I read by chance this morning that Msgr. Kevin Irwin, Dean of the School of Theology and Religious Studies at Catholic University of America, will be stepping down from his position effective June 30, 2011.
I wish him well. Msgr. Kevin was my spiritual director for a year when I was a student at the North American College in Rome. At that time, he was the director of Liturgy for the College. It was a great time to have been a student there, for Msgr. Kevin was in house, as was Fr. Henri Nouwen, who was the scholar in residence for my first year. As you know from my previous postings, it was also a time when we saw three popes within a span of two months. Cherished memories.
To read Catholic University’s announcement of his retirement, log on to: Catholic University of America.
Good luck, Msgr. Irwin.