The Feast of Saint Anselm

Saint Anselm statueToday marks the feast of our patron, Saint Anselm of Canterbury.

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.

An Easter Reflection

A cross hangs in the Abbey ChurchThe holy days ahead offer many of us a chance to pause our busy lives – particularly as we prepare for the conclusion of the academic year – in celebration of the resurrection of our savior, Jesus Christ. Prayer and reflection in this season of promise also offers us the opportunity to remember a humble man of God, Fr. Jude Gray, O.S.B., and all others who have entered His eternal life.

Now is a time to give thanks for the many blessings we enjoy as members of the Anselmian community, and to embrace those around us who support us daily. In the weeks ahead, as we celebrate the arrival of spring, and the festivities of commencement, let us not forget the abundance of good works and good people in our community, for which we give special thanks this Holy Week.

This weekend, as we gather with friends and family on Easter Sunday, may we all rejoice in the renewed hope and invigorated spirit that Easter brings to us.

May God continue to bless you all throughout this Easter season and beyond.

From our family to yours,
Steven and Eileen DiSalvo

A Christmas Message: The Gift of Giving

Dear Members of the Saint Anselm College Community,

May this holy season bring each of us much joy as we embrace the true meaning of Christmas with our friends and family. Let us rejoice for all that is good in this world which our loving God has made. Let us pray for peace and goodwill in that world. Let us be thankful for all that we have, and always mindful of those with less.

Among God's greatest gifts to his people is the gift of giving itself, and Anselmians know that the more we give of ourselves, the more of ourselves we have to give. Charity is engrained in the core of our spirit and the root of our being here. Through service, prayer, and the unending contribution of time and resources, our college community makes an impact not only locally, but nationally and globally.

May God continue to guide and bless us in all that we do.

Our best wishes to all for a very Merry Christmas, and a happy and healthy new year.

From our family to yours,
Steven and Eileen DiSalvo