St. Augustine’s Honours Sister Annette
Sister Annette Lacroix CSJ, pictured, was awarded the degree of Master of Divinity Honoris Causa on Nov. 19, 2007 at the convocation of St Augustine’s Seminary for the conferring of the Degrees of Master of Divinity, Master of Religious Education and Master of Theological Studies, as well as diplomas in Theological Studies and in Lay Ministry.
In his citation, Monsignor A. Robert Nusca, President-Rector of St Augustine’s, mentioned Sr. Annette’s outstanding contributions in leadership and service to St. Augustine’s Seminary for 14 years (1992-2006) during his term as president as well as those of Bishop James Wingle and Bishop John Boissoneau.
He called attention to Sr. Annette’s dedicated and dynamic execution of the office of Bursar during many transitions including changes to staff, personnel and operating procedures. Her work in administration and finances — accomplished with efficiency, compassion, and attention to detail — made her a model to staff and students alike. Archbishop Thomas Collins, as Chancellor of St Augustine’s, conferred the degree, and congratulated Sr. Annette, who was heard to hope for infused knowledge of theology to accompany the title.
Along with parents, friends and families of the other graduates, witnesses to the ceremony included Sisters Margaret Myatt, Thérèse Meunier, Mary Mettler, Theresa Rodgers, Marie Kilcullen, Margaret Feeley, Anne Schenck, Elaine Guidinger, Mary Catherine Doyle, and Mechtilde O’Mara who is on the faculty of St. Augustine’s. The ceremony was preceded by a dinner for the graduates and faculty of St Augustine’s and followed by a reception for the graduates and their guests.
By Mechtilde O’Mara, CSJ