Dear Alumni –
The advent season is upon
us, and I wanted to begin with warm wishes of hope to you and yours!
This is a time when we
reflect on our blessings of the past year, and look with anticipation toward
the year ahead. As president of a Jesuit Catholic university, I find myself experiencing
gratefulness and pride in our students, staff and especially our alumni, who
after leaving this institution, model our core values on a daily basis.
This Christmas season, I
want to thank you for supporting the growth of our students in mind, body and
spirit so that when they graduate, they too may carry on the legacy and mission
of this institution.
A big part of our mission
is to encourage our students to find their true callings. I hope you know that
this encouragement does not end with graduation, and we pray and encourage always
that you, our alumni, continue to discern what it is that brings you the most fulfillment.
As the weather turns colder and we move
into the holiday season, I believe we are all invited to reflect on what
matters most in our lives and to take our hopes, dreams and aspirations and
give them to God, so that they may be reached and fulfilled through Jesus
May you know the comfort
and inspiration of God’s love this season and all through the year. From all of
us at Seattle University we wish you and yours a very Blessed Advent Season and
a Merry Christmas!
Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.
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I was a part of the Sumore Program in the late 1980's.
Since that time, I have been teaching Journaling, Life Review and Spiritual Autobiography. This month, my husband and I are moving to the Mirabella, a Retirement Community, where I hope to continue to teach the Sprituality of Aging.
I am so grateful for my Seattle University foundation and the Life that continues to nurture and fulfill me.
Thank you Father Steve.
The Christmas wishes from Father Steve Sundborg have crossed the Atlantic. They have reached the Green Hills of Rwanda where six Seattle U alumni of my class (2012)are visiting. Steve's message warmed our hearts. Merry Christmas.
Amen and amen.The last advent was the best i have ever had.I thank God sincerely from my heart.