Our Core Principles

Edited By John Grennan

Speaker's Visit Sparks Seminar Discussion on College's Role

Chuck Delgado '03.


The towering weather predictors mutter
I heard them long ago some dream
some sputter of electroradiomagna

Cast shadow
Cast a net

In the teachings of the elders there were actually five
directions, the fifth being center. Center as a place
to go. A point in relation to the other spreading corners.

Quickly the lighthouse is an island
The sea its own weapon
He uses the stars to steer them

Like Hades in his river. No stranger to the movement
of the masters. An ear to the war.

The Good Earth of the Moraga Valley

When the Brothers first arrived, the Moraga Valley was empty save for the rain-soaked mud that covered their shoes up to their ankles. It was good earth that they found here, as our current landscape of trees, grass and shrubs reveals.

A Sense of Place

The Christian Brothers run six colleges and universities in the United States, each with a unique character influenced by its location and the students it serves. Writers from each campus share their perspectives.

The Poems Beneath Our Feet

Brenda Hillman, the Olivia Filippi Professor of Poetry at Saint Mary's College, discusses her books on the ancient Greek elements, particularly her book on the earth, with Saint Mary's Poetry Editor Christopher Sindt.

Christopher Sindt: You just completed the third of a four-book sequence based on the four classical elements earth, air, water and fire. Where did the idea for this sequence come from?

A Veritable Thing of Beauty, Even of Grandeur

Photo essay by Nicolo Sertorio

In Memoriam

Francis Gerard "Jerry" Fitzpatrick '42

Francis Gerard "Jerry" Fitzpatrick '42, a legendary figure at Saint Mary's and in Contra Costa County, died on Dec. 30, 2008. He was 89.

Get Ready for Reunion '09

July 17-19

'59 '64 '69 '74 '79 '84 '89 '94 '99 '04

Alumni from 10 class years will return home to Saint Mary's for Reunion Weekend in July to reconnect with old friends, meet new people and relive their College days - including staying in a residence hall.

Saint Mary's inCircle

The Alumni Association invites you to join Saint Mary's inCircle, a new web-based networking tool designed exclusively for Saint Mary's College alumni. Saint Mary's inCircle was created to help you connect with Saint Mary's College, employers and other Saint Mary's alums. Saint Mary's inCircle also gives you access to Fortune 500 companies with job opportunities, SMC alumni and students in your area, professional field, exclusive events for SMC alums and the ability to connect with classmates, friends and business contacts. Best of all, this service is free for alumni.

Festival Continues a Tradition of Wine and Giving

Reserve Aug. 16 on your calendar now for the Summer Wine Festival, a fun and popular event that raises money for student scholarships. Last year's festival raised more than $10,000 for the Lasallian scholarship fund, and this year the scholarship needs are even greater.

This year, the festival will cost $25 for those who sign up before Aug. 1, and $30 for those who sign up later. Tickets for designated drivers will be $15.


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