Saturday, May 12, 2012

Graduation 2012

On a beautiful sunny morning, Mount Angel Seminary held its 2012 Commencement Exercises.  In his commencement address, Monsignor Richard Paperini, President-Rector of Mount Angel Seminary, spoke of the mission of each graduate and all the members of the hilltop community: to go out to all the world and to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ.

Today's graduation, said Monsignor Paperini, reminds all of us of our responsibility to proclaim the gospel.

Prior to the commencement exercises, the graduates, seminary faculty and monks of Mount Angel Abbey processed from the Damian Center to the Abbey Church.

College graduates Michael Khong and Edson Elizarraras

Theology graduates Maximo Stock and Frederico Dundas, both members of the Saint John Soicety

College graduates Joshua Sia, Bradley Fisher, and David Soares

College graduates Luis Madrigal and Matthew Olsen

College graduates Patrick Arguelles and Aristotle Quan with Master of Arts graduate Maria Pia de Leon

College graduates Dean Marshall and Bryce Lungren

Faculty member Nancy Holt with Master of Arts graduate Khanh Diem Le


Faculty members Linda Showman and Linda Weigel

Members of the English Communications faculty - Etsuko Sisley, Mark Van Ness, and Jim Sisley

Academic Dean Elaine Park with faculty members Andrew Cummings, Duncan Parks, and Mark Van Ness

Ivan Garcia, a college-one seminarian, paused in his own photography for a picture with Fr. Paschal Cheline.

As the Abbey bells began to ring, the graduates lined up to march to the Abbey Church.


The monks, graduates, and faculty marched behind two seminarians bearing the banners for the Abbey and Seminary.

As the faculty marshall, Fr. Paul Peri led the procession with the academic mace.

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