Saturday, March 17, 2012

A Capstone Triple

Three capstone projects were presented by fourth-year college students of Mount Angel Seminary on Friday, March 16th.

At 10 a.m. Alfred Guerrero presented his project, which he entitled "Theosis and Liturgy: A Historical Study of the Transformative Power of Roman Catholic Liturgy."  

Alfred before his presentation with a icon of the crucifixion.
 Father Richard Keolker, a professor and spiritual director at Mount Angel Seminary, directed Alfred's project.  Ms. Linda Showman, Mr. Jim Sisley, and Sister Hilda Kleiman, OSB, served as his readers.

At noon Edson Elizzaras presented a project focused on addiction and Alcoholics Anonymous.  He entitled his project "The Transforming Power of Grace: Recovering from Alcohol Addiction to a New Identity through the Twelve-Step Program."  

Edson shortly before his presentation.
 Ms. Kathy Akiyama, a professor of English Communications at Mount Angel Seminary, served as Edson's director.  Dr. Ursula Tabor, Mr. Jim Sisley, and Sister Hilda Kleiman, OSB, served as his readers.

At 2 p.m. Hung Le presented the third capstone of the day.  He focused on the relationship between the priest and Jesus Christ as a moral guide.

Hung shortly before his presentation with the Abbey Church in the background.
Fr. Thien Dang, OSB, a professor of Religious and Biblical Studies at Mount Angel Seminary, directed Hung's project.  Fr. Paschal Cheline, OSB, Abbot Peter Eberle, OSB, and Sister Hilda Kleiman, OSB, served as his readers.

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