Pomp and circumstance

Friars John Barker, Dan Horan, John Aherne, Juan Turcios and Henry Beck represented Blessed Giles Friary at the 49th commencement ceremonies at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. (Colin King, who is preparing for ordination, received his Master of Divinity degree in absentia.)

Author/theologian Ronald Rolheiser, OMI, received an Honorary Doctorate in Theology. "Fr. Rolheiser spoke to the graduates, encouraging them to 'risk on mercy, to be instruments of mercy in their ministries," Henry Beck says, "He also spoke about doing everything with the vision of 'serving the poor.' When our ministries and pastoral outreach is seen in light of the impact it has on the poor, then 'we are doing the minintry of Jesus.'"