A Christmas Message From Fr. Steve

Posted by Caitlin Joyce on Friday, November 30, 2012 at 4:53 PM PST

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 Christ.

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!

Fr. Stephen  V. Sundborg, S.J.

President, Seattle University