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REV. J. M. CLEARY MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA Figure Orator, Lecturer, and Man of Affairs Exclusive Management THE CHICAGO LYCEUM BUREAU 705 Orchestra Building, Chicago THE COLUMBIAN LYCEUM BUREAU Globe Building, St. Paul FATHER CLEARY INTRODUCTION The Northwestern Chronicle says: THE name of Father Cleary is known throughout the land. It is deservedly so. His is a charming personality. As a priest he is all that a priest should be. With the grace and power of a great orator he combines the quality of a great administrator. Accessible at all times, quiet and unpretentious, he has made his own love him for his devotion to the humblest duties of priesthood. He has made the non-Catholic public esteem him for his independence of thought and his devotion to the cause of suffering and toiling masses of the people. Twenty-five years as a priest have furnished the amplest evidence of the greatness of the achievement of Father Cleary. He is beloved, both because he is able and eloquent, and because he is earnest and untiring in the doing of good to those around him, and because he is ever ready to sacrifice his own ease and interest and to do his duty fully to his church, to his God, to his fellow men. SUBJECTS American Citizenship Church and State; Religion and Country The Great Passion Play at Oberammergau, Illustrated if desired The Folly of the Drink Habit A Trip Through Europe The Fifteenth Century The Dark Ages The Bible Our National Capital Picturesque Ireland The Minneapolis Times —There is no clergyman of any communion in Minneapolis who employs his gifts and opportunities more unselfishly and effectively in the service of his fellow men than Father Cleary. He is a man of broad scholarship, of large ability, wide sympathies and earnest convictions. Minneapolis has no more loyal, alert, humane and graphically intelligent citizen, nor is any pulpit filled by a man more able in a legitimate sense to dramatize experience and impression with fervor, completedness and eloquence. Daily Journal, Logansport, Ind. —Father Cleary is pre-eminently a lecturer. His voice is melodious and well moulded, his words flow freely and are well chosen, his gestures are few and his manner earnest but not impassioned. His clear, convincing argument is the great charm of his address. He at once demands and commands attention, and his audience is held and carried with him, not only to the end of his speaking, but also with impressions that can never be effaced. The Evening Leader, Wilkesbarre, Pa. —Father Cleary's lecture was a grand treat, and those who had come with great expectations to hear him were in no wise disappointed. He is the most fascinating talker that has stood on the music hall stage for years. Democrat, Freeport, Ill. —Father Cleary is a fine appearing man. He makes a deep impression upon his listeners. He begins his address slowly, but his flow of words becomes more rapid as he advances until he pours forth a very torrent of eloquence. He has wonderful descriptive powers, a charming manner of presenting his subject, and a magnificent presence. Minneapolis Journal —Father Cleary is a man of affairs, interested in the welfare of the community; a large-minded, liberal, progressive citizen. Waterloo Daily Reporter —With an elegant stage presence, a fine voice and a strong personality, Father Cleary held the audience in closest attention, and gave a lecture teaming with noble thoughts and ideas and patriotism. Madison, S. D., Leader —His lecture was a fine effort and unfolded the true principles of our government rather than the political or social conduct of the individual. The proud privilege of being an American citizen is one of the highest honors an intelligent citizen can enjoy. St. Peter, Minn., Herald —Rev. Father Cleary has a fine voice and magnificent presence. He was listened to in almost breathless silence for over two hours. The lecture was a rare intellectual treat as well as a financial success, and the committee of the lecture bureau made no mistake in the selection of Father Cleary. Pocahontas, Iowa, Record —Father Cleary is a man of broad, independent and impartial views, a deep thinker, a profound scholar and a pleasing orator. He conveys his ideas to an audience in a manner both pleasing and convincing, and, in fact, he has few equals, as he possesses all the qualities that a great orator could possibly have. Massena, Iowa, Echo —His description of the great Passion Play, given in his superb style, held the closest attention of the audience for almost two hours. His kindly face and manner betoken his calling, and his faultless speech and power of