Christmas Wishes From Fr. Steve

Posted by Caitlin Joyce on Monday, November 25, 2013 at 11:09 AM PST

 

 Dear Alumni – 

The Advent season is upon us and I want 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 Christmas and the new year. As president of a Catholic and Jesuit university, I am grateful and proud of our students, faculty, 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 as you do.
 
A big part of our mission is to encourage our students to find their true callings. This encouragement does not end with graduation.  We pray and encourage always that you, our alumni, continue to discern your calling.  As the weather turns colder and we move into the holiday season, we are all invited to reflect on what matters most in our lives.  We take our hopes, dreams and aspirations and give them to God so that they may be blessed 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