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Friday, 08 May 2009

As I near the end of my college years, the time has come for some much needed reflection.

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Alzbeta Voboril
Unfortunately, reflection time has been shoved aside by final projects, studying, last get-togethers and lunches in the café, newspaper deadlines and every other emer¬gency that has decided to pop up in my last lingering moments at Benedictine College.

It may be that the time for reflec¬tion has yet to come. Reflection will be waiting in my favorite book, wrapped in my warmest quilt at home.

Now is the time for tasting each moment.

It is time to make promises to keep in touch to those to whom we have been permanently bond¬ed to by Benedictine College. It is time to promise ourselves that we will keep those promises, not only for their sake, but also for our own. Those connections to our years at Benedictine will continu¬ally remind us of the need for true friend¬ship, for faith and for a constant search of new discoveries.

It is time to exchange our last caf¬eteria conversations and brief pleasantries with those we may never see again, but will remain impacted by for the rest of our lives. At Benedictine College we learned we cannot be friends with all those we admire, but we can always learn from those around us.

It is time to visit our Lord in Mass or Adoration at Benedictine for the last time as a student. When we return as alumni, it is the smell of the Abbey and creak of the kneelers in St. Martin’s Chapel that will bring back mem¬ories of the seeds of faith that were planted here.

It is time to say good-bye to this place that has made such an imprint on our personalities. It is time to pack our things and move forward.

This is the way in which we will continue our legacy as Benedictine’s: by continuing to move on, to move forward and love all as we were so well loved here.


Alzbeta Voboril is a senior from Wichita, Kan. majoring in mass communications and art. She can be reached at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


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