100 Years Ago. . .
On May 6, 1913, Bishop Theophile Meerschart placed and blessed the cornerstone of historic Benedictine Hall.
St. Gregory's Abbot Lawrence had the following to say about the anniversary:
"Today, we celebrate the centennial of this historic event. In doing so, let us give thanks to God for those who have gone before us to make our mission possible. Let us also reflect on the Word of God that still must guide us as we build upon our past and move forward into a wonderful future. I offer the following two passages of scripture for our lectio this week. May God bless everyone as we bring the spring semester to a close and as we continue to build upon the foundation of St. Gregory’s University with faith, hope and love."
“For we are God’s co-workers; you are God’s field, God’s building. According to the grace of God given to me, like a wise master builder I laid a foundation, and another is building upon it. But each one must be careful how he builds upon it, for no one can lay a foundation other than the one that is there, namely, Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 3:9-11
“So then you are no longer strangers and sojourners, but you are fellow citizens with the holy ones and members of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the capstone. Through him the whole structure is held together and grows into a temple sacred in the Lord; in him you also are being built together into a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.” Ephesians 2:19-22