Tuesday, May 25, 2010
STEUBENVILLE, OH—Franciscan University of Steubenville sent the largest graduating class in the University's history into the world on Saturday, May 8, at the 62nd commencement exercises.
The 707 graduates of the Class of 2010 represent 11 countries and 46 states, with Ohio, Pennsylvania, California, Virginia, and New York leading the way. This year's class also included the first-ever graduates from the sacred music and international business programs.
"Congratulations on graduating from one of the finest Catholic universities, not only in the United States, but in the world," His Eminence John Cardinal Foley told the graduates gathered in Finnegan Fieldhouse for the Baccalaureate Mass on Friday, May 7.
Delivering his homily "from the chair," Cardinal Foley linked the graduates to centuries of Catholic tradition while exhorting them to take the fervor of their faith with them into the world.