Office of the President
Speeches and Homilies
    • The Last Lesson
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.,
      President of Seattle University
      Baccalaureate Mass, The Most Holy Trinity, June 14, 2014

      Text (81KB pdf, 2 pages)

    • Sacred Places
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.,
      President of Seattle University
      Law Baccalaureate, May 16, 2014

      Text (85KB pdf, 2 pages)

    • United Way on Homelessness
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.,
      President of Seattle University
      United Way Annual Breakfast, May 15, 2014

      Text (85KB pdf, 2 pages)

    • Mothers' Day: Jesus is Risen Today
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.,
      President of Seattle University
      Fourth Sunday of Easter, May 11, 2014

      Text (88KB pdf, 2 pages)

    • Living Lent with Pope Francis
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.,
      President of Seattle University
      First Sunday of Lent, March 9, 2014

      Text (81KB pdf, 5 pages)

    • The Fifth Act: Hope
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.,
      President of Seattle University
      2nd Sunday of Advent, December 8, 2013

      Text (99KB pdf, 3 pages)

    • The Dark, Bold, Strong Dogma of the Kingdom
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.,
      President of Seattle University
      November 24, 2013

      Text (90KB pdf, 3 pages)

    • The Depths: What a Seattle U. Education Can Do to Your minds
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.,
      President of Seattle University
      September 23, 2013

      Text (107KB pdf, 6 pages)

    • President’s Welcome 2013-14
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.,
      President of Seattle University
      September 20, 2013

      Text (46KB pdf, 8 pages)

    • An Insider’s Conversation with the President of Seattle University
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.,
      President of Seattle University
      September 5, 2013

      Text (109KB pdf, 6 pages)

    • Graduate Commencement 2013
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.,
      President of Seattle University
      Baccalaureate Mass, June 15, 2013

      Text (74KB pdf, 1 page)

    • Undergraduate Commencement 2013
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.,
      President of Seattle University
      June 16, 2013

      Text (74KB pdf, 1 page)

    • Commissioning 2013
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.,
      President of Seattle University
      June 15, 2013

      Text (79KB pdf, 2 pages)

    • A Future Full of Hope
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.,
      President of Seattle University
      Baccalaureate Mass, June 15, 2013

      Text (87KB pdf, 3 pages)

    • The Birthday of the Church
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.,
      President of Seattle University
      Pentecost Sunday, May 19, 2013

      Text (87KB pdf, 3 pages)

    • Let Everyday Be Today
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.,
      President of Seattle University
      Baccalaureate Mass, May 17, 2013

      Text (89KB pdf, 4 pages)

    • Global Education: The Hope for a New Generation
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.,
      President of Seattle University
      Global Educators Conference, April 19, 2013

      Text (156KB pdf, 14 pages)

    • Traumas into Triumphs
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.,
      President of Seattle University
      March 28, 2013

      Text (114KB pdf, 7 pages)

    • A Well in Wales
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.,
      President of Seattle University
      January 13, 2013

      Text (88KB pdf, 2 pages)

    • President's Report to the University
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.,
      President of Seattle University
      October 29, 2012

      Text (42KB pdf, 6 pages)

    • Walk Humbly with Authority
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.,
      President of Seattle University
      Red Mass, October 29, 2012

      Text (89KB pdf, 3 pages)

    • Sue Schmitt Memorial
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.,
      President of Seattle University
      October 8, 2012

      Text (104KB pdf, 5 pages)

    • The Perspective of a 15-Year President
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.,
      President of Seattle University
      August 23, 2012

      Text (101KB pdf, 6 pages)

    • My Grace is Sufficient for You
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.,
      President of Seattle University
      14th Sunday, July 8, 2012

      Text (52KB pdf, 2 pages)

    • Graduate Commencement 2012
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.,
      President of Seattle University
      Graduate Commencement, June 10, 2012

      Text (53KB pdf, 2 pages)

    • Undergraduate Commencement 2012
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.,
      President of Seattle University
      Undergraduate Commencement, June 10, 2012

      Text (51KB pdf, ;2 pages)

    • Great Hopes for the Past
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.,
      President of Seattle University
      Baccalaureate Mass, June 9, 2012

      Text (58KB pdf, 3 pages)

    • We Ate and Drank with Him after He Rose from the Dead
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.,
      President of Seattle University
      Third Sunday of Easter, April 22, 2012

      Text (53KB pdf, 2 pages)

    • The One Who Takes Away Our Shame
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.,
      President of Seattle University
      February 14, 2012

      Text (66KB pdf, 4 pages)

    • Joy: the Companion of Our Capacities
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.,
      President of Seattle University
      Third Sunday of Advent, December 11, 2011

      Text (56KB pdf, 2 pages)

