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07 May Open House

 

On April 26th, over 75 people officially welcomed the Gregorian University Foundation to its new office space at the Foundry Building in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, DC.  We were delighted that GUF Trustees Ellen Shafer and Bill Frank joined us for the celebration.

GUF Open House

Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, joins from left to right, Fr. James McCann, SJ, Senior Vice President of the Gregorian University Foundation; Fr. Alan Fogarty, SJ, President of the Gregorian University Foundation; Mrs. Ellen Shafer and Mr. William Frank, Esq., Trustees of the Gregorian University Foundation; and Fr. Robert Boxie III of St. Joseph Church in Largo, MD. Fr. Boxie, ordained last year, recently completed his studies at the Gregorian University.

 

The evening began with a welcome from GUF President Fr Alan Fogarty, SJ. His Excellency, Most Rev. Christophe Pierre, the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, then led the official blessing which included a Gospel passage read by Gregorian Alumnus Fr Robert Boxie and prayers of petition read by Trustees Ellen Shafer and Bill Frank.  Senior Vice President Fr James McCann, SJ read a letter of greeting from Fr Juan Antonio Guerrero Alves, SJ, the Personal Delegate of the Superior General of the Society of Jesus to the Interprovincial Roman Houses and Works.  Fr Fogarty ended the program with an invitation to all our guests to share in the mission of the Gregorian University Foundation. Immediately following the blessing, the group retreated to the Mezzanine level for food and fellowship.  It was a wonderful gathering!

GUF Open House

Gathered around Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, on the occasion of the blessing and formal opening of the new offices of the Gregorian University Foundation, are from left to right Monsignor Peter Vaghi, Pastor of the Church of the Little Flower in Bethesda, MD and a Gregorian University alumnus; Father Alan Fogarty, SJ, President of the Gregorian University Foundation; Father Ladislas Orsy, SJ, Visiting Professor of Law at Georgetown University and a Gregorian University alumnus; Father James McCann, SJ, Senior Vice President of the Gregorian University Foundation.