With Massachusetts construction manager at-risk requirements, MGL Chapter 149A Section 8, Qualification Statements are being requested from trade contractors capable of performing the following classes of work: Underground Plumbing, Masonry, Miscellaneous Metals, and Roofing. The proposed project shall include no more than 100,000 SF of new addition space and the renovation of 150,000 SF existing space, located at Terminal E, to accommodate new airline service providers and their fleet of aircraft. The construction duration for this phase is approximately twenty (20) months. The estimated value of work to be performed by trade contractors is as follows: Underground Plumbing $ 448,000 Masonry $1,000,000 Miscellaneous Metals $1,000,000 Roofing $1,200,000 The Authority is implementing this project in accordance with MGL Chapter 149A, Sections 1 thru 13. This selection of trade contractors conforms to MGL Chapter 149A, Section 8, sub- sections (b) to (k) inclusive.This Request for Qualifications (RFQ) will be utilized to prequalify trade contractors capable and experienced in the construction of parking garages and terminal buildings. The Authority shall utilize a two-step process including the prequalification of trade contractors based on an evaluation of the Statement of Qualifications received in response to this solicitation, followed by an Invitation to Bidders that will only be issued to the prequalified trade contractors. A Prequalification Committee consisting of four representatives, one each from the Designer and the CM at Risk and two Massport staff. This Prequalification Committea will be conducting a qualifications-based evaluation of submittals received from interested trade contractors in order to identify prequalified trade contractors who will be invited to respond to a written Invitation to Bidders. Please note that the Authority is not utilizing this process to prequalify sub-contractors who are not trade contractors which shall be done separately in accordance with MGL C149A, Section 8, sub-section (j). Qualification Statements shall be evaluated in accordance with the following criteria; (1) Management Experience; (2) Project References including a Public Project Record and {3) Capacity to Complete including a demonstration that the contractor has the financial stability and long-term viability to successfully implement the Project. A Supplemental Information Package that discusses these Evaluation Criteria and the Prequalification Process in more detail as well as any other requirements for the Qualification Statements will be available to interested parldes beginning May 7, 2015, by contacting Susan Brace at 617-568-5961 or via email at sbrace@macom A Project Briefing will be held on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at 9:00 AM in the Capital Programs Department, Logan Office Center, 2rid floor, t Harborside Drive, East Boston, MA. Attendance at the bdefing is not mandatory, however, it is strongly encouraged in order to best familiarize your firm with the project details end the prequalification process. Seven (7) copies of a bound document each limited to 20 sheets (40 pages), exclusive of covers and dividers and resumes which shall be limited to one page, shall be printed on both sides of the sheet (8 " x 11") and shall be addressed to Mr. Houssam H. Sleiman, P.E., CCM, Director of Capital Programs and Environmental Affairs, and received no later than 12:00 Noon on Thursday, May 28, 2015, at the Massachusetts Port Authority, Logan Office Canter, One Harborside Drive, Suite 209S, Logan International Airport, East Boston, MA 02128-2909. Any submittal that exceeds the page limit set here or that is not received in the Capital Programs Department by the above deadline shall be rejected as non-responsive. Questions regarding this RFQ shall be submitted in writing and directed to cpbidquestions@ with the Project name and number included in the subject line of the email. MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY THOMAS P. GLYNN CEO AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Run date: 4/24/2015 WWW.BOSTON POSTGAZETTE.COM