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Grapevine Online will be uploaded, depending on the amount
of information sent to the editor, every month. It will have
a couple of sections (when information is available), namely,
Class Notes (your basic information on alumni babies,
weddings, jobs, etc.), Calendar of Events, and Links
to various recent stories about Christendom College and/or
the Alumni of Christendom.
2004 edition of The
Notes / Calendar of Events / Links
to Stories / Prior
here for the NEW
Print Edition - for spouses at home to read
was right. Katie was wrong:
Katie Bailey is married to Tim Halisky who is
brothers with John Halisky. John is now married to
Leah Slinger whose uncle, Mo Fung Woltering,
is married to Denise Belleville. She is sisters with
Sue Belleville, married to Tom Kosten. His sister,
Kathleen, married Benoit Flippen. Benoit's sister,
Dominique, is married to Raymond Hain. And there
you have it, Katie Bailey is related to Raymond Hain.
and Michael Hichborn just received word that they have
been hired to teach at Mariamante Academy, an Ignation-based
Catholic school that is moving to Fredericksburg, VA, from
Massachusetts. The school teaches grades 7-12 and is hoping
to acquire 72 students for this Fall's opening. Since Mariamante
just purchased its first permanent location (after 9 years
in Massachusetts), it could use whatever financial help any
of you can lend.
If any of you would like to make a donation, or know of anyone
who is capable or possibly willing to make a donation, please
contact Louise Desilets at firstname.lastname@example.org. In the meantime,
please enjoy the picture of Brendan Xavier, who just celebrated
his first birthday last month.
alumna and real esate agent extraordinaire Elizabeth Price,
most recently spotted on the front page of the Northern Virginia
Daily, is engaged - truly taken off the market. She gladly
announces that she and Rick will be married at St. John's
in Front Royal on November 20, 2004!
They will, unfortunately, be moving out of the metropolis
of Royal Village and moving closer to Crystal City, VA, where
McGuire '03 asked Jennie Kascir '02 to be his wife
(and she said "yes") on the third of June. Also,
Daniel is interning at the Federalist Society in D.C. for
Lundberg is spending his summer in Alexandria, VA, working
at St. Mary's Catholic Church. He was recently seen on the
front page of the Arlington Catholic Herald, dining with fellow
seminarians and the bishop of Arlington. Also, he willl be
giving some talks on Marian Devotion, specifically True Devotion
to Mary, this summer at the parish. A kick off talk is on
July 6th for their "Sermon on the Mount" series.
Anyone interested is welcome.
Kish '03, Suzanne Quinson '03 and Anne Turner '02 were
seen with Robin Wilson, the lead sing from the Gin Blossoms.
They went to a Gin Blossoms concert over Memorial Day Weekend
in Rockville, MD. Pic on the right
(Birch) Kunasz and family are moving from Nashville, TN,
to Saint Anthony's city in good old Texas! They say that they
use a few prayers on the move...you know, health, safety,
sanity and all that!!
Bailey Halisky '03 reports that she hasn't actually had
had a sonogram yet so she is thinking that she may be pregnant
with triplets....Larry, Mo, and Curley is what she calls them.
She's basing all of her beliefs on that intuition, being a
Mom and all.
Elizabeth McDevitt Butina '03: "Here are our first
house and first child. Rose Therese is about one week old
in this picture, but now she is one month old and about three
pounds heavier! She was baptized on June 20, and she slept
blissfully through the entire process! As for the house (see
pic below), it is about 100 years old, but has been completely
remodeled. It has three bedrooms and two full bathrooms, as
well as a lovely brick patio in the back. We were really lucky
to get the house, and the kid isn't bad either. Anyone who
wants to visit beautiful Latrobe, PA should get in touch with
according to Katie Halisky, Jessie Gordon, now Decotiis,
just had a baby boy Arthur Jr on June 14. He was six pounds
seven ounzes and her labor was a breeze.
(La Palm '98) Niksa is working part-time as Program Coordinator
for the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (www.aarda.org),
a non-profit organization which helps people with autoimmune
diseases such as multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes, lupus,
celiac and the over 100 other autoimmune diseases.
Rusnak '04 is interested in journalism. If anyone knows
how to go about starting such a career without a degree in
journalism, or of a job opportunity in the Milwaukee area,
please contact her at Terbear333@hotmail.com.
