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.|