All groups are en-route back to campus. Please keep our students in your prayers for their journey home. We also ask you to keep the agencies and those they serve in your prayers. These dedicated staffs will continue to do important work to meet the needs of the most vulnerable of our society.
Mississippi: Had a wonderful week with Fr. Tim and Br. Terry. They returned to Boston at 2 p.m. and arrived back on campus by 4 p.m. full of energy and joy! A group who at first were anxious about how awkward it would be to spend the week together, are now a family. They worked hard preparing Camp Glenmary for its summer campers and talk about going back to volunteer this summer. Fr. Tim was sure to recruit and share stories of several Saint Anselm alumni who continue to spend a week at the camp each summer.
— Kristine Adams (@kristineeadams) March 7, 2015
Maryland: Took off early this morning for the long drive back to campus, but had a beautiful day for travel. An amazing week at the Benedictine School, opening their hearts and arms to the children who live and study their. An eye opening experience for sure. Excited to be back on the hilltop to share their experiences with others. The group arrived back on the hilltop at 5:00 p.m.
Education: Arrived on campus after a full day of driving, the second day of their long journey from David, KY. Amazingly they are full of energy and bursting with enthusiasm. They had an amazing week assisting in the classroom and servicing at the David School!
Haiti: We picked SBA Haiti up at the airport at 6:30 p.m. They had a long day having left Be Like Brit at 5 a.m. They are all nicely tanned and hearts full of the amazing week they had in Haiti. The program provided them with the distinct opportunities: spending time with the children, building a home for a young mother and her son, and taking excursions to learn about Haitian culture. A wonderful week – thank you Melissa and the Be Like Brit family!
Philly: This group served this morning at St. Francis Inn and hit the road after 1:30. Cheering as they came into the North Lounge, the group arrived after 8 hours of driving by 9:50 p.m. A tremendous week of lessons learned. Welcome Home!
Gulf Coast: Landing in Logan around 8:45 p.m. the group was greeted by a group of staff and leaders at the airport. This group rallied as they entered Upper Cushing to the cheers of the other group. A week of cleaning up – 10 years after Hurricane Katrina! Welcome back Anselmians!
Phoenix: Arrived at Logan airport at 11 p.m. and patiently waited for us to arrive. Upon our arrival and welcome, and after a long day of travel, they choose to stay and welcome back the South Dakota trip!
South Dakota: Arrived at 11:40 p.m. it took them a little while to get their bags and for us to sort out which terminal they were at. When all was said and don it was just after midnight when we picked them up. Both groups arrived back on the hilltop at 1:45 a.m. which soon, due to daylight saving, turned to 3 a.m.
SBA 2015 will is a wrap, a successful 25 years! We look forward to hearing all the wonderful stories, after everyone gets some rest. Goodnight all!