Saturday, June 24, 2017

Saturday's Squirrel.

Enjoying the Corby porch

Porches aren't just for us to enjoy beverages, certain tobacco products-cigars, and other summer time treats. No, not at all! Porches are also for our furry friends. Yes, they too need a place, a sanctuary if you will, to pause, take in their surroundings, and have a tasty treat or two. On taking up a spot on the Corby porch, this squirrel non-verbaled, "I need a break... I am exhausted from being exhausted!"

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Patrons of...

Ryan, Fr. Ralph, Wenzel and Vogel at Moreau Seminary

the Arts the Gentlemen of St. Edward's Hall are. During Graduation Week, a concert was held at Moreau Seminary's Guardian Angels Chapel where Our Lady's Consort, under the direction of Caleb Wenzel and assistant direction Ned Vogel, a Stedsman, gave concert goers to one last treat for the ears. Amid the singing of Bach's Magnificat and other pieces for Eastertide, a piece entitled "Constitution" was sung. Based on the Constitutions of the Congregation of Holy Cross- the rules for religious life, Constitution was a piece of music that was commissioned by St. Edward's Hall in celebration of the University's 175th anniversary. On hearing the piece, Johnny Ryan, Stedsman, said, "I wish we commissioned more music!"


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Some times vacation...

Summer well

... gets the best of us. Yes, vacations and the season of summer induces a certain carefreeness, nay, a real insouciance, that, at times, gets the better of us. As a result, we forget responsibilities, but maybe that's what's needed- a break, a putting down of our labors, so that we might recreate and refresh ourselves. On forgetting to post on the blog, Fr. Ralph said, "Where's my blog posting for Monday? Summer ate it?" 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Saturday's Squirrel.

Friends

Our furry friends are friendly. Whether we realize it or not, they want to be our friends. Yes, they want our friendship because it leads to handouts of muffins, nuts, and whatever foodstuffs we might have as we walk about campus. On seeing this furry friend on God quad and offering him the hand of fellowship, he non-verbaled, "Let's be friends... shake on it!"

Thursday, June 15, 2017

A family visit...

The Scotts and their Irish kin

...to Notre Dame and St. Edward's Hall was what made an American vacation perfect. Yes, Chris Scott's '18 family from Ireland made a day trip to campus and its oldest residence hall during their recent trip to the United States. With spring rains holding off, a tour campus was had with a special Mass celebrated in the most beautiful chapel on campus- the Chapel of Sts. Edward and John- following. Still yet, a light reception was had in the Flounge. On their visit, Fr. Ralph said, "I am delighted that they came all this way AND took the time to make a special visit to St. Ed's. I think that I NOW need to make a visit to Ireland!" Stay tuned.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

They got married!

One happy couple!

It's official.  Douglas “Dougie” Barnard ’15 and St. Ed’s AR and Olivia Mogaka ’17 were married at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. With Fr. Ralph officiating and surrounded by family and friends, Olivia and Dougie tied the proverbial knot with much emotion and joy. Suffice it to say, there were smiles all around. On their their marriage, Tom Roman, ’14 and JD ’17 and St. Ed’s outgoing AR, said, “Seeing them together, how can you not smile!”

Congratulations and best wishes to Dougie and Olivia!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Your Sunday picture...

A quiet and beautiful campus scene

...from Notre Dame. Here's a look the Clarke Memorial Fountain, remembering all Notre Dame graduates who died in foreign wars. Usually the meeting place for students for away football wins, suffice it to say, today is is quiet and peaceful. Enjoy your Sunday wherever you may be!