As many of you may recall, we hosted the Campus Ministry Leadership Institute this past summer. As the CMLI directing team transitions to new team members, I’d like to pass along the words of appreciation from last year’s director, Christine Eberle in her final report:
During my seven years with CMLI, this is the first time that I have experienced it outside the context of a Catholic university. While this presented some challenges (oncampus expenses and communication issues), they were nothing compared to the overwhelming hospitality of the parish staff and especially the parishioners of St. Albert the Great Newman Center. Their volunteers prepared our opening night dinner as well as our barbecue at White Sands—almost an hour away—and did so with good cheer and such generous kindness. Everyone was touched to the core to be received so warmly and fed so well by strangers. It was a wonderful experience of Church for everyone.
I echo the appreciation for the generous hospitality that is so routinely on display here at Newman and the support for campus ministry! Last week I traveled to St. Xavier University in Chicago to begin preparations for the 2016 edition of the CMLI. As I begin a three year term serving as the director of CMLI, I ask for your continued prayerful support.