University of San Francisco - USF Don Yearbook (San Francisco, CA)

 - Class of 1955

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´╗┐ University of San Francisco 1SSS University of San Francisco -1955

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´╗┐ADMINISTRATION In October, 1855, Father Anthony Maraschi, S.J., and his small group of associates opened St. Ignatius Co on Market Street between Fourth and Fifth Streets, the present site of the Emporium. While some men searched hills for gold, others found a far richer treasure within the walls of the little Jesuit college. In its first year I were only about twenty-five pupils, but by 1858 the enrollment had increased to seventy-five. Progress was begin to assert itself.



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´╗┐ FATHER RECTOR Rev. William J. Tobin, S. J. My Dear Graduates: In this Centennial Year we celebrate the tact that one hundred years ago the foundation stone of Saint Ignatius Church was dedicated, and the University of San Francisco, then known as Saint Ignatius Academy, opened its doors for the first time for the reception of students. The story of the tiny Mustard Seed, as related in the Sacred Scripture, that grew and developed in great proportions, is the story of our Jesuit Church and University in the City of St. Francis. Believing that the soul is the more valuable part of a man, and that Religion is the greatest thing in all the world, the pioneer priests of the Society of Jesus began their endeavors with the care of souls and the Catholic Education of young men. From a humble and modest beginning, the fruit of their work surpassed all expectations. The Kingdom of Heaven was brought to hundreds and thousands. As the decades rolled by, God blessed their Jesuit successors, too. Today the University Church is more beautiful, more inviting than ever. The excellent Arts and Science Building, the attractive new Richard A. Gleeson Library, and the soon-to-bo-completed Students Residence and Students Union Building, are the splendid developments of a century gone by. Yet the greatest splendor of all is the constant care of souls and the Catholic Education of young men. They are the worthwhile things, and God alone can measure the wonderful spiritual success of one hundred years. My dear Graduates, you are an essential part of that long line of splendor that has passed through the portals of our University. To you has been imparted a Catholic Education that is filled with Christian Truths and Christian Morality. These are the principles that will make you loyal to the will of God, kind to your fellow-man, and truthful to yourselves. Let us thank God and His Blessed Mother for the accomplishments of the past. Let us pray that in the second hundred years our University will be richly blessed with grace that shall ever increase the greater honor and glory of God.

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