Leader of the MACS
May23

Leader of the MACS

“GIVE IT A YEAR.” That was the advice Patty Canterino’s ’92, ’12 M.A. parents gave as they sent their daughter off to college at Immaculata. Though she had been awarded a basketball scholarship and had been taught by the IHM Sisters since first grade, Canterino was reluctant to leave her family to live as a resident at a small, all-women’s school. “I wanted to stay at home and commute to a larger, coed university,” she said. “But my...

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“Saint” John Paul II: Salty Servant of the Lord
May21

“Saint” John Paul II: Salty Servant of the Lord

WHEN JOHN PAUL II DIED ON APRIL 2, 2005, THREE MILLION PEOPLE CAME TO ROME THE NEXT WEEK TO PAY THEIR RESPECTS! And the calls to canonize John Paul II began even before he had been buried. People attending his funeral chanted and held banners saying “Santo subito, santo subito,” short for “Make him a saint now.” Their call was heard. He will be canonized April 27, 2014, the Feast of Divine Mercy, and joy-filled faithful will call him...

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Food for thought
May21

Food for thought

Melanie Kisthardt, Ph.D., is adding a twist to her freshman composition class this year. As a focus for her students’ writing assignments, Kisthardt, associate professor and chair of the English/Communication Department, chose poverty as the theme of the course. She also added a service-learning component, sending students to the West Chester Food Cupboard where she volunteers twice a month, and involving them in organizing an Empty...

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Doing it his way
May21

Doing it his way

Kevin Baffa ’14 will be one of only four Barth syndrome patients in the world to hold a bachelor’s degree when he graduates in August. With less than 200 known cases worldwide, Barth syndrome is a genetic condition that affects only boys and prevents the body from properly converting nutrients into energy. This leads to constant fatigue, as well as a weakened heart and immune system, putting patients at risk of heart failure, cardiac...

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2014 Immaculata Commencement Highlights
May20
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