Thursday, July 12, 2018

What are they...

Spesia: A single with no malaria

… up to? Yes, what are the Stedsmen up to as they summer? Today, we get yet another installment of work, service, and fun away from the HomeSted. After leaving Los Angeles,  Frank Spesia ’16, one of the newest incoming assistant rectors at Steds, is making his way back to ND, and as he does, he recently made a stop in Malawi. Yes, Malawi. In the past, Spesia and his family have done much service work in Malawi. On his recent visit, Spesia said, “While in Malawi, I was grateful for protection against potentially harmful mosquitos. While it was tough to tell which Stedsman’s mullet funded my net, I am sure that it was a better haircut than anything terry bradshaw could come up with Thank you Mullets Against Malaria!”

Enjoy your summer wherever you may be!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

You say goodbye...

2018: Chris with Fr. Ralph

...I say hello. Yes, there were a goodbyes said during May, and many graduating seniors wondered when they would return to campus. While he may be off to Washington D.C., Chris Scott '18, Stedsman and former Hall senator, did not ask that question, knowing full well what the answer was. And what was the answer? Football season of course! Still, Chris' dad, Tom Scott, said it best when he said, "Never the end. It's the end of the beginning!"

2014: Tom, Fr. Ralph, and Chris

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Your Sunday picture...

Looking good as usual.

... from Notre Dame. Here's a view of Mary and the Main Building from the green between Alumni Hall and the ND Law School. What more can I say that this picture has not already said? Enjoy your Sunday wherever you may be!

Friday, July 6, 2018

A most unique...

McCarthy's 2018 exit

... exit. Time flies when you're matriculating at Notre Dame and living at Steds. They tell you that it's time to leave, but it feels as if you only just arrived last year. Though a constant, time does give the feeling that it moves just a bit faster, especially at Steds, in the month May. It was time for Kevin McCarthy '18 to say goodbye and make his exit from campus, but he couldn't do so without having a picture taken with Fr. Ralph. On wanting a photo, McCarthy '18 said, “Wow, it really have been four years. Fr Ralph was the first person that I saw upon entering Steds my freshman year on Move In Day. It would only be fitting that he would be the last person I saw as I left the hall!” 

McCarthy's 2014 entrance

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Happy Birthday America!

Stars and Stripes FOREVER!

For being 242 years old, you look marvelous! Wherever you may be this 4th, from sea to shining sea, enjoy your day of family, fireworks, and freedom!

Monday, July 2, 2018

Best of...

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

Cleveland Calling.

Cleveland- it's not Detroit

During some recent vacation days, the Rector of Sted's, Fr. Ralph, traveled to Cleveland, Ohio, and visited his extended family. On visiting Cleveland, Fr. Ralph said, "You know, everyone thinks that America's playground is Toledo, but it's really not. It's Cleveland."

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Saturday's Squirrel.

A busy bee praising the Lord

The summer is bursting forth in all of its glory. Recently, a bumble bee was encountered, taking a sip of sweet nectar of an unknown purple flower. As the summer continues, find some time to put down the cares and labors of life and soak up the beautiful majesty that surrounds us wherever we may be. As the Psalmist says, "Let everything that breathes, praise the Lord!"