From the Independent:
One arena in which Bobby Kennedy had always shown his softer side was his faith. Ritual played an even bigger part of life in his and Ethel’s home than it had in Rose and Joe’s. The young couple outfitted each of the 13 bedrooms with a Bible, holy water and a crucifix or statute of Saint Mary. There were prayers every morning, before and after each meal, and at bedtime when the children assembled to recite as one “Now I lay me down to sleep.”
Benediction was offered for the family, too, and as the list of deceased relatives grew, the children named each one and asked God to vault them straight to heaven. Also named were the saints they prayed to – Anthony to end poverty and find a parking place, Francis for the growing menagerie, and Christopher when they took off in a plane. Bobby’s Saint Christopher medal never left his neck, which made sense given his non-stop travelling.
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