IML, Alphonse Pinto, Zack Akers and Niall O'Donnell were
at Anagni, the hometown of Pope Boniface the eigth, who started
the Jubilees of the Church.
and Katie Dancause: "Greetings from the State of
Ocean! We would like to announce the arrival of the seventh
month of Claire Celeste, born Thanksgiving Day. My apologies
to the vast majority of you who did not even know I was pregnant
with number two. Annemarie celebrated her second significant
natal anniversary on the fifth of June; she cordially extends
a Mine! and No! to everyone. Dan continues
to handle the retirement accounts of other people; we plan
to make our own millions selling the Wallflower on Ebay; its
currently at $12,597 and counting. I revel in my status as
a new mini van Mom, and continue to enjoy and
suffer the antics of my wonderful kids, while trying
to keep up with online courses on the side. We will see you
all at Homecoming, I mean, at the Library! (O powers that
be at CC, we are not bitter, really. Neither do we regret
our planning so much in advance. Honestly. I mean, Id
take a Library Dedication any day over feasting and dancing!
Hand me a book someone, and try to enjoy yourselves guys.
Ive seen the Commons--sniff!--before anyway.) God bless,
Oremus Pro Invicem, the Dancauses four: Katie, Dan, Annemarie
Christine, and Claire Celeste. And yes, Annemaries hair
is naturally curly. From Katie, of course." See pic to
Klassen and Alexandra Doylend were married on Friday,
4 June 2004, in Ottawa, Canada. Quite a few Christendom Alumni
braved the border patrol and made the trip up. Among these
were Tim and Matt Coffey (who honored us by singing
at the Mass), Patricia Thompson, Fletch, Cronk, Fran Corey,
Dave Farinholt, Jenny Dent, Lisa Ferri, Quinn Beekwilder,
Betsy Hayles, Mary Theresa Mead, (the ever popular groomsman
and international man of leisure) Marc-Pierre Jansen, Sebastian
Jansen, Greg and Emily Costello and Matt and Christina McCloskey.
They are so happy that all of them could make it and they
want to thank all of them for coming - it was a wonderful
and beautiful day for them! The happy newlyweds enjoyed a
relaxing honeymoon on Prince Edward Island and are now living
in Annandale, Virginia.
Louis Massett married one of the Meza twins (only he
knows which one) - we are told it was Amber - on June
26 in Richmond, VA. Many alumni and friends were on hand,
including, Schmittino and wife, Mark Schwerdt, Grant Freeman,
Maria and John O'Brien, Mike and Alyssa Hichborn, Billy and
Megan Doran, Matt and Jan Akers, Joe and Rebecca O'Herron,
Fletch, Dave Farinholt, Chris Lane, Christine Collins, Mike
and Therese Brown, and many others. Alumni Bridesmaids
were Emily Syski, Jan Akers, Candice Meza, Megan Fraser,
Anne Schmitt, and maybe somebody else. (pic on the right)
much re-edited version of Wonderboy Jalsevac's thesis
"The Inherent Racism of Population Control" was
recently published, on LifeSite.net. So, far it's been downloaded
35,000 times and still running so hopefully at least it's
being read by a few people. Here's the link. http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2004/may/040518a.html
Watson and Patrick Storey were married on Saturday, June
5 in Lafayette, Indiana. Many alumni were in attendance and
a merry time was had by all. Pic on the left.
Jansen is sojourning in the country of Heidi, peace, and
chocolate: La Swisse. He is working at the TASIS summer program,
along with a number of other possible leisurely people: Julie
Abernethy '04, Zach Akers '05, and Kimon Issigonis '03-'04
(keep searching Kimon...you'll find one someday soon). And
former full-time teacher at The American School in Switzerland,
Daniel J. Corey '04, stopped by Christendom recently to say
that he is now proudly working at a liquor store in Indiana.
For the best discounts in the States call toll free 1-877-MYLIVER.
alumni Ben McMahon, Jeff Sciscilo, Bryan Hadro, and Hugh
O'Donnell (notoriosly known as members of the band Deep
Creek Book Ends) will be performing their wonderful music
at Rappahannock Cellars on July 4th.
