Thursday, October 10, 2013

New De La Salle Christian Brothers statue, Brother James Miller bust dedicated

Brother William greets benefactors of the De La Salle Christian Brothers statue including, from left: Brian Thomas (representing the class of 2013); Frances and Robert Skemp and Jan and Bernie Wagnild.

Maria Glenski does a reading for the dedication ceremony.

The new De La Salle Christian Brothers statue on the Winona campus plaza was dedicated during a brief ceremony on Oct. 4. The statue honors the De La Salle Christian Brothers’ 80 years of service to Saint Mary’s. Benefactors of the project, Bernie and Jan Wagnild, Robert ’49 and Frances Perry CST ’51 Skemp, and the Class of 2013, were recognized.

A new bust of 1966 alumnus Brother James Miller, for whom Residencia Santiago Miller is named, was dedicated Oct. 8 during an informal ceremony. The bust is located just off of the path between the Residencia and Brother Leopold Hall. Brother James was doing “God’s work” of bringing education, faith and hope to marginalized Guatemalans when he was shot and killed on Feb. 13, 1982 by four masked gunmen while mending a wall outside the De La Salle Casa Indigena where he worked.

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