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Old 04-05-2017, 11:42 AM
 
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Oh I remember Sam Green from the tv ads and later the whole monastery thing. There's a road we used to take from Kendalia to Blanco.I'd have to look it up.The road comes out in the town of Blanco near the state park. I mention this because on your left before you hit the town there was a road which had a sign for the monastery. We never went there to see the Weeping Madonnabut I recall that from news paper articles.
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Old 04-08-2017, 10:15 AM
 
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I'm researching Sam Green who developed/hawked real estate in SA in the 70s or 80s. I'm working on an article for publication. If you have any information/memories of him, or know anybody who knew him personally, please let me know. You can speak on background and off the record if necessary.

He was the purported ring leader of a group at a Blanco monastery in all sorts of trouble -- in jail -- for abusing young boys. Also, the "weeping" icon at the monastery was supposedly a fraud.

I'm trying to understand his early times in San Antonio -- apparently, he was quite the marketing genius, very charismatic and posed as a religious man to suit his purposes.

Thanks in advance for any help or information.


My Reply: This is probably far too late for your article. However, if it is of help, I knew Sam Green before he became a real estate developer. I lived on a hippie commune he had organized on a peanut farm in Wilson County in 1968 or '69. I saw him one time after that in about 1979 when he had the "monastery". (I had come back from an extended stay in Canada.) There was one young man there that I remembered from the farm. He had apparently become a stained glass artisan; a large piece of his was on display there... If I can be of any help don't hesitate to contact me.
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Old 08-24-2018, 01:38 PM
 
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He got bit by a spider on his thang. It swelled up and he was admitted to Northeast Baptist hospital. He was out in the woods they said taking a dump. It was after his real estate days. He was communing out in the woods.
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Old 03-23-2019, 11:14 AM
 
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I was acquainted with Sam Greene in 1968. In those days I going to San Antonio College and hanging out in an apartment building downtown; artists and hippie types lived there and Sam would occasionally stop in. At the time, he was involved with the city social services I believe. I don't know what his academic credentials were, but he gave input to social workers on matters pertaining to their caseloads. I recall that he was able to operate a vehicle that had a siren. I have no idea how he was able to work his magic and become influential with city social services in such a short time. At the end of 1968 I was drafted into the Army.
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