75 years ago today...
...September 8, 1939, the first (male) residents moved into newly-constructed Breen-Phillips Hall. It remained a male dorm until August 1973, when it became the second dorm (after neighboring Farley Hall in 1972-1973) to house ND’s women undergraduates.
Today’s B-P residents are known as the “Babes.” I have a hard time envisioning my B-P mate, Mike “The Bear” Webster, being called a “babe”………not that he isn’t a fine looking person in his own right-LOL. Pink is their chosen hall color…………..I don’t recall The Bear ever wearing pink………., as you will also see will see in these great photos by Tess Rawlins taken during the Open House held on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend (the ND-Rice game).
And, these impressive ladies have a wonderful tradition once a month of “Sundaes on Sunday.” Following a Sunday evening hall Mass in the Chapel of Saint Francis of Assisi.
The anniversary quilt with signatures of former residents contains squares of B-P tee-shirts during the past few years.
The presider of the post-game Mass after the ND-Rice Game (August 30) was Fr. Jarrod Waugh, CSC ’08, ’12 M.Div., assistant director of vocations for the U.S. Province of Priests & Brothers, Congregation of Holy Cross. Sundaes were served after the Mass.