As we celebrate his life and works, let us also reflect on the blessings that have been so bountifully afforded to us as members of the college community named in his honor. During this busy time, let us pause to give thanks to our own monastic community, and the stability and guidance they bring to our campus.
Today represents a most appropriate opportunity to celebrate Father Stephen Lawson, O.S.B.'s recent ordination to the diaconate, as well as the 30th anniversary of Bishop Joseph Gerry, O.S.B.'s episcopal ordination. Please join me in congratulating both men on their devotion and dedication to a life of service to the church.
The true spirit of Saint Anselm lives today in each of you who share a common character as Anselmians. Every day as we live and work together on this beautiful Hilltop campus, we must never forget those who have come before us, or those who will one day follow in our footsteps.
Anselmian then. Anselmian now. Anselmian ALWAYS.