It means a great deal to me to be here at St. John’s University, where I began my university service twenty-seven years ago. It has been my own great joy to spend my life in Vincentian education. Working in Vincentian Universities combines my love for the intellectual life with a desire to serve the poor that I myself received because I attended a Vincentian university in my youth. And it’s the great heart of a Vincentian university to see possibility in ALL the young. I doubt that Bishop Loughlin, whose idea that there should be a university for immigrants led to St. John’s, could possibly have imagined what you accomplish each year. I know St. Vincent would be amazed and thrilled. In the midst of higher education’s many challenges, I pray that you’ll always see and be amazed by the sheer extent of the good you do.
Holtschneider, Dennis H. CM.
"The Heart of Vincentian Higher Education,"
Journal of Vincentian Social Action: Vol. 1
, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholar.stjohns.edu/jovsa/vol1/iss2/5
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