Today marks the first day of classes at Benedictine College; over the weekend the monks extended some Benedictine hospitality, assisting the students as they moved into their dorm rooms. As students pulled into the driveway they were first greeted by President Stephen Minnis who was glad to have the monks participation in move-in day. "We’re always excited to have the monks join us as a part of move in day," President Minnis said, "it’s a tremendous demonstration of Benedictine hospitality to have them help us welcome our new students to campus. They’re presence also provides a calming influence, ensuring the parents that their children are in good hands here at Benedictine College."
Mary Asher, a Benedictine College alumna and friend of the monks, was on hand to document move in day. Every year Mary takes photos of the monks and she is always impressed with what she sees: "Watching the monks interact with the incoming freshmen and their families was wonderful. Having the presence of the monks on campus that day is very special and I know is greatly appreciated by those moving in. As stated in The Rule of St. Benedict, 'All guests who present themselves are to be welcomed as Christ.' This hospitality truly is evident on the BC Move-in days when the monks go out of their way to welcome all guests to campus."
Be sure to check out the great video, 'They'll always be your baby' from Benedictine College.