Monthly Archives: July 2013

Week of July 15-19, 2013

This past week I kept busy and active. Several appointments gave rise to great reflection on emerging developments at the college as well as one celebrity sighting. A weekend barbecue with the Young Alumni Association provided an opportunity to visit with this great group of individuals. And early mornings gave me time for some interesting reading. For the past year, … [more]

Jeffrey J. Selingo’s Book, “College (Un)Bound: the Future of Higher Education and What it means for Students”

We returned from our alumni trip last Saturday night, and I spent the week settling back into our work at the college. We celebrated the Fourth of July in Santa Barbara, enjoying a wonderful barbecue in Montecito before descending on the harbor for the annual fireworks display. My reading this week has focused on a book by Jeffrey J. Selingo, editor … [more]

The Journey Home

Today, we got our suitcases downstairs by 6:15 a.m., went back upstairs for final preparations, ate breakfast and headed for the airport. Our bus was a little late in arriving, but we made our initial connections from Rome to Frankfurt without any major problems. Since several people have peeled off and are staying longer in Europe, there are only 25 … [more]

St. Paul, The Catacombs and Our Life with God

Today, we began the morning with a bus trip to the Catacombs, where the early Christians buried their dead, occasionally found sanctuary from Roman persecution, and preserved the faith. There are several catacombs in close proximity to Rome. The one we visited has a total of 12 miles of caves, crypts and narrow passageways. We celebrated communion together and reflected … [more]

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