Over 100 alumni returned to St. Mary’s to celebrated Alumni Days October 17th and 18th. Fr. Phillip Brown gave the homily at Evening Prayer on October 17th (click here to read), and Fr. Robert Leavitt, celebrating his 50th anniversary of ordination, was the celebrant and homilist. Fr. Leavitt’s homily emphasized the theme of “The Courage of Reform in the Joy of the Gospel.” (click here to read).
Fr. Brown announced a new award in Fr. Leavitt’s honor – the Robert F. Leavitt Award for Pastoral Excellence given in recognition of Fr. Leavitt’s commitment to excellence in pastoral leadership as President Rector of St. Mary’s Seminary & University. Fr. Leavitt was named the inaugural recipient.