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Xavier Magazine | December 17, 2018

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Winter/Spring 2010

Alma Matters: Planting Seeds

January 1, 2010 |

Several years ago, J. Stephen Smith was ordering drinks in a restaurant when he discovered the bartender was a recent Xavier grad. As is his habit in such situations, Smith, the retired chairman of Smith-Feike-Minton, a Southern Ohio insurance agency, … Read More

A Town Blessing

January 1, 2010 |

As Dan Daly entered Xavier, he found himself in the middle of an internal tug of war. Part of him was considering a life as a diocesan priest. But his zeal for scholarship was pulling him toward the study of … Read More

A Priest’s Path

January 1, 2010 |

In May, Lawrence Schaeper was ordained a priest in the Diocese of Covington, Ky. At age 44, his journey to the priesthood was longer and more circuitous than most, starting with a bachelor’s degree in finance in 1988 and winding … Read More

A Hot Trot

January 1, 2010 |

Steve Minar heard it all. “Are you crazy?” some asked. “Do have some death wish?” others wondered. Some just stood there, silent, with puzzled looks on their faces. Minar’s news was this: He was planning to trek 150 miles across … Read More

A Good Fit

January 1, 2010 |

If you eat at Pizza Hut, grab a rotisserie chicken at Sam’s Club, install a new furnace, switch on a light or have the misfortune to be confined to a hospital bed, there is a good chance you’ve crossed paths … Read More