Monday, May 13, 2013

Graduation 2013

On Saturday, May 11th, Mount Angel Seminary held its 2013 graduation ceremonies in the Abbey Church.  Twenty-nine students graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Baccalaureate in Sacred Theology, Master of Divinity, or Master of Arts.

Before processing to the Abbey Church, the graduates, faculty, and monks of Mount Angel Abbey lined up outside of the Damian Center.  As they arrived they found their places with the assistance of the faculty marshall, straightened out their hoods and gowns, and enjoyed the sunshine.

Readers of the MAS Journalism blog are welcome to submit more photos from graduation for publication on the blog.  Congratulations to all of our graduates!

Master of Divinity graduate Patrick Brosamer receives help with his hood from Professor of Philosophy Mark Woolman.

Brian Bergeron of the Diocese of Helena and James Herrera of the Archdiocese of Portland relax after receiving help with their hoods.

Two of the Bachelor of Arts graduates with two of their professors: Dr. Stewart King, Professor of History; Joshua Keeney of the Diocese of Sacramento; Dr. Andrew Cummings, Associate Professor of Philosophy; Martin Moreno of the Diocese of Tucson.

Master of Arts graduates Alexander De Paulis and Brian Sattler.

Blake Sheely, a seminarian for the Archdiocese of Portland, chats with the graduates and prepares to carry the banner with the seal of Mount Angel Seminary in the procession.

Members of the Missionaries of the Holy Spirit: Formation Director Fr. Joel Quezada (center); Master of Divinity graduate Br. Miguel Marquez; Master of Arts graduate Br. Lucio Galicia.

The ten Bachelor of Arts graduates: Kasiano Sivia, Felipe Jimenez, Anh Vu, Martin Moreno, Ryan Francisco, Joshua Keeney, Thien Dinh, Stephen Tilley, Clayton Baumgartner, and Patrick Klekas.

Faculty Marshall Dr. Andrew Cummings prepares to lead the procession with the academic mace.

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