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The Value of Quiet Contemplation

The process of spiritual discernment has always been important to Bill Teuber ’73.

In his undergraduate days, he volunteered as a teacher of religious education in a Worcester parish. Over 40 years later, Teuber, along with his wife (a fellow religious ed volunteer) Ann Marie, is as passionate as ever about the need for meditative retreat—especially in our fast-paced world of ongoing technological revolution. That’s why he and Ann Marie were the first donors toward the construction of the Thomas P. Joyce ’59 Contemplative Center. Their $3 million commitment inspired others to participate in insuring that the Contemplative Center would be an integral part of the spiritual life at Holy Cross. 

“The retreats and the spiritual direction are part of what makes Holy Cross unique,” says Teuber. “And our students’ desire for these opportunities is on the rise.” 

Teuber well understands the benefits that the new Contemplative Center will bring to the College. 

“You can get an excellent education at a lot of colleges,” says Teuber, “but going to Holy Cross will change your life. Having a contemplative center will advance that mission for countless students of future generations. Ann Marie and I are so pleased to be part of that initiative.” 

“It’s a testament to the Holy Cross experience,” says College President Fr. Philip L. Boroughs, “that people such as Bill and Ann Marie Teuber and the Joyce family see the importance, the value, of the Contemplative Center. They view the Center as a manifestation of our mission itself.” 

Teuber is the Vice Chairman at EMC Corporation, a global leader in technology infrastructure and security. Bill and Ann Marie live in West Newton, Mass., and are the parents of Christine ’02, Elizabeth, and Rachel.