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Archbishop Celebrates UQ Commencement Mass at Duchesne College             



 His Grace Archbishop Coleridge with Gabriella Crow (Left) and Hannah Curti (Right)

Archbishop Mark Coleridge brought together the University of Queensland Catholic community as he celebrated the UQ Commencement Mass at Duchesne College on Sunday 8th March, an initiative of UQ Catholic Chaplaincy.  Duchesne, a residential college for Catholic women and its male counterpart, St Leo’s, provide a home to over 400 young students, primarily from Catholic homes in rural and regional Queensland, where students are encouraged to succeed academically whilst exploring their faith and participating in a university education in its broadest sense.

On his first visit to Duchesne, the Archbishop commended the Religious of the Sacred Heart who have played a key role in the life of Duchesne since its foundation by Archbishop Duhig in 1937.

“It is a fitting tribute to the vision of His Grace Archbishop Duhig and the Religious of the Sacred Heart that this College, which began in 1937 with only three students, has flourished and grown in such a way. Archbishop Duhig, who celebrated the equivalent Mass here in March 1959, would be proud of his legacy”, principal Nanette Kay said.

Students were pleased that the Archbishop took time after Mass to talk to them and to pose for a few photographs.