|58 ALUMNI PRIESTS!
Brings Three More Ordinations
five alumni of Thomas Aquinas College were ordained to
the sacred priesthood, bringing to 58 the total number
of alumni priests.
Following the two ordinations
in May, there were three more in June. On the 15th, His
Eminence Christoph Cardinal Schönborn, Archbishop of
Vienna, laid hands on Rev. Joseph Bolin (’01), in
Vienna’s Cathedral of St. Stephan. Eight days later, on
June 23, His Excellency Paul J. Bradley, Bishop of
Kalamazoo (Mich.), ordained Rev.
Francis Marotti (’07) at St. Augustine Cathedral. That
same day, some 4,500 miles away, the Most Rev. Cirilo B.
Flores, Coadjutor Bishop of the Diocese of San Diego,
conferred the Sacrament of Holy Orders upon Rev.
Maximilian Okapal, O.Praem. (’02) at Mission Basilica in
San Juan Capistrano, Calif.
Bishop Flores and
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Like other Thomas Aquinas College students in the
past, Andrew Moore (’14) is participating in the
Crossroads Walk Across America — five separate,
simultaneous journeys of college students traversing the
U.S. and Canada in defense of the unborn. Mr. Moore, a
rising junior from Concord, Calif., is part of the
Central Walk, which began in San Francisco on May 19 and
will conclude in Washington, D.C., on August
VESTED, AND PROFESSED!
on Three Alumnae Sisters
On June 6, the
Feast of St. Norbert, two alumnae of Thomas Aquinas
College took their religious names and were vested in
the habit of the Norbertine Canonesses at the Bethlehem
Priory of St. Joseph in Tehachapi, Calif. Thus, by God’s
grace, Alison Bright (’09) is now Sr. Mary Thomas, O.
Praem. (after the College’s patron, St. Thomas Aquinas),
and Annie Huguelet (’11) is now Sr. Mary Andre, O. Praem
(after St. Andre Bessette).
Three weeks earlier,
on May 17, Sr. Miriam Thérèse of the Holy Face,
O.C.D. (Kelly Waldman ’07), made her solemn profession
at the Carmel of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph in Valparaiso,
Neb. The Bishop of Lincoln, the Most Reverend Fabian
Bruskewitz, offered Mass and received her final
Srs. Mary Andre and Mary Thomas
Sr. Miriam Thérèse of the Holy
|Sr. Mary Andre, O. Praem
and Sr. Mary Thomas, O. Praem
Thérèse of the Holy Face, O.C.D. (Commencement
Susan and Mike Murray Triple Their Gifts to Thomas
When Mike Murray retired
from a 25-year career in management at ExxonMobil in
2006, he and his wife, Susan, were eager to support
higher education in some way. It was an opportunity to
do good that they could not pass up.
ExxonMobil retiree, Mr. Murray qualified for the
company’s matching-gifts program, which will triple any
gift he makes to an eligible institution of higher
learning. For the Murrays, the program offered a simple
way to maximize their giving. “My wife and I wanted
somebody to be able to take advantage of the ExxonMobil
matching program,” he says. To make their choice the
couple reflected on the experiences of their son Sean, a
graduate of the College.
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