Vol. I - No. I - St. Francis Seraphic Seminary Nov. 1, 1924



After strenuous drilling our Seminary Band was in royal shape for the Holy Name Parade on Sunday, October 12. As usual, the applause that greeted the band's arrival in Cincinnati and during the parade approached as near as possible the threshold of profanity on so solemn an occasion. However, the students were not pricked with thorns of scruples, but played with even greater zest whenever the crowded streets cheered them.

Our Seminary Band has had a reputation of being one of the best in the parade, and the students have this year, as in the past, lived up to this reputation. Despite the fatiguing walk, none of the members lagged or complained. Naturally enough, one look at our little drum major, Mr. Senn, strutting along with baton swinging high in air, inspired the hearts of our musicians.

At the procession of the Blessed Sacrament in the ball park, our band alternated with St. Vincentta in playing sacred numbers, and had the rare privilege of furnishing the music at the Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament, the climax of the afternoon ceremonies.

George Luber 26



With the arrival of Brother Michael O.F.M., of Allegheny NY, landscaping activities on the ground of our new home have taken on new color. Gratifying progress has already been made by our own brothers, in leveling and filling in, and it remains for Bro. Michael to add the finishing touches. His abilities are certainly of the rarest, as he ranks high among the leading landscape gardeners of the country, having been affiliated for a long time with the government agricultural department et Washington.


To Brother Nicholas and the other brothers a large portion of credit is due. Here and there a light green patch tells the story of their incessant labor during the past month. If the good God grants us a week or two of good weather, everything will be in first class condition, and each seed and plant will be ready to burst forth in all its splendor at the first glimpse of the spring sun.

Steven Calme - '25



Among the sweetest memories of old St. Francis, that of last year's class is the greenest. When we think of the true blue college spirit, their faces crowd our memory. Theirs was truly the spirit that this paper aims to express, and they can read it with the secret satisfaction that they helped nurture the spirit that is now finding flower. Allow me, then to introduce to you their names as they appear in the Franciscan roll call:

Friars Theophil Cook, Eric Geisen, Columban Boylson, Friedbert Adams, Brucard Fisher, Wilfred Humbert, Emery Davies, Juniper Huckenbeck, Antonellus James, Hillary Schneider, Cartesian Sand, and Norbert Oldergeering. It is our hope that their progress be rapid in the spiritual life, and that they cease not to pray for us who are following them in the "Via Franciscana."

Leo Linesch - '25







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It has often been observed by students and quondam students alike, that a seminary paper was a something "most devoutly to be wished." The need of such a medium for student, sentiment, wit, and learning has always been an imperative one, and more so now than ever, for the quiet and retirement of our new home are peculiarly conducive to that enlargement of school spirit and increase of literary endeavour, which make a college paper possible, nay, almost indispensable. It is our purpose, then, to direct these tendencies into journalistic channels, that the learning and wit of the inspired few might write itself out to the enlightenment and diversion of all our readers. We intend, in like manner, to give herein such bits of news as may be of interest to whomever may chance to read, to keep our alumni in touch with their Alma Mater, and to keep everyone informed of passing events in our seminary.



Brown and White! What a name to conjure up all the lofty ideals of one whom we all hope to emulate, our holy father, St. Francis. Brown for the habit, and White for the knotted cord, ever a reminder of the heroic virtues: poverty, chastity, and obedience.

A veritable storehouse of significance lurks in the name. Brown as applied to things Franciscan, signifies simplicity of heart. It embraces at once all those simple and beautiful qualities of lowliness, humbleness, poverty, absence of display, lack of wealth, indifference to fame and honor, in short, it means the humility of spirit so pleasing to God. "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."

The Franciscan cord of white signifies the immaculate state of heart to which we should all aspire. It holds before us purity of life, lofty ambitions, pure and unselfish motives, as virtues to acquire all for the glory of God.