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Master of Arts in Ministry program awards degrees


The Masters of Arts in Ministry program graduates, faculty and staff pose with Cardinal O’Malley following the May 21 commencement exercises. Pilot photo/ Gregory L. Tracy

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BRIGHTON — The chapel at St. John’s Seminary was filled May 21 with family and friends on hand to witness the 13 graduates of the Archdiocese of Boston’s Masters of Arts in Ministry program receive their diplomas.

Receiving their degrees as members of the class of 2008 were: Vincent Cerasuolo, Kathy Donohue, Roseann Furbush, Mary Gabriel, Doris Hallee, Heather Hannaway, Donna Hegan, Pamela Marie Hulme, Mariola Milik, Kaitlyn Nutley, Sharon Smart, Sheila St. Sauveur and Susan Troy.

The ceremony began with an invocation delivered by St. John’s rector, Father Arthur Kennedy, after which assistant professor of clinical psychiatry at Tufts University E. Joanne Angelo delivered the commencement address.

In her remarks, Angelo recalled the themes employed by Pope Benedict XVI in his address to Catholic educators in Washington during his April apostolic visit. She focused particularly on the role of Catholic educators’ Christian witnesses.

As a psychiatrist, she said, she is a natural observer of people. Angelo went on to offer what she called “case vignettes” of observations she has made of the personal witness of others.

Using the example of her parents, both of whom were physicians, Angelo cited the many ways they sacrificed for their family and gave to others through the strength of their faith.

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