Fr. Joe recently gave a commencement address at the 2011 United World College - Nordic Red Cross graduation ceremony. In his address, Fr. Joe deconstructs The Hobbit as he gives the graduating students advice on how to give back as young adults.

Our children have been attending the United World College in Norway on academic scholarships for the past eight years. As Fr. Joe notes in his address, our first United World College graduating student (and a graduate of our Mercy Kindergartens), Ms. Wanwisa Promsote, is currently earning her doctoral degree in neuroscience in the US.