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The Walls Must Go Up
Deacon Moynihan oversees a wall pour in May 2012.
Each time we embark on a construction project, I am reminded that changing the future of a under-developed, disadvantaged country involves a lot of hard human labor. There are no purely intellectual solutions. Whether it is environmental cleanup or expanding educational opportunities, all change for the better requires hard, physical labor. There is no way around it. To keep that in mind, I take a turn at the shovel whenever possible. It keeps me from coming up with big ideas with no legs to support them. Although at 45, my legs are starting to get a bit shaky.
We also make sure all students and staff members take a turn as well. Constantly elevating work prevents it from being thought of in a classicist or predestined manner. To this end, our need to build again does provide an opportunity to strengthen our community through manifestation of our charism.