‘Christmas Reflections’ from Boston College’s ‘dancing priest’
Often referred to as “the dancing priest,” Father Robert VerEecke is dedicated to finding ways to integrate dance into people’s spiritual lives. The pastor of St. Ignatius Parish at Boston College, he teaches dance and is artist-in-residence at the school, where he founded the nonprofit Boston Liturgical Dance Ensemble in 1980. For 28 years, the ensemble’s “A Dancer’s Christmas” was a holiday tradition. VerEecke brought down the curtain on the beloved production in 2008. But the following year, he was back with a new show, “Christmas Reflections,” now in its fourth year.