The rainy weather didn’t dampen the spirits of the hundreds of Cabrini College/University alumni who returned to campus this past weekend. The weekend had an energetic kick-off at the Philadelphia Phillies game with alumni tailgating at the ballpark. Back on campus on Saturday, sports games, food trucks, tours of the Mansion were on tap followed by a dinner and dance party on Saturday evening in the historic Woodcrest Mansion.
On Sunday, the reunion continued with a special Mass in the Bruckmann Chapel of St. Joseph. Fr. Richard Jasper, ’96 was the celebrant. He delivered an uplifting and inspirational homily saying that although our hearts our deeply saddened by the closing of our beloved alma mater, each of us as alumni have been touched by Mother Cabrini’s ‘education of the heart’ and that we are called to go out into the world to bring the good news of God’s love and compassion to all those we encounter. He exhorted us to be BOLD, as Mother Cabrini was.
The weekend festivities continued with a special showing of the film CABRINI which is scheduled to make its debut in March 2024. Mr. Eustace Wolfington, the force behind the production of the movie, delivered remarks on the genesis of the film to the alumni and their families, faculty and friends.
Following the movie, campus guests were invited to visit the Cabriniana Room in the Holy Spirit Library to view the many artifacts and ephemera of St. Cabrini.
Thanks to the tireless work of the University staff and services, the weekend was a most welcome time of friendship, shared memories, laughter, tears, and gratitude for all that has been.