Audio and Photos: Convocation 2012
On Monday, August 20, 2012, some 102 students from across the country and abroad matriculated as freshmen at Thomas Aquinas College — the Class of 2016.
The morning began with a Mass of the Holy Spirit in Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Chapel, with the Most Rev. Liam Cary, the newly installed Bishop of Baker (Ore.), presiding. Following the Mass, students, faculty, and staff convened in St. Joseph Commons for the Matriculation Ceremony.
Members of the Class of 2016 hail from 4 countries, 25 states, and the District of Columbia. They bring the College’s total enrollment to 371, including 181 men (49 percent) and 190 women (51 percent).
Audio from Bishop Cary’s homily at the Mass of the Holy Spirit:
Audio from Bishop Cary’s Matriculation Address:
Audio from Thomas Aquinas College President Michael F. McLean’s remarks to the Class of 2015:
Posted: August 20, 2012
“Thomas Aquinas College is lending a helpful hand to the Church to fulfill her mission. There is no doubt that this Christian environment that is nurtured here is the main cause why there have been so many responses to the call of God to the priesthood and to the consecrated life in the female and male students of your College.”
– Zenon Cardinal Grocholewski
Congregation for Catholic Education