Laetare Address- worth a read

For those who don’t know, the Laetare Medal is awarded at Notre Dame every year to the most exemplary American Catholic. This year the recipients were Sister Mary Scullion, R.S.M and Joan McConnon of Project H.O.M.E. Their whole speech is worth reading, but this is my favorite quote:

“It might seem a strange thing to say to people who are about to launch professional careers, but we are convinced we must be people who see beyond what we can touch and weigh and measure and count. We must be people who believe — believe in the essential dignity of the human person.”

Read more at Laetare Address.



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2 responses to “Laetare Address- worth a read

  1. Mary Ann

    Joan McConnon’s speech was just great, and I was so happy to hear this at my son’s graduation. Unfortunately, it was just soooo hot out in the sun, I had a hard time concentrating on what she was saying! So I’m looking for the text of the speech online now to give it the attention it deserves, and I can’t find it. In fact, your link does not lead to the speech. Anyone have any suggestions??

    • Hi Mary Ann,
      First off, congratulations to your son! What an impressive accomplishment for him and for the family that has supported him.
      Regarding the speech, Notre Dame originally posted the full text online, but it seems that they’ve taken it down since I read it. Maybe Sr. Scullion wants to have the rights to the speech? Regardless, Google still has a cached version saved on their servers. You can find the speech here: Laetare Address.

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