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|2017 Alumni Reunion Recap|
The 89th Annual Alumni Reunion
Monday July 31 - Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Save the date! The next Alumni Reunion is July 22-25, 2018!
Monday: Golf and Day of Recollection
The 89th Alumni Reunion was one to remember! The schedule included a golf scramble, day of recollection, workshops, a special alumni mass and banquet, and opportunities for socializing.
On Monday, Fr. Lambert Reilly, OSB, a Saint Meinrad monk, former Archabbot, and retreat master, gave a two-part day of recollection. You can listen to the audio version of his talk here (Part 1) (Part 2). If you would like to see the video, click here (Part 1) (Part 2). Also, as usual, Monday morning featured the ever popular golf scramble held at Christmas Lake Golf Course in Santa Claus, IN.
That evening, the anniversary classes of O'67 (50 years), O'77 (40 years), T'92 (25 years), T'07 (10 years), and T'12 (5 years)); College classes of 1967 (50 years), 1977 (40 years), and 1992 (25 years); and high school class of 1967 (50 years), the high school class of 1957 (60 years), and the college class of 1972 (45 years) were honored at a banquet.
In addition, Janet Werne, Saint Meinrad's associate director of alumni relations, was honored with Honorary Alumna status in recognition of her 50 years of service to the Alumni Association.
Tuesday: Domestic Church, CNEWA, and the Distinguished Alumnus Award
Rev. Msgr. John Kozar O'71 ('59-67), of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, was awarded the Distinguished Alumnus Award at the banquet on Tuesday evening. Msgr Kozar is the president of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association, where he oversees the Catholic Church's aid to Christians in the Middle East, Northeast Africa, India, and Eastern Europe. To see his conferral speech, click here.
Msgr. Kozar also gave a presentation on Tuesday morning about his work with the Catholic Near East Welfare Association titled, "CNEWA Sustaining the Faith and Bringing Hope - Despite the Odds." You can listen to the audio by clicking here. To see a video of his presentation, click here.
President-Rector Fr. Denis Robinson, OSB gave a presentation on the domestic Church Tuesday afternoon titled, "Going Home: Finding the True Centers of Church Life." You can listen to the audio of his talk by clicking here. You can view the video of his presentation here.
Fr. Denis also presided and preached at the Alumni Reunion Mass in the Archabbey Church on Tuesday afternoon in honor of his tenth year as President-Rector of Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology. You can view the video of the mass by clicking here.
Click here to view pictures of the 2017 Alumni Reunion: https://saint-meinrad.smugmug.com/Alumni/Alumni-Reunion-2017/
Day of Recollection, Fr. Lambert Reilly, OSB (part 1): https://youtu.be/Ni532yJdjSU