at Alumni Reunion or
Homecoming on campus.
ding, or what was it that
brought us together once
again as friends? We so enjoy
taking time with one another.
At our best, we truly love life as
Bonnies, don't we? And I know
and believe we want to share
the best of life with others.
say that a lot of what it means
to be a Bonnie is to enjoy life to
its last drop and want to offer
the cup of joy to others.
this at your desk or your fa-
vorite chair on a deck, on a
over the years, Fr. Dan Riley has touched the lives of thousands of St. Bonaventure students on
their educational and faith journeys. As National Alumni Chaplain, Fr. Dan offers this special
reflection (below) and prayer to you, the alumni and friends of St. Bonaventure University.
we are always interested in the lives of
those we grew up with at St. Bonaventure
University and how others are living their
lives today. On the preceeding pages, you
and I had a chance to enter into the life of
a few other Bonnies.
down and rest and breathe and feel for a
moment how good life is. As the late Fr.
Dan Hurley would say, "Life is good." It is
the good life that we have and we can
share with others.
and ancient world religions of which I am
aware. People everywhere and for all time
have had a "way," a practice for these.
lives -- to reach from our chair, our home
the joy of living, offer them what they
need to live joyfully.
are already one!" He learned something
about that at Bona's, as have we. And so
we enter into our lives in other places, tast-
ing and seeing, looking for and wanting to
help others be whole, be holy and be one.
us pray for a moment along with others
who have found their way to serve others.
after Jesus washed our feet he said, "You
call me teacher -- for indeed I am -- if I
have washed your feet, you ought to wash
each other's feet." Somehow, we learned
this as Bonnies. Somehow, we want to let
the world know.