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Alumni Spotlight: Phill Wamser, Class of 2013

Name: Phill Wamser Graduation degree and year: Psych 2013 Current location: St. Louis County Hometown: St. Louis City Favorite Newman Memory: I should probably say meeting my wife…but really it was the night that table soccer was accidentally invented…but I guess meeting Jen is a close second…or third. Describe your Newman experience in five words: Lord Gaga haunts my dreams. (Is that too generation specific? I have a…

Prayer for a fruitful school year

Lord, Long after our school days have passed us by, we’re still impacted by the power of a new year beginning. Some of us send our own kids off to school, and some of us merely notice school supplies line shelves, buses join our morning commute, and the crisp change in the air. During this season of change, Lord, we ask that you give grace…

The Wit and Wisdom of Fr. Bill Kottenstette

Remembering Fr. Bill A few weeks ago, we sent out a post on instagram and facebook asking people to share their favorite memory or piece of advice from Fr. Bill. It’s hard to imagine there will eventually be a class of newmanites that will never have known the love and grace this wonderful servant of God had to offer. However, we can find peace knowing…

Meditation on The Precious Blood

July is the month where the Catholic Church meditates on the Precious Blood of Jesus. The blood of Christ is a powerful reality in our faith, and one that plays a daily role. When Jesus gave his life for all sinners, he poured out his blood and gave it to us as a gift, imploring us to recall the weight of that sacrifice again and…

Ben Wolf’s Newman Experience

My senior year of high school, I realized I wanted my faith to be who I was and not just a hobby.” Truman junior, Ben Wolf, knew he was looking to grow in his faith during college. After touring Newman on a campus visit, Ben knew Newman and Truman was where he wanted to be. “My first experience was the Freshman Week BBQ. Everyone was…