    • Let Down the Blades into the Barley
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.,
      President of Seattle University
      32nd Sunday, November 6, 2011

      Text (60KB pdf, 3 pages)

    • State of the University 2011
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.,
      President of Seattle University
      State of the University, October 17th, 2011

      Text (109KB pdf, 11 pages)

    • For Whom Will You Get Your College Education
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.,
      President of Seattle University
      September 19th, 2011  

      Text (73KB pdf, 5 pages)

    • Dawn In our Depths
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.,
      President of Seattle University
      September 2nd, 2011  

      Text (61KB pdf, 3 pages)

    • Living With Gratitude
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.
      President of Seattle University
      Undergraduate Commencement, June 12, 2011

      Text (45KB pdf, 2 pages)

    • Mapping the World’s Challenges
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.
      President of Seattle University
      Graduate Commencement, June 12, 2011

      Text (46KB pdf, 2 pages)

    • The Gospel According to the Graduates of Seattle University
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.
      President of Seattle University
      Baccalaurate Mass, June 11, 2011

      Text (56KB pdf, 3 pages)

    • Commitment to Comradeship
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.
      President of Seattle University
      ROTC Commissioning, June 11, 2011

      Text (43KB pdf, 2 pages)

    • The Holiest Place
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.
      President of Seattle University
      Holy Thursday, April 21, 2011

      Text (96KB pdf, 2 pages)

    • How Far Does Our Faith Go?
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.
      President of Seattle University
      Fourth Sunday of Advent, April 3, 2011

      Text (65KB pdf, 3 pages)

    • Putting Faces on World Problems
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.
      President of Seattle University
      Rotary Club Meeting, March 9, 2011

      Text (85KB pdf, 7 pages)

    • Even Should a Mother Forget
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.
      President of Seattle University
      February 27, 2011

      Text (90KB pdf, 3 pages)

    • Seeds of Hope
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.
      President of Seattle University
      3rd Sunday of Advent, December 12, 2010

      Text (62KB pdf, 4 pages)

    • Jesus Christ - The Full Story
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.
      President of Seattle University
      November 21, 2010

      Text (124KB pdf, 4 pages)

    • Library Dedication Speech
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.
      President of Seattle University
      Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons Dedication, September 30, 2010

      Text (219KB pdf, 3 pages)

    • Reimagine Your Life
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.
      President of Seattle University
      Academic Convocation, September 20, 2010

      Text (58KB pdf, 5 pages)

    • The New Era of a Great University
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.
      President of Seattle University
      Convocation, September 15, 2010

      Text (71KB pdf, 5 pages)

    • Graduating With Grace
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.
      President of Seattle University
      Baccalaureate Mass, June 12, 2010

      Text (69KB pdf, 5 pages)

    • Where Do His Feet Point?
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.
      President of Seattle University
      Ascension Day, May 17, 2010

      Text (53KB pdf, 3 pages)

    • The Lord's Supper: Saying It All
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.
      President of Seattle University
      Holy Thursday, April 1, 2010

      Text (104KB pdf, 2 pages)

    • Spinning the Threads of the Kingdom
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.
      President of Seattle University
      Red Mass, October 7, 2009

      Text (76KB pdf, 5 pages)

    • The Era of Our Educational Commons
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.
      President of Seattle University
      University Convocation, September 16, 2009

      Text (92KB pdf, 10 pages)

    • Graduating into the Village of One Hundred
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.
      President of Seattle University
      Undergraduate Commencement, June 14, 2009

      Text (56KB pdf, 4 pages)

    • Turning the True into the Real
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.
      President of Seattle University
      Baccalaureate Mass, June 13, 2009

      Text (48KB pdf, 3 pages)

    • Mirrors of the Mission
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.
      President of Seattle University
      All-Staff Convocation, May 22, 2009

      Text (96KB pdf, 8 pages)

    • Washed by the Lent of Life
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.
      President of Seattle University
      Mass of the Lord's Supper, April 9, 2009

      Text (44KB pdf, 2 pages)

    • Two White Walls of Worship
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.
      President of Seattle University
      5th Sunday of Lent, March 29, 2009

      Text (48KB pdf, 3 pages)

    • May the Blessed Hope of Christmas Be With You
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.
      President of Seattle University
      December 15, 2008

      Text (60KB pdf, 1 page)

    • Solstice Rejoicing in the Light of Christ
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.
      President of Seattle University
      Advent Mass, December 14, 2008

      Text (68KB pdf, 4 pages)

    • The Year the World Came to Seattle University
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.
      President of Seattle University
      Mission Day, November 19, 2008

      Text (72KB pdf, 4 pages)

    • The Agenda of Jesus
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.
      President of Seattle University
      Mass, October 19, 2008

      Text (52KB pdf, 3 pages)

