Monday, April 8, 2013

The Annual Annunciation Dinner

Photos by Carlos Orozco
Photo editing and captioning by Sister Hilda Kleiman

On Tuesday, March 19, the seminary community celebrated its Annunciation Dinner for 2013.  Over the course of the evening, students, faculty, and staff enjoyed fellowship and entertainment, shared a fine meal provided by the staff of Bon Appetit, and offered awards to members of the community.

The community members enjoyed a social before finding their seats in the dining room.

President-Rector Monsignor Joseph Betschart led the community in prayer before dinner was served.

The community prayed in thanksgiving for all of the students, faculty, staff, and supporters who make the work and ministry of Mount Angel Seminary possible.

Members of the Bon Appetit staff, Andrea Powers and Chef Paul Lieggi, pause for a smile in the midst of a busy evening.


The community was entertained by two musical groups, an acapella group and a group drawn from members of the Hispanic community.

The following members of the community were honored for their contributions to the seminary:

St. Anselm Award for undergraduate academic achievement - Thien Dinh

St. Thomas Aquinas Award for graduate academic achievement - Deacon John Marshall

St. Michael the Archangel Award for special contributions - Minh Do

St. Paul Award for preaching - Deacon Daniel Gutierrez

St. Bonaventure Award for faculty achievement - Dr. Shawn Keough

St. Benedict Award for graduate formational achievement - Deacons Joe Fleming and Burt Mello

St. Benedict Award for undergraduate formational achievement - Ryan Francisco

Thien Dinh is greeted by Monsignor Betschart as he receives his award.

Monsignor Betschart offers Deacon John Marshall his award.

Dr. Shawn Keough accepts his medal from Abbot Gregory Duerr.

Ryan Francisco comes forward for his award.

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