CU Presidential Inauguration

Last week, Creighton University celebrated the inauguration of the University’s 25th President, Fr. Daniel Hendrickson, SJ.  It was a beautiful time at the University.

Many Cortina students were involved in the celebrations and took part in this momentous occasion.

Fr. Hendrickson chose a poem, As Kingfishers Catch Fire, by Fr. Gerard Manly Hopkins, SJ to be the inspiration for the days.  It speaks to the core of the human experience and our capacity to be Christ-bearers.

As Kingfishers Catch Fire

By Gerard Manley Hopkins

As kingfishers catch fire, dragonflies draw flame;
As tumbled over rim in roundy wells
Stones ring; like each tucked string tells, each hung bell’s
Bow swung finds tongue to fling out broad its name;
Each mortal thing does one thing and the same:
Deals out that being indoors each one dwells;
Selves — goes itself; myself it speaks and spells,
Crying Whát I dó is me: for that I came.
I say móre: the just man justices;
Keeps grace: thát keeps all his goings graces;
Acts in God’s eye what in God’s eye he is —
Chríst — for Christ plays in ten thousand places,
Lovely in limbs, and lovely in eyes not his
To the Father through the features of men’s faces.

Former Cortinian, Nico Sandi, created a beautiful video interpretation of the poem for the Inauguration.  It features some familiar faces!

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