Monthly Archives: September 2014

Three Voices from the Early Years of Saint Anselm College

Here are the remarks I gave yesterday at the convocation: We are pleased to mark the 125th of the college’s founding with this signature academic convocation. Faculty, Staff, Students, Alumni, Friends, all are welcome. I would especially like to acknowledge … Continue reading

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Rev. Vincent Amberg, O.S.B.

Here is a photo of Father Vincent Amberg, O.S.B., who was a monk and student here before Saint Anselm Abbey became independent in 1927.

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Kimball Property

Here is an undated photo of the Kimball property, known as Maplewood Farm, just off Shirley Hill Road (now Saint Anselm Drive).  You can see Alumni Hall in the background.

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Rev. Hugo Paff, O.S.B.

Here is a portrait of the first headmaster of Saint Anselm College, Father Hugo Paff, O.S.B.

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In the Kingdom of Ice

Late last week we finished reading Michael Sims’s The Adventures of Henry Thoreau and began reading In the Kingdom of Ice:  The Grand and Terrible Polar Journey of the USS Jeanette by Hampton Sides.

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St. Hildegard of Bingen

Today is the feast day of the great Benedictine mystic, St. Hildegard of Bingen.  She is pictured here in this beautiful stained glass window of Benedictine women saints.  She is on the left.  The window is in the monastery of … Continue reading

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