Good morning, friends,
Please join me in congratulating Archbishop Menghesteab Tesfamariam, MCCJ, and the graduates of the first Eritrean cohort who received their degrees in a special graduation ceremony held in their nation’s capital of Asmara on January 30, 2017.
The graduates are priests and religious sisters in the country of Eritrea, East Africa, who were able to remain in their ministries as pastors and teachers while completing their coursework 100% online.
Also to be congratulated are the faculty and staff at Holy Apostles who worked with this group in spite of many difficulties with book delivery and Internet connectivity. Where there is great adversity, of course, there is also greater grace at work in those who open themselves to it.
I’m proud of our community already, but moments where such good things come make me even prouder. I am happy that our community has received this spring its third Eritrean cohort, evidence of the ongoing relationship with our fellow Christians in East Africa and of Holy Apostles’ ongoing fulfillment of its mission to cultivate leaders the world over for the purpose of evangelization.
Please find attached the graduation booklet prepared by one of the graduates to commemorate this occasion.