SMC to host French-themed dinner celebrating Moreau

first_imgSaint Mary’s will host a French-themed dinner Wednesday to honor Fr. Basil Moreau, the founding father of the Congregation of Holy Cross. The sisters of the Holy Cross founded Saint Mary’s in 1844.Regina Wilson, director of Campus Ministry, said Moreau is important because he emerged at a time in French society when there was a lot of turmoil and a breakdown of French society structures.“[Moreau] wanted to provide a way for faithful people to address the issues of their time and be educated and be able to address those as people of faith,” Wilson said. “I think that is important because it sounds like the time that we’re in. There’s a lot of challenge to the ways that people have known our life as people in the United States, and some of those ways are being broken down and challenged.”Moreau was born shortly after the French Revolution in 1799, and Wilson said he experienced the demise of education and the diminishment of faith in the public education system through his experiences in the seminary and living post-French Revolution.“He wanted to gather people around him to share in the work he wanted to do,” she said. “His idea was to gather women and men together to do the work of educating and sharing the faith. Eventually the sisters and brothers had to have separate constitutions, but his original vision was for shared ministry and shared life together. That was what eventually became the family of Holy Cross.”She said Moreau’s vision for what it means to live a Christian life is unique and life-giving.“[His vision] has helped a lot of people go out into the world and live with meaning and to establish these great institutions we are a part of — hospitals, grade schools, nursing homes — and especially educational institutions,” Wilson said.Wilson said she attended a Holy Cross college but never heard of Moreau or talked about him until later in her career. She said the importance of Moreau emerged with his beatification in 2007.“It’s really exciting to be in this time because everyone is discovering it together. … All people of Holy Cross can discover something about their heritage together and in a way dialogue and share what it means to them and shape the legacy of that for the future,” Wilson said.A Mass was held Sunday in the Holy Spirit Chapel in Le Mans Hall, Wilson said.“His feast day is on Wednesday, and so for a feast to be transferred to a Sunday, because usually Sunday takes precedent, we have to have permission from the bishop of the Archdiocese,” she said.Sodexo will provide the French-themed meal Wednesday. The Saint Mary’s community, including off-campus students, faculty and staff can celebrate Moreau together from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Noble Family Dining Hall.Tags: Basil Moreau, blessed basil moreaulast_img read more

MLB hot stove: Khris Davis eyeing long-term deal with Athletics

first_imgAthletics slugger Khris Davis is eligible for free agency after this season, but he would be happy to work out a long-term deal with Oakland.Davis told the AP Sunday he’d like to play in Oakland at least three more seasons after this one. MLB hot stove: Phillies reportedly in lead for Bryce Harper, Nationals a distant second “Whatever works best for the organization. … Whatever comes long-term is going to come,” Davis said. “If they want me here long-term they’re going to get something done.” “I’d like to be here. I hope something gets done,” Davis said. “It’s not a good thing being a free agent right now. For my security, it’s going to impact a lot. That’s the way the business is. I’m already 31 so I don’t know if I’m too old. There’s a lot of things that run through my head. Who knows. If it [long-term contract] happens, it happens.”Shoot, I want to stay here at least three more years, but that’s a long time to be an Oakland A. But if anybody can do it, I guess it’s me, hopefully. I don’t think they’ll trade me as long as we’re doing good. So we better do good so I don’t get traded.” Related News Davis certainly did his part for the surprising Athletics last season, leading the majors with 48 home runs and collecting 123 RBIs. He finished eighth in the AL MVP voting. The outfielder has averaged 44 home runs and 112 RBIs in three seasons in Oakland.Athletics manager Bob Melvin told the AP he really admires Davis’ attitude. “He’s been as good a fit here as some of the great players in the past here,” Melvin said. “I kind of alluded since the day he got here he seems like the perfect fit for our city, for our team, the attitude he has as a superstar that has an everyday workmanlike mentality, doesn’t want the spotlight, so that’s kind of what I was implying. I mean what I said, he’s been absolutely terrific for us.”Davis said he’s focusing on this season, and is not worried about his contract situation.last_img read more

MLB trade rumors: Cubs, Braves may be looking at Tigers’ Nicholas Castellanos

first_imgNicholas Castellanos, who has a 1.090 OPS this year against LHP, is an ideal fit for NL clubs who could encounter #Dodgers LHPs Ryu, Kershaw, Urias and Hill in a playoff series. Notably, the #Cubs and #Braves have scouts in Detroit tonight. 🤔 @MLB @MLBNetwork— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 20, 2019Now before we go further we must say every team scouts every other team no matter what, so having scouts in attendance isn’t necessarily a big deal. At the same time, the game Saturday featured Marcus Stroman and Matthew Boyd pitching as well.The Braves are almost undoubtedly looking at some pitching help and the Cubs could be thinking about making a move themselves, but that is not quite as likely. Related News MLB trade rumors: Unavailable players Dodgers, Phillies, Yankees hope hit open market Castellanos is very much a one-trick pony as he is a good hitter but isn’t the best fielder in the world. That’s why he might actually make sense for Chicago and Atlanta though. He’s not someone they will have to rely on for a long time. They can move on from him if he doesn’t work because he’s a free agent after the season.We’re not sure if the Braves really want Castellanos or not, but we are pretty sure the Cubs have been looking at outfielders. Are the Cubs and Braves interested in Tigers outfielder Nicholas Castellanos?It’s possible because both teams had scouts in attendance for Detroit’s game against Toronto on Friday, according to MLB trade rumors: Padres ‘most serious’ suitor for Trevor Bauer MLB trade rumors: Prospects Yankees, Dodgers, Astros, Braves should move but don’t want to According to The Athletic, the Cubs have interest in Diamondbacks outfielder David Peralta, so looking into Castellanos is far from out of the question.Chicago is also a significantly better hitting team against righties than lefties and as points out, Castellanos has a 1.090 OPS against lefties this year, so he would fit a need for the Cubs.We’ll see if the Braves really feel like going after him though.last_img read more