Special Start to the Year
A special Rose Mass in San Damiano Chapel, to become an annual event symbolizing the beginning of the academic year, was held in September. An ice cream social in Assisi Courtyard followed the liturgy.
With the feast of St. Rose of Viterbo celebrated Sept. 4 each year, the university’s celebration was named the Rose Mass in tribute.
The Mass included a special welcome blessing for President Rick Artman and a special blessing of thanks for former President Bill Medland. Father Tom O’Neill presided at the liturgy.
Pictured: Father Tom O'Neill gives a special welcome blessing to Rick and Joan Artman.