Monday Morning Update
October 11, 2010
Miracle Man: Spending much of his life as a doorkeeper, welcoming guests to Notre Dame College in Montreal, Blessed Brother André Bessette, C.S.C. (1845-1937) had a gift for ministering to the sick and needy. Next Sunday, this humble porter, who is credited with many miraculous healings, will become the first saint of the Congregation of Holy Cross when Pope Benedict XVI canonizes him in Rome. For the more than 1,600 priests and brothers in the Congregation of Holy Cross working in 15 countries on four continents, Sunday's canonization will be a joyous occasion and members of the Stonehill community will be present in St. Peter's Square.
Montreal Pilgrimage: Brother André was devoted to St. Joseph, the carpenter, and, in 1904, he founded St. Joseph's Oratory in Montreal, which remains a destination for millions of pilgrims. To see Steven Scardina's beautiful black and white photos of St. Joseph's and other places of significance during Brother André's life in Montreal, visit here.
Internet Safety: In preventing cyber-bullying, parents play a key role but, they need to be as technologically savvy as their children. To overcome this digital divide, parents must understand how Facebook and other social media sites operate, according to experts at a recent panel on combating cyber-bullying that was moderated by Chair of the Education Department Prof. Karen Anderson. For more on the panel, sponsored by the Alumni Council's Academic Committee, visit here.
Hollywood Calls: In one week at her L.A. internship with Focus Features, a unit of NBC Universal, Janelle Draper '11 worked for 62 hours. She did not receive a penny for her efforts, but, she reports, she could not be happier with the professional experience she is getting in the movie industry. To learn more about how Janelle and two other Communications majors are faring in the first year of this new L.A. Internship program, visit their blog here.
Aegean Adventures: With Religious Studies Professor Mary Joan Leith as their faculty guide, 44 alumni and friends have been exploring Greece -- visiting Mykonos, Rhodes, Santorini and Athens -- as part of the annual Alumni Travel Program. To read about their travels, visit here.
Coffee Choices: Since Dunkin' Donuts opened in the Shields Science Center in 2009, it has been a campus hit. Now, however, it faces competition from Starbucks, which is available in the renovated Hill in the Dining Commons. To read a Summit article on this campus coffee clash, visit here.
Alumni Weekend: To see photos, visit our Alumni Weekend Snapshot.
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