Friday, May 29, 2015

Where are...

Westminster Abbey: started by St. (King) Edward

...they now? Good question. Where are the Gentlemen of St. Edward's Hall? Indeed, you never know where they are until they drop you a note. While "summering" in London, Parker Mathes, Steds rising sophomore, decided to check in with H.Q. Of his time in London, Mathes said, "My time in London has been incredible! With two full weeks already in the books, I have made great friends in the program, seen stunning historical sites, and experienced the ‘amazing’ British culture. I would say that despite our fear of pigeons, rowdy USA apparel, and fiery and patriotic attitudes on Memorial Day, or ‘Bank Holiday’ as the locals call it, the locals LOVE us! I hope this trip doesn’t fly by!” On Mathes' quote, St. Ed responded, "Oh, to be a student..."

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Oh, the things

But can it be fixed?

...the Gentlemen write on their dry erase boards. Here’s something that I saw this last semester and saved it knowing one day it would come in handy. Yes, like breaking news that is broken, the cat is out of the bag with the Gentlemen Monthly… we’re in summer schedule, meaning we’re posting every other day. Why? Because everyone needs a summer!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day.

While we often think of this day as the official start of summer, Memorial Day is a day for remembering those men and women who died while serving our country's armed forces. So, while we go about our holiday, let us pause, remembering those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation and giving our thanks.

To read Fr. Ted Hesburgh's words at Notre Dame's Clarke War Memorial, click HERE.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Your Sunday picture...

Yes, there's plenty of pollen

...from Notre Dame. Here's a photo of the Sorin statue on the south end of God Quad with beautiful spring tulips and the Dome in the background. Once again, a gorgeous day at Notre Dame. Enjoy your Sunday wherever you may be!

Friday, May 22, 2015

A special view...

Always worth a look...

...twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Now, regardless of where you are and whatever the time may be, you have the ability to take in an unique view of campus from the Main Building. To take a gander, click HERE. On the Dome camera, St. Ed said, "I wonder when St. Ed's camera will be installed." Great question.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

An architectural history...

A true Sted's scholar...

...of St. Edward's Hall. Chris Lattimer, Steds senior and architecture major, has been busy studying the architectural history of Notre Dame's oldest residence hall. Spending time at both University Archives and Bond Hall, Lattimer conducted research that culminated in not only an informative presentation but also a beautiful watercolor picture of St. Ed's over the years. On his research, Lattimer said, "Over the past semester, I have looked into the architectural history of St. Edward's Hall. This watercolor painting shows St. Ed's at four different stages throughout it's history. Also, in my research, I ran across this quote from a trusted scholarly source: 'Those boys who came from St. Edward's Hall were easily superior to the young men who had prepared themselves in other schools.' Some things never change..." Indeed, trusted scholarly source...indeed.

In the near future, Lattimer's watercolor will be framed and placed in the Gregorian Mural Room.

Monday, May 18, 2015


Good bye, good luck, and Godspeed

...Seniors. With Graduation and the "Gathering" on the steps of the Main Building now over, Steds seniors departed one by one until there were none. Yet, before we all get teary-eyed saying good byes, just remember, we'll all be saying "hello" again come football season. Still, leaving campus is a sad day. On the departure of the Steds seniors, Fr. Ralph said, "Their departure reminds me of a Fr. Sorin quote. Fr. Sorin said, 'When you leave Notre Dame, your first thought is "when will I return."' I am sure that this was in the minds of many Steds seniors today."