Bishop gives blessing for St. Ambrose’s North Hall

Bishop Martin Amos blesses the newest residence building, North Hall, at St. Ambrose University in Davenport Oct. 4.

DAVENPORT — North Hall, the newest residence hall building on the campus of St. Ambrose University, received a blessing Oct. 4. Students, faculty and staff participated in the ceremony at which Bishop Martin Amos presided.
The $10 million building which features a four-floor residence hall with suites and apartment-style rooms was built to help ensure that all students wanting to live on campus could do so. Bush Construction Co. was the main contractor for the project, completed just in time for students moving in at the start of the academic year.
“After much work and prayer by so many in the St. Ambrose community we are ready to bless and dedicate our new residence hall building,” Bishop Amos said. “We pray that God’s presence will always be felt here and discovered in the hearts of all who live and study here.”
A student read from the Letter of St. Paul the Ephesians that spoke of what it means to be members of the household of God. Through Jesus Christ “the whole structure is fitted together and grows into a temple sacred to the Lord; in him you also are being built together into a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.” (Ephesians 2:19-22)
Through intercessions read by individual students, staff and faculty members, the gathering prayed for present and future residents, those who work in the building, those who teach and guide the students and all who support the university.
“This hall provides a great opportunity for students to live and study,” observed St. Ambrose President Sister Joan Lescinski, CSJ, in closing remarks.
Barb Arland-Fye

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