THE GANNON KNIGHT

Finding God on Gannon’s Campus

April 9, 2014

In a little over a week, we will celebrate the resurrection of Christ, and this Easter celebration comes with a price. We sit with Christ and the apostles on Holy Thursday during the Seder meal. We enter into the passion with...

Finding God on Gannon’s Campus

March 26, 2014

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. In verdant pastures he gives me repose; beside restful waters he leads me; he refreshes my soul.” (Psalm 23) Psalm 23 is very often used at funerals.  The many wakes that I have...

Finding God on Gannon’s Campus

March 12, 2014

The season of Lent is a time of preparation.  There is a lot with that preparation that goes a long way.  If we are waiting for a special friend or family member, we may go to the store and buy some food and beverages that we...

Finding God on Gannon’s Campus

February 19, 2014

Even for Erie natives, the snow has worn out its welcome.  The continued bombardment of the wintery mess and lack of a vacation day in February have left most of us pleading for “old-man winter” to leave. I don’t know...

Finding God on Gannon’s Campus

February 5, 2014

Where were you when I needed you?  You promised that you would never leave me. These are the questions that are often asked when we suffer a tragedy.  The tragedy can come in many forms that affect us in different ways –...

Finding God on Gannon’s Campus

January 22, 2014

I hope that you all had a great break.  There is something special about being able to return home and see the family after an extended amount of time away. I was thinking about the journey that I took to visit my family. ...

Finding God on Gannon’s Campus

November 20, 2013

I was having a conversation with a student this week about God.  I asked if he objected to me writing about our conversation and that what we talked about may touch the heart of a person who shared our thoughts. The topic...

Finding God on Gannon’s Campus

November 6, 2013

I remember being concerned about an article published in The Gannon Knight about a year ago, titled “Persico reflects on first weeks with Gannon.” In the article Persico said: “I had an opportunity to not meet students,...

Finding God on Gannon’s Campus

October 23, 2013

Midterm grades are out. I hope you have done well and if you didn’t get the results that you thought you would, no worries; you still have time How do we get where we are going?  First, we need to have a destination or a...

Finding God on Gannon’s Campus

October 2, 2013

The campus is busy and full of action.  Gannon has many events students can take part in to bring a sense of community to this familial environment. One of the popular traditions on campus is the recruitment of fraternity...

Finding God on Gannon’s Campus

September 18, 2013

Over the weekend, I was watching some birds eating bread crumbs. They were all jumping around and pecking the food.  They had no worries. “Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns,...

Finding God on Gannon’s Campus

April 24, 2013

The events of the past week in Boston have prompted a time when we can really get our fists up in the air and say some pretty ugly things. When there is a great evil that involves the heart of the United States, there is never...

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