Father Kevin kicks off his new blog

Father Kevin Grimditch, chaplain, answers questions about his new blog, the 2016 World Youth Day trip and the upcoming school year.

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Ellee Forsythe

Father Kevin

Sydney Missigman, Writer

Q: What will be the focus of your blog?

A: “I certainly want to focus on whatever interests the girls, the readers. I will include tips on spirituality and prayer, the lives of the saints and how they can influence us. I might also include pop culture or any controversial topics that might be in the news and how to address some of those issues.”

Q: Have you ever written a blog before? If so, for what?

A: “I have. I wrote a blog for a year when I was studying in Rome. It was a good way to keep family and friends in touch with the different things I was doing.”

Q: Can Xavier expect to find any news about the 2016 World Youth Day trip in your blog?

A: “I hope so! Especially when we get closer to the trip, I’ll talk about the preparations and excitement of the experiences ahead.”

Q: What are you most looking forward to about World Youth Day?

A: “I’m looking forward to being in a crowd that big, as scary as it might seem! We will encounter young people from all over the world. It will be a powerful experience to pray all together.”

Q: How will this blog help spread the Gospel message to the Xavier Community?

A: “Hopefully it can show the different aspects of the faith. I like comparing the faith to a symphony; there are so many aspects and so many beautiful parts. The more you learn about the faith, the more beauty it takes on. I want to expand on what readers may already know from theology class or mass.”

Q: How often will you be posting on your blog?

A: “My goal is every other week.”

Q: As we begin the new school year, do you have any religious or academic advice for Xavier students?

A: “Enjoy the search for knowledge and wisdom. The world is a wonderful place; therefore, we should wonder at its greatness and the diversity that’s there… don’t just worry about grades!”