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George Weigel Delivers Spring Commencement Address

  • Posted: 5/23/17

George Weigel, Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center (EPPC), was the featured speaker at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University’s Spring Commencement ceremony on Monday, May 22.

Weigel is a Catholic theologian and one of America’s leading public intellectuals. He holds EPPC’s William E. Simon Chair in Catholic Studies. He is the author or editor of more than twenty books, including Witness to Hope: The Biography of Pope John Paul II, and his essays, op-ed columns, and reviews appear regularly in major opinion journals and newspapers across the United States. A frequent guest on television and radio, he is also Senior Vatican Analyst for NBC News. His weekly column, “The Catholic Difference,” is syndicated to eighty-five newspapers and magazines in seven countries.

Read Mr. Weigel’s Commencement Address.


A Successful 2017 Heart Walk

On Saturday, April 8, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University students, faculty, and staff showed their support in the fight against heart disease and stroke at the 2017 Capital Area Heart Walk. Our team raised more than $5,000 for the American Heart Association’s Capital Area chapter.

At the event, our very own Casey Cantrelle won the Lifestyle Change Award. This award recognizes individuals who have made positive changes to improve their quality of life and health, and have influenced those around them to do the same. Congratulations, Casey!

A big thank you to everyone who worked hard to support this event!


White Coat Ceremony for Physician Assistant Class of 2018

Family members, friends, and University faculty and staff gathered on April 1 to honor the Physician Assistant Studies Class of 2018 during the program's White Coat Ceremony. The White Coat Ceremony is a “rite of passage” for students as they begin their clinical phase.

During the ceremony, Dr. Susan Steele-Moses, Interim Dean of the School of Health Professions, and a chosen family member cloaked each student in their first white coat.

The white coat traditionally symbolizes the promise to heal and to care for each and every patient. For our students, the white coat also represents our University’s core values - to serve others "with joyfulness of spirit, and with humility and justice for all those entrusted to our care."

Congratulations to the Class of 2018! 


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