Monday, January 16, 2017

Best of...

...the Gentlemen's Monthly. Yes, three years ago today, here was today's posting. Enjoy!

The future Mr. and Mrs. Keve having fun somewhere

It's official. They're getting married! Bryan Keve '11, Stedsman and Notre Dame architect, and Stephanie, Keve's high school girlfriend, are to be married this August at Notre Dame's Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Congratulations and best wishes to Bryan and Stephanie, respectively, and I have dibs on getting them a toaster, regardless if it's on the registry.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Your Sunday picture...

Steds with snow is always beautiful

...from Notre Dame. Yes, it's still winter, but the good news is there not much snow. Will that continue? Let's say a prayer. Enjoy your Sunday wherever you may be!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Saturday's Squirrel.

Pretty...

Saturday's squirrel has been preempted to bring you this picture of the fora and fauna from Southern California. Creeping along the side of a "Ralph's Fresh Market" was this bush with bright red flowers. The flowers were so foreign looking that they appeared be from another world. When asked what this flower was called, Fr. Terry, Steds resident botanist and biologist, said, "a big red flower."  

Friday, January 13, 2017

A blast...

More to come...

...from the past. Thanks to Neil Sielski '15, we have an insight into Notre Dame’s past. Through a patient, Sielski came into possession of Notre Dame Student Manual from 1941.

This week’s installment from the 1941 Notre Dame Student Manual, page 32:

"Student life at Notre Dame is meant to be essentially academic."

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Western Steds continued...

ND Liturgical Choir and the Basilica San Juan...

Well, it's not all fun and games in California because there's work to be done too. Following the Notre Dame Liturgical Choir is hard work as they tour Southern California. On this past Sunday, the choir sang at the historical Basilica of San Juan Capistrano with additional concerts at Our Lady Queen of Angels in Newport Beach and Christ Cathedral in Garden Grove. Suffice it to say, this group of 45 students knows how to sing! Amid great singing, there was a surprise at the concert. Steds very own Ned Vogel directed a piece! See below. On concerts of the ND Liturgical Choir, Fr. Ralph, "They make listeners happy and their University and Alumni proud."

...and Newport Beach with Ned directing. 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Western Steds...

A view of Newport Beach

...is preferable to the real Steds right now. Why? The sub-zero temps and gray clouds of Northern Indiana have given way to the sun and surf of Southern California. On moving Steds out west, Fr. Ralph said, "I am enjoying the change of scenery, and once again, I wish we ALL could be Californian."

Monday, January 9, 2017

Best of...

...the Gentlemen's Monthly. Yes, three years ago today, this was today's posting. Enjoy this blast from the past!

It's still cold

While the Univeristy is no longer closed because of the sub zero temps, it is still cold outside! So, when you return later this week, dress warmly, and for those of you who don't have a winter coat, get one. It's going to be one of those winters...