Friday, March 30, 2012

Wrapping Up the Capstones

This week the fourth-year college seminarians finished their capstone projects.  AJ Vander Vos, Bradley Fisher, Luis Madrigal, Michael Khong, and Br. Efrain de la Cruz presented their work to fellow seminarians, MAS faculty, and off-hill guests.

AJ Vander Vos

AJ entitled his project "A Discussion of Redemptive Suffering for Christians."  Dr. Andrew Cummings served as his director, and Fr. Aelred Yockey, OSB, Fr. Jerome Young, OSB, and Sister Hilda Kleiman, OSB, served as his readers.

Bradley Fisher with some of the texts from his project.

Bradley Fisher entitled his project "The Silver Chair of Discernment: Finding God's Will in C.S. Lewis' Narnia."  Dr. Creighton Lindsay served as his director, and Dr. Jeffery Nicholas, Ms. Kathy Akiyama, and Sister Hilda Kleiman, OSB, served as his readers.

Luis Madrigal outside of Annunciation before his presentation.

Luis Madrigal entitled his project "Heroic Hobbits: Adventure, Charity, and The Lord of the Rings."  Dr. Jeffery Nicholas served as his director, and Dr. Seymour House, Dr. Stewart King, and Sister Hilda Kleiman, OSB, served as his readers.

Michael Khong shortly before his presentation.

Michael Khong entitled his project "Divorce Among Vietnamese Catholics in America: Causes, Effects, and Pastoral Responses."  His director was Fr. Thien Dang, and Dr. Stewart King, Ms. Linda Weigel, and Sister Hilda Kleiman, OSB, served as his readers.

The last capstone presentation was given today by Br. Efrain Razo de la Cruz.  He entitled his project "Human Dignity and Ecology."  His director was Dr. Jeffery Nicholas, and his readers were Dr. Duncan Parks, Dr. Stewart King, and Sister Hilda Kleiman, OSB.

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