Before leaving SNC, many students have been known to climb up onto your lap in the middle of the night—braver students in broad daylight—and take a photograph with you as a St. Norbert keepsake. Do you mind when people sit on your lap and take pictures?
I always enjoy getting to know students, and I am grateful that many have chosen to photograph me for their collection of keepsakes before they leave St. Norbert. However, as I grow older, the need for me to take good care of myself is becoming a top priority. In fact, because of my impending frailty, I will be moving to a new home in a prominent location within the new library when it is built.
I hope that our students and alumni continue to visit me here on campus—reunion weekend is one of my favorite times of the year, as I enjoy seeing you all so very much! I invite you to take photographs with me in a respectful manner, keeping in mind my need to stay in the best shape I can. Hope to see you soon!Do you have any photos taken with me that you’d like to share with others? I’d love to see them! You can e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Responses to “Ask the Abbot” questions are penned by St. Norbert College staff in the name of Abbot Bernard Pennings, O.Praem., who founded St. Norbert College in 1898.