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1947 was a year of innovation. Chuck Yeager … The first televised World Series … and our Basilian Fathers dove head-first into a bold new concept they had for higher education. It would come to be known as the “University of St. Thomas.”

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In his essay, Superior General of the Basilian Congregation, Fr. Kevin Storey, CSB, weighs in on how a liberal arts education empowers students to experience the world far more profoundly.

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Basilian Fathers


To quote from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid: “Who are those guys?” They are the Basilian Fathers, and they have a fascinating story.

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A Basilian Under Every Tree


The affable and wise Very Rev. Kevin Storey, CSB, stopped by campus to talk to the community about “What it Means to Be Catholic: Our Basilian Heritage & Catholic Identity.” He ended his conversation by answering audience questions. From the back of the room, a question was posed that is at the heart of this article.

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