St. Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology
Letter from the Editors

Dear Reader,

Welcome to the tour!  We’ve got the spectrum of Life to witness, the wide range of human emotion and experience to explore, and only 24 hours in which to accomplish it.  Our 2013-14 Student Publications staff, with the gracious contributions of so many talented artists, has prepared a special experience for you, and we cannot wait to show it to you.  Please keep your seat in its coziest position, keep your hands and feet inside the vehicle at all times, and allow us to share with you a few insights to the work which you are about to witness.

Our primary purpose in constructing this year’s edition of Suggested Readings has been to make the issue a composition of compositions, a work of art composed of many separate works of art.  The theme for the issue is “Colors of the Day, as a Metaphor for Life.”  Reminiscent of the ups and downs of Life, Color and Time occur in related cycles of light and darkness, warmth and coldness, rest and weariness, etc.  Color and time play a large role both in the individual submissions contained in this issue, and in the issue in general, and we hope that this will enrich your experience of the texts.

To all of our generous contributors we extend our sincere gratitude, whether or not their works were finally accepted for publication.  A special word of thanks to Fr. Denis, to Suggested Readings editors from previous years, and to all who have through their advice and assistance helped to make this work of art what it is: Many Thanks!

Robert Healey
2nd Philosophy – Tulsa

Ross Caniglia
1st Philosophy – Sioux City

Kelly Edwards
Art and Design
1st Theology – Oklahoma City

Aaron Foshee
Publications Manager
3rd Theology – Oklahoma City

Deacon Michael Keucher
Editor and Director of Online Publications
3rd Theology – Indianapolis

Ryan McCandless
Editor and Design
1st Theology – Salina

Charles Peñalosa
Editor, Formatting, and Design
2nd Theology – Indianapolis

Tyler Tenbarge
Art and Design
2nd Theology – Evansville

"The Last Sunset" by Robert Healey