Readers Write

Readers Write

Editor’s note: In June, we invited you to take Mother Antonia on the road. Many of you did and your images are still coming in

See more photos here or search #WheresAntonia on Twitter and Instagram.

My name is Kathleen McLean Kinkead, Class of 1973. Attached (right) is a picture of Mother Antonia with her niece, Antonia McHugh McLean ’48 (my mom), and Antonia Kinkead Barcel, Mother Antonia’s great, great, great niece (my granddaughter). This photo was taken about three months prior to my mother’s death on July 4, 2016.
— Kathleen McLean Kinkead ’73, St. Paul

St. Catherine University Magazine never fails to inspire and move me, representing as it does a very special place with a particularly kind approach to education. Thanks for sending it my way.
— Carol DeBoer-Langworthy, former staff, Providence, RI 

I always love receiving the magazine. So many good stories and features that make me proud to be an alumna!
— Molly Davy ’12, New York City

I’m writing to commend you for the article “Switching Gears” (summer 2017). I am surprised more is not written about this topic as I imagine many St. Kate’s graduates could tell similar stories of switching vocations at least once — or more — in their lives. I have young adult daughters, all navigating their routes to careers. What I have consistently reminded them is that a liberal arts degree — in any major — trains one in the basic abilities of thinking, communicating, analyzing. Skills applicable to many fields of work.

My daughters look at the road of my vocations as if they were inevitable, logical. Of course not! It’s been an unpredictable and fulfilling journey. I hope I have modeled to them that no matter the field they are drawn to — and what that is will likely change over their lifetime — they have the skills to succeed. Having a passion for what you do is critical to succeeding at it. The path of vocation may well be crooked — but oh, so interesting.
— Louise Healey Henderson ’86, Indianapolis, Ind.

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Cut-out of Mother Antonia with her niece and great-great-great-niece.

Cut-out of Mother Antonia with her niece and great-great-great-niece.

@stkateBIO Jun 21
Nice to see alum Bridget Newman ’08 on cover of @StKate mag.

@mjmyersaries June 21
Cool to see what Dr. Pasricha and her students are doing with 3-D printing! (above, middle)

In “Portraits of Growth” (summer 2017), we asked: Do you remember your first year at St. Kate’s?

bookmjeno: I met the two best friends of my life. Still in close contact even though we live 4–5 hrs apart!

mnjenrn: I brought my comforter from my bed at home. And for my birthday in January, my crafty roommate made me matching pillows!

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