Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Hurtado's Georgetown links recalled.

Today's Hoya has a short article reporting on a special Mass held yesterday in honor of St. Alberto Hurtado Cruchaga, whose canonization I discussed in this Sunday post. The Hoya describes the Chilean Jesuit, who spent the 1945-46 academic year at Georgetown, as "the first member of the Georgetown community to be raised to sainthood." Though Hurtado's time on the Hilltop was very brief, Georgetown should be proud of its links to the newest Jesuit saint. As the individuals quoted in the Hoya article note, Hurtado offers a credible example of service which today's Catholics - and particularly Catholic college students - can admire and seek to emulate. It's good to see that Georgetown is taking steps to honor Hurtado's memory and spread awareness of his legacy. AMDG.


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