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Thanksgiving Message

Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010
Thanksgiving Message

Dear Colleagues and Friends, 

The approach of Thanksgiving reminds us all of the tradition of pausing and giving thanks for blessings received.  It is a holiday that is truly an American feast, the annual remembrance of the ways that we have been graced as individuals and as a nation. For a campus such as ours, we particularly need to recall how very fortunate we are to be part of this extended Santa Clara “family.”  So many contribute to the spirit and well being of campus life that I feel amazingly blessed in my role.  All of you enable the university to create this special atmosphere where we focus on students and their growth and development as intelligent, caring, and ethical persons.  My prayer for you in this season is that you find some quiet time to reflect on your blessings and express thanks in the ways that are appropriate to your spiritual traditions.  I shall remember all of you and your families with great gratitude in my Mass and prayers on Thanksgiving Day. 

With best wishes,

Michael E. Engh, S.J.

President

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