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The words of Blessed John Paul II ring loud in my head.  As we prepare display case after display case of his works, I cannot use all of the library’s books of the Pope’s travels, writings and poetry.   We’ve dug deep and found a few personal photos of Cardinal Wojtyla with our own Monsignor Milewski and Monsignor Ziemba.   Of course, the storyboards of His Holiness’s life, a gift from the Archdiocese of Detroit and the kayak that Karol Wojtyla enjoyed here at Orchard Lake are even more special to us now.

Please take a moment to reflect upon our many blessings here at Orchard Lake and all that is yet to come.

 

 

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Congratulations!

Well, if these Library walls could speak, I’m sure they would be singing with joy.   Even with near blizzard conditions, the sun was shining on these four seniors:

2014 letters

Pictured left to right above:  Seniors Israel Helms (Wayne State University), Jeremy Schram (Butler University), Jalen Watts-Jackson (Michigan State University) &  Spencer Hurst (Grand Valley State University) all signed their letters of intent to play football today in the lower level of the Adam Cardinal Maida Alumni Library.

 

Election Alert for February 25th!

Many Michigan communities to host elections Feb. 25!  Polls open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Is there an election in your community?  Visit michigan.gov/vote for more information on local elections, sample ballots, absentee voting, and much more.

To find out if there’s an election in your area, click here

 

Happy Chinese New Year! Welcome The Year of the Horse

Those born under this sign are known to possess good communication skills and are cheerful and stubborn. They crave success, and they are popular and talented.

For those who want to join in on the festivities, below are a few sayings, greetings and proverbs to usher in the new year:

Sayings:

Greet the New Year and encounter happiness.

迎春接福 Yíngchúnjiēfú

 May all your wishes be fulfilled.

萬事如意 Wànshìrúyì

Greetings for Year of the Horse:

 Get wealthy quick

马上有钱 Mǎshàng yǒu qián

Best wishes for the Year of the Horse

马年大吉 Mǎ nián dàjí

Success is on its way

马到成功 Mǎdàochénggōng

 

Some Proverbs for Year of the Horse:

If you want 1 year of prosperity, grow grain. If you want 10 years of prosperity, grow trees. If you want 100 years of prosperity, grow people.

If you want happiness for a lifetime, help someone else.

A closed mind is like a closed book; just a block of wood.

Forget the favors given; remember those received.

If Heaven made someone, earth can find some use for them.

“I heard” is good; “I saw” is better.

 

The Destruction of the Polish Elite – Operation AB – Katyn – Now on Display

The Adam Cardinal Maida Alumni Library welcomes the Polish Mission exhibition, Operation AB – Katyn. The installation is on display from Monday, December 2, 2013 through Friday, December 13, 2013 at the Adam Cardinal Maida Alumni Library.  Hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm and Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.  Admission is free and open to the public.

About the Exhibition: Operation AB – Katyn is a multi-panel educational project that aims to shed light on the cooperative efforts of Nazi Germany and the U.S.S.R. to systematically exterminate the elites of the Polish population in WWII. Using never-before-seen photographs and avant-garde scholarship, the panels are an invitation to learn about the horrendous crimes against the Polish people, and to raise questions about accountability for actions. Those crimes perpetrated by the Soviet Union, described collectively as the Katyn Massacre, have never been prosecuted.

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Not sure how to cite it? Use these tools to get it right –

 

Working on research can be a long, arduous task.  Use these online tools to help lighten the load during those late nights.  During the daytime, stop by the library for citation help.

Bibme.org

This citation machine allows you to create a free account and keep several bibliographies saved.  Explains citations methods for MLA, APA Chicago and Turabian.

Son of Citation

Provides an interactive tool to help create reference citations for research papers. Includes various print and electronic resources.

Be warned:  both sites are FREE, so both have pop up ads.  And always check your work to insure accuracy.  If you need a second set of eyes, please ask a librarian.  Happy citing!

 

 

 

Seminary Students – Writing Center Times & Sign Up Information

The Writing Center tutors have a sheet available outside of the CAC 107- Seminary Computer Laboratory to sign your name and reserve a spot for a tutoring session.

The tutoring hours are:

Jackie Jones – Tuesdays 2:30pm -6:00pm

Jessica Vigorito – Thursdays 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Reserve your spot today!  The semester ends sooner than you think!

 

Eucharistic Adoration Exhibition – September 25 – October 17, 2013 @ Shrine Chapel

 

Please join our community as we humbly adore this international exhibition which consists of an extensive collection of photographs and historical records representing a sampling of ancient and modern Eucharistic Miracles that have taken place in various parts of the world. The collection was first assembled by the Vatican and now we are pleased to share it with our Orchard Lake community.

This Exhibition will be on our Campus displayed in the St. Mary’s Shrine Chapel accessible for viewing daily from 8:00am – 8:00pm, beginning September 25 through October 17, 2013. We hope you are able to be part of this miracle.

This event sponsored by OLS Eucharistic Adoration Group and the Faustinum.

 

 

Comprehensive Examination – The Reverend Mr. Michael Sommervell – September 27, 2013

 

Comprehensive Examination in partial fulfillment for the degree of Master of Arts (Theology) at SS. Cyril and Methodius Seminary will be conducted on the following day:

27 September 2013, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, CAC 109

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