Little Medical Marvel

Facts of Life

“A North Carolina family is celebrating a medical marvel,” reported Feb. 16.

A baby born at just 14 weeks gestation is doing well.

“Their daughter, E’Layah Pegues, was one of the smallest babies ever born who survived. She’s now at home with her parents. She weighed 10 ounces at birth, and after nearly 20 weeks in the hospital, she finally got to leave with her family.”

Cistercian Father Thomas Esposito says of discerning one’s college choice, ‘There has to be something that tugs at you and makes you want to investigate it further. And then the personal encounter comes in the form of a visit or a chat with a student or alumnus who communicates with the same enthusiasm or energy about the place. And then that love of a place can be a seed which germinates in your own heart through prayer.’

Choose a College With a Discerning Mind and Heart

Cistercian Father Thomas Esposito, assistant professor of theology at the University of Dallas (UD) and subprior (and former vocations director) of the Cistercian Abbey of Our Lady of Dallas, drew from his experience as both a student and now monastic religious to help those discerning understand the parallels between religious and college discernment.