Fall 2005


by Norma Cole

Leave the room
to itself. Compare it
to a sleeping,
living creature.

Time is the dark-
packed house
of this place,
the luck of the desert

into the floor of the desert.

is ready.
A light burns
wherever necessary.

Like skin,
like a prison,
each thought's
an instant ruin.

Leave the room to itself.
Here's a needle. Here is the sea.

Rogue River Journal

John Daniel


John Daniel is the author of Rogue River Journal, The Trail Home, Looking After, Winter Creek, and two collections of poetry. In the fall of 2005 he will serve as the Saint Mary's College MFA Program's Distinguished Writer in Residence.

Kansas City Royalty

Story by Joseph Wakelee-Lynch

Mark Teahen, a rookie third baseman for the Kansas City Royals and former All-West Coast Conference player at Saint Mary's, sits relaxed and composed in the visiting team's clubhouse before a game in early May against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. About four hours before the first pitch, the atmosphere borders on chaos: televisions blaring, teammates noisily taunting one another, soda carts rolling through the locking room, and a small infielder in street clothes - out of breath and an hour late - rushing toward his locker.

Reenvisioning the Inferno in the Golden State

Story by Brother Michael F. Meister, FSC


Advancing the Mission

Story by Kap Stann


The Human Cost of War

Story by Gilburt Loescher


In Memoriam


Brother Harry Morgan, FSC '49


Millenium Scholarship Fund a Generous Gift from an Unruly Class

When the Class of 1950 established a scholarship fund shortly before their 50th reunion in 2000, they may have been atoning for their behavior as undergraduates. So says Joseph Casalnuovo '50 (right). His class was an unusual mixture of high school graduates and World War II veterans.

Jerome Web Portal Launches


Brother Dominic Berardelli Returns to Campus to Lead Parent Relations

Note: Brother Dominic Berardelli is no longer Director of Parent Relations.