Feast of Saint Anselm of Canterbury

State of AnselmToday we observe the feast of our patron, Saint Anselm of Canterbury.

In celebrating his life and works, may we reflect on the many blessings afforded to each of us as members of the college community named in his honor. Let us also give special thanks to our own monastic community, and all that they bring to our campus, and each of our lives.

Chapter 72 of The Rule of St. Benedict, reminds the reader that: “no one is to pursue what he judges better for himself, but instead, what he judges better for someone else.” This humbling text, which calls all of us to “listen with the ear of your heart,” guides our monastic community, and inspires us to live meaningful lives as humble servant-leaders.

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.

With God’s blessings on this Feast Day of Saint Anselm,

Steven R. DiSalvo, Ph.D.