Fr. Jonathan’s Commencement Address to the Class of 2007
May 21, 2007
Father Jonathan DeFelice, O.S.B., college president, talked of the lessons and moments of profound insight that students encountered during their four years at Saint Anselm.
“I ask that you take what you have learned here to assist you in allowing yourselves to see God’s presence everywhere in your lives, to develop a profound respect for all human life and to bring that kind of understanding to your families and friends and to the world of which you become part today in a new and exciting way,” he said.
“Even though when you leave this building today you will not return to live on this campus, you can remain by your choice a vital member of this Saint Anselm Community,” he said. “You can continue to be guided in life by the principles you learned here. Time and distance are not obstacles to remaining connected, to living well, to pursuing the good of others, to acknowledging gratefully the goodness of others and the good that others have done for us.”
To hear Fr. Jonathan’s speech to the Class of 2007, click on the audio file included with this post.