|A Dad's-eye view of me as I process into Mundelein Seminary's auditorium|
As promised, here are more photos of my graduation from 24th grade last Saturday as I became the first woman to receive a canonical doctorate from the University of St. Mary of the Lake.
|Awaiting the procession with Diocese of Joliet seminarian Peter Infanger, who invited me to play on his trivia team during each of the two years I was at Mundelein. We won both times!|
|Father Ryan Rojo of the Diocese of San Angelo, Texas, and I wear academic birettas we each purchased from House of Hansen. His is the licentiate biretta (three horns) and mine is the doctoral one (four horns). Under my arm is a copy of Remembering God's Mercy I brought to give to a friend.|
|A Mom's-eye-view of me as I am hooded by Father James Presta. (For photos of me as I receive my diploma from Archbishop Blase Cupich, go here.)|
|With my stepmother and father after the ceremony|
|With (from left) my stepfather, mother, Vice Rector Father Thomas Baima (who chaired my Doctoral Board) and Dr. Matthew Levering (my dissertation director)|
|With Dr. Melanie Barrett, Associate Professor of Moral Theology at Mundelein|