1998 Spring/Summer Leaven

Soon-to-be Seminary graduates reflected on their futures and their years at Saint Vincent in an article in Volume 7, Number 3, Spring/Summer 1998. Faculty member Father Demetrius R. Dumm, O.S.B., received word that one of his books, Flowers in the Desert: A Spirituality of the Bible, was reprinted after selling over 18,000 copies. Rector Father Thomas P. Acklin, O.S.B., reflected on the community life at the Seminary. Rev. Walter J. Burghardt, S.J., received an honorary degree at the annual commencement, where 13 students received graduate degrees. A new dean of students, Father Alan E. Thomas was introduced, and other staff changes were reported. The loss of a former faculty member, Judge Bernard F. Scherer, was lamented. News of ordinations, jubilees and seminarians was also featured.