When the Abbey church bells rang, students, faculty, and employees left their tasks and headed for the live video feed set up in the Damian Center. When the pope appeared on the balcony the crowd broke into applause and cheers.
Video by Sister Hilda Kleiman, OSB
Tamara Swanson-Orr, a staff member at Mount Angel Seminary, also spoke for a moment with Teodosio Brea, a seminarian from Argentina and member of the Saint John Society, as he departed the Damian Center.
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