oratory charm his hearers, while the value of his lecture in an educational sense cannot be overestimated. St. Cloud Times —Father Cleary has endeared himself to the American people wherever he is known, by his eloquence, zeal and patriotism. Eau Claire, Wis., Leader —Any attempt at even a synopsis would be only doing the talented speaker an injustice. It was a discourse that must be heard to be appreciated. His arguments were clear, forcible, succinct, patriotic, and loyal to the core. They were simply stated in the purest of English and were unanswerable. It was a splendid tribute to our common country, and made all those present to feel a warrantable pride in being American citizens. Chautauqua, Jersey County, Ill.—Father Cleary delivered his lecture on American Citizenship at the Piasa Chautauqua Assembly. Nothing in our entire program of unusually attractive talent has given more general satisfaction and delight. He is a rare ornament to the American platform, and a staunch defender of American institutions. Yours sincerely, S. B. WARNER, Supt. of Instruction. F. J. Sessions—There has never been a better lecture delivered in Waterloo than Dr. Cleary's on American Citizenship. Col. Bain, of Kentucky—Father Cleary is grand. Lake Chetek, Wis.—I take great pleasure in saying that the lecture of Rev. J. M. Cleary, delivered at the summer meeting of the Lake Chetek Assembly, in July last, on The Passion Play of Oberammergau, gave the most unbounded satisfaction to both the management and the patrons of the Assembly, ranking easily with the best. I feel that I cannot say enough in praise of Father Cleary and his great lecture. I have heard no word of adverse criticism from any one who heard him, and I hope to have him with us again next season. Yours very truly, C. W. MEADOWS, Superintendent. The Marinette Eagle, Wis.—The reception tendered the Rev. Father Cleary at the Chautauqua was a most enthusiastic one and very pleasing to his many friends in Marinette. He is one of the most eminent platform orators in the country today. His effort Monday was a magnificent one. F. J. Sessions, Waterloo Chautauqua Assembly—Rev. J. M. Cleary, the eminent priest, lectured at our assembly last season. His subject was The Passion Play. It is my opinion that he is one of the very greatest orators of this day. We have had no lecture upon our platform in eight years that has given more general satisfaction than did Father Cleary's. I commend him to Chautauqua managers as a man who will more than satisfy their highest and best expectations. W. A. Cochrane, Delavan Lake Assembly—The Rev. Father Cleary, of Minneapolis, has appeared upon the platform of the Delavan Lake Assembly on two different occasions. First on Thursday evening, August 3rd, when he delivered his grand and inspiring lecture on The Great Passion Play, and again on the afternoon of August 4th, when his theme was Religion and Country; Church and State. Father Cleary, in my judgment, has no superior upon the modern platform. He is a man of fine physique and has a rich, full voice. His manner is earnest, his words most eloquent and patriotic, and he captivates and pleases all. We have had no one upon our platform since the organization of our assembly who has given more satisfaction, and I most heartily commend him as a ripe scholar, a brilliant orator, a Christian gentleman, and a patriotic American. I. S. C. Student, Ames, Iowa—The personality and address of the speaker were pleasing. His clear and concise enunciation might be profitably emulated by all who aspire to successful public speaking. His easy bearing and expression make it a delight to follow him. Big Stone City, S. D.—Father Cleary's lecture on our Chautauqua platform was one of the finest things we had this season. He held the audience spell-bound with his flow of oratory and exhibition of power of mind. No audience will ever be deceived in going to hear him. Yours respectfully, S. R. GOLD, Secretary, Simpson Park Assembly. Waterloo, Iowa, Daily Courier —Before a large audience and on an ideal afternoon Rev. Father Cleary delivered his lecture on American Citizenship. This was a magnificent effort, full of eloquence and patriotism, American citizenship and all it conveys and means was painted in glowing colors. It was logical, the result of careful study, and showed a remarkable grasp on the principles which underlie our government. Some of the dangers threatening the American people were clearly shown, yet an optimistic view of America's greatness was taken.
|Title||Rev. J. M. Cleary|
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|Personal Name Subject||Cleary, J.M.|
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