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MEC Graduation
Ten young women make up the Class of 2014

MEC 2014 Graduates

"Women of truth, women of service."

These are the words that Kate Bozsik, the student commencement speaker, used to describe her class of 10 young women who graduated from Mater Ecclesiae College on May 31, 2014, in Greenville, Rhode Island.

Mater Ecclesiae College prepares women who are consecrated, or discerning a vocation to consecrated life, “for leadership positions in educational, pastoral, religious and social services.”  The integral formation program “maintains quality intellectual, spiritual, and social standards, forms character, and emphasizes service.”

Kate said the formation at MEC goes beyond mere academics, forming the graduates´ spiritual, apostolic and community life. Thanking those who have offered support through the years, she said, "We graduates are who we are because of the sacrifices of those who came before us."

The 10 graduates, who come from Florida, North Carolina, New Jersey, Ohio, Louisiana, Georgia, and Mexico, graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Religious and Pastoral Studies and a minor in
A Thank You to Mary from the Graduates
A "Thank You" to Mary from the graduates.

The Commencement Mass was celebrated by Fr. Frank Santilli, Pastor of St. Philip parish in Greenville and a professor at Mater Ecclesiae. In his homily, he told the graduates that in the world at times, humanity is fragile and suffering surrounds us.  But he said Our Lady shows us how to carry the cross toward the resurrection.  He encouraged the graduates, saying persecution and attacks from the world are a reminder that “we do not belong to the world.”

Dr. Roger Anderson, professor of Western Civilization and Culture at MEC, gave the graduates three pieces of advice during his commencement address. He told them to “join all you learn and experience to the mind of the Church.” He also told them to cling to Christ, and that discipline and devotion lead to true Christian freedom.

He quoted St. Augustine. “Our love is our weight," he said.  “What we love will either raise us up or weigh us down. As Christians we become weightless raising ourselves up to God, and Him reaching down to us.”

Please keep these young women in your prayers as they prepare for wherever God is leading them
MEC Graduates Listening

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