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About villastjean

Villa St. Jean was a Marianist school in Fribourg, Switzerland, from 1903-1970. This blog site is intended as a forum for Villa alumni to share memories, pictures and connections.

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Villa St. Jean International & Facebook

Two concepts that seemingly never should be linked — the black and white world of the Villa from long ago and Facebook.. Once you’re past the shock, know there’s a Villa Boys group here: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_160883700608559&ap=1 It’s the work of Christian … Continue reading

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Hello World

A post Vox-to-Wordpress VSJ blog export test Add message from the Bossuet Materials Support Committee Florida Triage Team.

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Emergency, vsj alumni — our blog is on life-support

All: Vox announced last week that it's shutting down.The editor of the villastjean blog, having flown solo for five years here, must turn his attention back to his job.So we're seeking help from anyone in the Villa fold who might … Continue reading

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Spring break, 1967…

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Music inspired by VSJ’s ‘Sufferin’ Kind’

OK, Villa tech neanderthals, you’ll have to read this report from Cliff Thompson slowly… Once you’ve got the idea (new music recorded online and inspired by the  late/great villa house band, there’s audio at the end.. More on the band … Continue reading

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Lawler (vsj ’68) atop Africa

Please excuse our tardiness.. Today, we have a photograph of Brian Lawler, Villa class of ’68 and now a Seattle attorney, atop Mount Kilimanjaro.. Brian is with his guide near Uhuru Peak. More information is available here. Read and post … Continue reading

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Lawler and the Dark Continent

Brian Lawler, Seattle attorney, outdoorsman and Villa alumni, class of ’68, is now preparing to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. (19,341 feet) You’ll recall from previous dispatches that Lawler has completed three trans-Alpine races. We will update the Villa community as dispatches … Continue reading

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Di Palma in the Middle Kingdom…

Yes, it’s true that Kevin Di Palma (vsj ’67) remains teaching English in rural China. To that end we offer this recent photograph, mailed to the Villa Alumni offices world headquarters. Kevin also provided this links to better understand his … Continue reading

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The MacIntyre-Dorrance legacy…

What are the odds that an Indie band would have two connections to the long-closed Villa? From a note from ’68 graduate Steve MacIntyre to his colleagues… … today, Cole, my stepson, called to tell me that he had news … Continue reading

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