Michael J. Kerrigan

Faithfulness

I could not think of a more uplifting message to share with the readers of the Character Building Project during the Christmas season than the following address of my friend and neighbor, David Rathburn, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Grove City College. While currently undergoing the traumatic challenges of stage three cancer, David has kept the faith that he learned many years ago from his parents and his college community.

When I was a student here I didn’t have very much money, so I found numerous jobs to allow me to buy gas and late night food at Pizza Villa – a place long since closed that few around here probably remember it right by the Guthrie Theater.

I shoveled snow (and we had a lot of it in the late 70’s), I wrote sports stories about Grove City athletics for the Butler Eagle and Sharon Herald,… Continue reading

A recent post asked, how will your obituary be written? Ever since being university trained by the Jesuits and more recently after reading Cicero’s, “On a Life Well Spent,” I have purposely devoted much thought to the closely related question of “What makes life worth living?” Continue reading

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