John Albert Rigali

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John Albert Rigali

Nicknames: "Johnny"
Birthplace: Beverly Hospital, Montebello, Los Angeles County, California, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Harmon Rigali and Jeanne Murdoch Rigali
Husband of <private> Rigali (Ortega)
Father of <private> Rigali
Brother of Tina Marie Rigali

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About John Albert Rigali

schoolmate (1977-1987) and co-worker (circa 1984; circa 1985; 1991; circa 2001 to circa 2004) of Martin Phillip Atencio (and he's married to a distant relative of mine)

schoolmate (1981-1986) of Geoff Cook and Victor Oseguera

In 1995, my father's 2nd cousin Don Rigali - of whose existence I had not been aware - approached me to learn about my "twig" of the Rigali family tree. I became fascinated by this hobby called genealogy, and soon began collaborating with him, and also began piecing together the maternal side of my family tree. I unwittingly and unfortunately destroyed my relationship with Don in the early 2000s. In late 2012, I decided to focus on migrating my personal database (which contains over 276,000 persons as of September 2013) to Geni.

styled "of Duarte" (1999-2010)

I was raised without religion. I vacillated between atheism and agnosticism from the late 1970s to the mid-1980s. A few of my friends practiced Christian evangelism to me, but they only convinced me to turn my back on atheism. I finally began to understand in 1998 that I am a spiritual being, and that I had no spiritual nourishment. From then until 2009, God acted through my good friend Martin Atencio (mentioned above) to bring me into His church, the Roman Catholic Church.

I was fully initiated into the Catholic faith (baptism, first Holy Communion, confirmation) at Immaculate Conception Church. It is standard Catholic practice that a parish's pastor perform all baptisms of adult Catholic initiates, but exceptions are permitted. In the Easter vigil mass in which I was initiated, all of the adults to be baptized except me were baptized by the parish's pastor of the time, Rev. Charles J. Ramirez, but as a permitted exception and a surprise gift to me, my baptism was performed by the parish's associate pastor of the time, Rev. Chris Troxell, with whom I had bonded during RCIA and who might be related to me through Christian Trachsel.

After I was put on the path to Catholicism, I began to note the abundance of European Catholics (including numerous saints, and even some popes) from whom so many people (including myself) descend. I now strive to discover and reveal their Catholic faith and good works.

styled "of Mt. Juliet" (2010-present)

former co-worker (2012-2014) of Tom McCarl

On December 25, 2013 my 1st cousin once removed Rick Rigali bequeathed to me the custodianship of the Bible that belonged to my 2nd great grandparents Luigi "Louis" Rigali and Charlotte Sweney.

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