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Students Celebrate the Universal Church at <br><em>Cor Unum</em>

Students Celebrate the Universal Church at
Cor Unum

Updated: April 6, 2017

On Sunday, March 26, the students of Thomas Aquinas College gathered for an event of their own creation, Cor Unum (One Heart). “Its purpose was to show appreciation for the College’s support of international students, as well as to celebrate the solidarity among cultures in the Church,” said junior Siobhan Heekin-Canedy (’18), who, along with senior Nnadozie Onyekuru and junior Esteban Rocha, helped organize the event.

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The evening began with a late-afternoon seminar on Pope Benedict XVI’s 2008 message for the World Day of Peace, The Human Family, a Community of Peace, led by tutor Dr. Anthony Andres and Director of College Relations Anne Forsyth. Afterward there was a community dinner in St. Joseph Commons, which was decorated for the occasion with flags from around the world and posters of the Lord’s Prayer translated into several languages.

Mr. Onyekuru, who hails from Nigeria and came up with the idea for Cor Unum, offered some opening remarks. Several students then performed works of music and dance, or recited poems, from their native or ancestral countries. The night also included trivia questions about the Church and international affairs. It ended with a talk from junior Esteban Rocha, a native of Argentina, sharing the story of how he came to the College.