Brake '04 just got home from three and a half weeks in
Greece and had a great time. She was over there with Katherine
Melton and Sophia Mascia (both sophomores). They spent 5 days
on Patmos, and also went to Philippi, Thessalonica, and Athens
and saw where St. Paul preached. They also saw the remains
of Aristotle's town. Two days after getting home from Greece,
she flew up to Bloomington, IL, and had a job interview for
teaching high school theology in a Catholic school. She finally
decided to accept the job, so at the end of July, she will
be moving to the midwest and will be teaching Old and New
Testament to freshman and sacraments and intro to moral theology
and Andrea Hepler (both '03) had their first baby on June
19, 2004. Penelope Anne was born at 6:47pm, weighing in at
6lbs 6oz and measuring 19.5 inches. Mother, Father, and Baby
are doing well, even though Baby came 15 days early. See picture
to the right.
from St. Boniface in Lafayette, IN! Niall and Jessica Hickey
(nee Runge) (both '00) and Gwen Adams ('01) are
still living in Lafayette, IN where Jessica Hickey works as
Director of Catechesis and Gwen Adams as Director of Youth
Formation. Niall Hickey is currrently a candidate for the
M. Litt. from the University of Maynouth, Ireland. They've
got one little girl (Bridget Mary or "Bridey") and
another one on the way, due in August. Back for the summer
are many other St. Bonifites who were at Christendom, including
Daniel Corey ('04), Claire & Denver Schafer ('04 &
'01), Bree Dail ('07), Matt Arnett ('06), Joannie Watson ('06)
and Kyle McAtee ('05). Sarah & Andrew Antonio ('03 &
'01) are here as well with a little boy Christopher and
a little girl Mary Grace. We've even got FUTURE Christendom
students, like Tyler McAtee ('08) and this weekend Gwen Adams's
brother Thomas Becket ('08) visiting for the Indiana Fiddler's
Gathering. Besides arranging for Eucharistic processions and
fireworks show downtown for the Feast of Corpus Christi, we're
keeping busy working with our pastor Fr. Timothy Alkire to
coordinate Project Darien, a parish sponsored 2005 study-abroad
program in Ireland for high-school and college students. You
may have seen the signs out at Christendom, but if you haven't--we're
offering a formation in wonder through a total immersion experience
in Catholic Culture, with classes in English, Scripture, History,
Art, Music, and Astronomy, as well as recreational activities
including hiking, sailing, and horseback-riding. We even have
Dr. William and Amy Fahey and Joseph Pearce and wife Susannah
coming to teach. If you've got siblings in highschool or the
first two years of college, the dates are 14 July - 9 August
2005. The price is $2,800 and applications are due 31 October
2004. You can call me (Gwen Adams) at 765-742-1351 or email
email@example.com if you have any questions. Anyone wanting
to make a visit out here to St. Boniface would be well-advised
to come for some of our upcoming big events--the Habsburg
Kaffehaus is open July 10th with "Stagecoach" providing
live music and on August 14th with the 1st Annual Art Show.
I also recommend stopping by for the German Fest on Sept.
4 (beer garden, capture-the-flag, oompah band, bake-off contest,
gambling, & dancing) or the Feast of Christ the King,
Nov. 21 with Vespers, Eucharistic procession, feast &
dancing. Of course, our off days are pleasant, too.
and Leah Coffey had James Stephen Coffey on June 28: 8lbs
14oz., 21 1/2 inches. Leah and son are doing great. Father
Gerard Seguto will baptize him on Sunday.
finally, as is our custom, the continuing saga of one Pearse
Marschner ('01): He will be home from Iraq for a few weeks
after delighting in the charms of Spain and the Canaries with
Franco Madan (part of '95). Pearse will not, in fact, return
for good from Messopotamia but will be returning towards the
end of July to work for the State Department working in Mosul
among the Gnostic Sabaeans who believe John the Baptist was
the Messiah and have to live near rivers, the Zoroastrian
Yazidi who believe happiness lies in jumping over fires and
keeping the Devil placated by not using the letter "S"
which begins the word "Satan," the Nestorian "Syrian
Church of the East", who use the Syriac language in their
liturgy and deny the full Divinity of Christ, the Assyrian
not-quite-Orthodox, Monophysites who use the Assyrian Language
in their Liturgy and deny Christ's full humanity, and the
Chaldean Uniates, ethnically composed of both Syrians and
Assyrians but who are in full alignment with Rome, especially
in regards to sappy folk-style music and minimal use of anything
besides the Vernacular.
17, 2004: Summer Institute
with Cardinal Francis Arinze
2, 2004: Homecoming
9, 2003: Library Dedication
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