Forward. Always Forward. Everywhere Forward.

by Ray Reuter on January 3, 2019

“Forward, always forward, everywhere forward! We must not be held back by debts, bad years, or by difficulties of the times. Man’s adversity is God’s opportunity.”  ~Archabbot Boniface Wimmer, O.S.B.

I have been extremely fortunate to have three sons graduate from Benedictine College (BC) in Atchison, KS. The BC Ravens football team played in the NAIA National Championship game this year, the first time ever in history. Although they lost, BC was a winner in terms of fan support, sportsmanship, character. On their run to the championship, this phrase spoken by Boniface Wimmer, O.S.B., which is imbedded in the BC culture, was often proclaimed …


These inspirational words come to mind as we begin a new year of life and living. A new year typically brings a mix of hope, anxiety, anticipation, uncertainty, wonder, awe, fear. Yet win or lose, good or bad, fortune or misfortune, opportunity or challenges, it is powerful reminder … FORWARD. ALWAYS FORWARD.

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