    • What Does a Global Education Demand?
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.
      President of Seattle University
      New Students Academic Day,
      President's Convocation, September 22, 2008

      Text (60KB pdf, 5 pages)

    • The World Comes to Seattle University
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.
      President of Seattle University
      University Convocation, September 17, 2008

      Text (72KB pdf, 6 pages)

    • Guglielmo Olivotto
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.
      President of Seattle University
      Memorial Mass, July 24, 2008

      Text (52KB pdf, 2 pages)
      Audio (18MB mp3, 52:17)

    • The Person Behind the Mission
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.
      President of Seattle University
      Baccalaureate Mass, June 14, 2008
      St. James Cathedral

      Text (48KB pdf, 3 pages)

    • The Catholic Character of Seattle University's Academic Mission: Convening a Conversation
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.
      President of Seattle University
      Provost Convocation, April 11, 2008

      Text (100KB pdf, 11 pages)

    • Fr. Pedro Arrupe, S.J.: The Man Who Was There
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.
      President of Seattle University
      Mass for 100th Anniversary of birth of Pedro Arrupe, November 18, 2007

      Text (56KB pdf, 3 pages)
      Audio excerpt 1 (2MB mp3, 2:37)
      Audio excerpt 2 (812KB mp3, 1:09)
      Audio excerpt 3 (880KB mp3, 1:15)
      Full audio (14MB mp3, 19:59)

    • The Home of Faith
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.
      President of Seattle University
      Interfaith Symposium on Homelessness, November 17, 2007

      Text (56KB pdf, 3 pages)

    • Welcome and a parable
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.
      President of Seattle University
      Welcome Week for the Class of 2011, September 22, 2007

      Audio (16MB mp3, 45:19)

    • The Next Five Years: Playing for Real
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg S.J.
      President of Seattle University
      University Convocation, September 19, 2007

      Text (157KB pdf, 9 pages)

    • KUOW Radio: Talking Religion at Work
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.
      President of Seattle University
      August 30, 2007

      KUOW Radio

    • Senior Synthesis: Understanding Seeking Faith
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.,
      President of Seattle University
      Baccalaureate Mass, June 9, 2007
      St. James Cathedral

      Text (68KB pdf, 3 pages)

    • Diversity & Religion: We Can Talk
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.
      President of Seattle University
      May 23, 2007

      Seattle Rotary

    • Mass of The Holy Spirit
      Dr. Tim Leary,
      senior vice President of Seattle University
      Homily, September 28, 2006
      Immaculate Conception Church

      Text (96KB pdf, 4 pages)

    • Empowering Readers for a Just and Humane World
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.,
      President of Seattle University
      New Student Academic Convocation, September 18, 2006

      Text (109KB pdf, 5 pages)

    • If you could have whatever you wanted, how would Seattle U. be different in ten years?
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.,
      President of Seattle University
      University Convocation, September 13, 2006

      Text (157KB pdf, 9 pages)

    • Undergraduate Commencement
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.,
      President of Seattle University
      June 11, 2006

      Text (140KB, 1 page)

    • Graduate Commencement
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.,
      President of Seattle University
      June 11, 2006

      Text (44KB pdf, 1 page)

    • ROTC Commissioning
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.,
      President of Seattle University
      June 11, 2006

      Text (50KB pdf, 2 pages)

    • There is Need of Only One Thing
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.,
      President of Seattle University
      Baccalaureate Mass, June 10, 2006

      Text (80KB pdf, 3 pages)

    • Art Is Useless Except To Make Us Whole
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.,
      President of Seattle University
      Mission Day, April 27, 2006

      Text (24KB pdf, 3 pages)

    • What Habitat Teaches Us About Our Humanity
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.,
      President of Seattle University
      Habitat for Humanity Breakfast, March 28, 2006
      Washington State Convention and Trade Center

      Text (25KB pdf, 4 pages)

    • At the Mid-point in Our Decade for Distinction
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.,
      President of Seattle University
      University Convocation, September 14, 2005

      Text (41KB pdf, 5 pages)

    • The Will-Do Generation
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.,
      President of Seattle University
      Academic Achievement Luncheon, June 1, 2005
      Seattle Rotary #4

      Text (36KB pdf, 7 pages)

    • As You Go, Take Nothing
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.,
      President of Seattle University
      Baccalaureate Mass, June 11, 2005

      Text (19KB pdf, 3 pages)

    • Benedict XVI: I Accept
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.,
      President of Seattle University
      Homily, April 24, 2005

      Text (73KB pdf, 3 pages)

    • The Cross at the Center of Seattle
      Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.,
      President of Seattle University
      Tre Ore, March 29, 2002
      St. James Cathedral

      Text (239KB pdf, 22 pages)