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Vanessa inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu

It is a testament to the ways that the Sisters of St. Joseph, have encouraged me and formed me in their Ignatian Charism

On Feb. 15, 2012, Vanessa Nicholas-Schmidt, Program Director Faith Connections, was one of the participants inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu, the International Jesuit Honour Society. The ceremony took place at Toronto’s Regis College in the chapel. Mass commenced at 1:30 p.m. and was followed by the ceremony at 2:30 p.m. after which all celebrated at a reception.

All inductees took the following Alpha Sigma Nu Pledge:

As a member of Alpha Sigma Nu,
I promise to do everything in my power
To carry out the ideals of scholarship,
loyalty and service.
I will be committed to intellectual integrity and the pursuit of wisdom.
I will be loyal to the moral, social,
and religious ideals of my education.
And I will continue to be genuinely committed to the well-being of others and active in serving them.
I will do all this
in light of the Jesuit concern
for the greater honour and glory of God.

When reflecting on this award, Vanessa, pictured above with Sr. Mechtilde O’Mara, Ministry Director of Faith Connections, had this to say, “It is an honour to be inducted into the Alpha Sigma Nu. I am particularly excited about this induction for two reasons: It is a testament to the ways that the Sisters of St. Joseph, have encouraged me and formed me in their Ignatian Charism. As well, the community of Alpha Sigma Nu will be yet another anchor point to help me remain committed to the Ignatian values of scholarship, loyalty, and service.”

Vanessa joins Sister Margaret Myatt and Sister Virginia Varley, two previous inductees in Alpha Sigma Nu.

By Gisela Côté

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