Martin provided a brief handout with his thesis and quotations that illustrated the major points of his capstone:
Thesis: God, in Sacred Scriptures, and in particular in Jesus Christ in St. John's Gospel, offers the human person an answer and addresses the human phenomenon of loneliness.
No longer do I call you servants . . . but I have called you friends.
- John 15:15
It is the law of friendship that friends should live together . . . Christ has not left us without his bodily presence in this our pilgrimage, but he joins us to himself in this sacrament in the reality of his body and blood.
- St. Thomas Aquinas
Many grapes hang on the bunch, but the liquid which runs out of them mingles together in unity.
- St. Augustine
He [knew] that in a short time almost everyone [would] abandon him, and nonetheless he calls them "friends."
- Christoph Cardinal Schonborn
|Martin with some of his college-four classmates prior to his presentation.|
Dr. Owen Cummings served as the director for Martin's project, Fr. Paschal Cheline, OSB, served as his first reader, and Sister Hilda Kleiman, OSB, served as the English standards reader.