Dear Members of the Prep Community,
In the season of Christmas we are called to reflect on the mystery of the Incarnation in our lives. The commemoration of the birth of Jesus is an acknowledgement of Emmanuel, the Word Made Flesh, God Dwelling among us. We use the gift of lights to remind us how light conquers darkness. We have the custom of gift giving to share what we have with others as an expression of love. The reality of the Incarnation is that God’s love needed to take concrete form. Saint Ignatius reminded us: “Love ought to manifest itself in deeds rather than words.” Pope Francis continues to teach us that reality by example.
Here at Prep, our faculty and staff witness to the power of light and love through their teaching and examples of service to our young men. They, in turn, reach out through the food pantry, our Adopt-a-Family program and other acts of service to help the needy in our area. We are grateful to you, our alumni, families and friends, who sustain all of our efforts with your prayers, presence and support.
We celebrate the reality of the Incarnation, not only God’s gift of love to us, but also the power to share that love with others.
May God’s Love and Light bless you and your loved ones in this season and through the New Year.Be assured that you will be remembered in my prayers and masses in this blessed season.
Rev. Kenneth Boller, S.J.
Father Boller assumed the presidency of Saint Peter's Prep during the summer of 2013, becoming Prep's 27th president. He entered the Society of Jesus in 1964, and has committed most of his five decades as a Jesuit to the mission of education, mainly at the secondary level.
Fr. Boller taught mathematics at Xavier High School in Manhattan from 1969-72, and served as dean of co-curricular activities from 1975-78. From 1979-1986 he served as principal of Canisius High School in Buffalo, then returned to Xavier in 1986, serving as headmaster and then president until 1997. After seven years as pastor of Saint Aloysius Church in Harlem, with a focus on the growth and development of the parish’s school, Fr. Boller was appointed president of Fordham Prep in 2004.