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Guardians of Beauty and Hope

The title for this film series was borrowed from Pope Francis when he introduced a Christmas 2020 concert and referred to the performing musicians as guardians of beauty. As Loyola Academy prepares to break ground on its new $27 million Leemputte Family Theater and arts center in April 2021, with an anticipated grand opening in Fall 2022, we asked Rambler alumni to reflect on a variety of prompts, such as: What does this favorite quote of Dorothy Day from Fyodor Dostoevsky mean to you: "Beauty will change the world."? At a time when many schools are cutting arts programming, why is Loyola's investment in the arts important? What do you think are the benefits of arts programming for all students, both for artists and non-artists alike? What did you personally get out of the arts programming at Loyola? Why is it important to share art with the community at-large? What is the value of artistic collaboration? In a word, what would a world without art be like? Here are their self-filmed responses.

Special Note: This web page will be updated frequently, so check back for more alumni reflections.
    • Guardians of Hope and Beauty

      Zachary Aldana '12

    • Guardians of Hope and Beauty

      Bill Brandstrader '88 and Patrick Adler '21

    • Guardians of Hope and Beauty

      Richard Bailey '13

    • Guardians of Hope and Beauty

      Emily Fargo White '13

    • Guardians of Hope and Beauty

      Pat Finn '83

    • Guardians of Hope and Beauty

      McKenzie Leider '17

    • Guardians of Hope and Beauty

      Tommy McNamara '08

    • Guardians of Hope and Beauty

      Phil Metres '88

    • Guardians of Hope and Beauty

      John Musker '71

    • Guardians of Hope and Beauty

      James Ryan '91

    • Guardians of Hope and Beauty

      Maggie Simons '13

    • Guardians of Hope and Beauty

      Grace Stuart '14

    • Guardians of Hope and Beauty

      Sofi Torres-Kennedy '17

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