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Lanterns of Love

An expression of honor, love and tradition…

Illustration with text: Lanterns of Love

Immaculata Past

Carol Night is the oldest and best-loved tradition at Immaculata. Every year since 1921, when the first class gathered to sing carols by the light of bayberry candles, faculty, students, alumnae and friends of the University have saluted Christmas with candlelight and song.

Women in academic robes, old black and white photo
Choir singing at Christmas event

Immaculata Present

To this day, the seniors enter the rotunda carrying lanterns and have the privilege of escorting the statue of the Infant Jesus to a place of honor at the base of the tree, reminding everyone of the true meaning of the Christmas feast. Many alumni return to join our students on Carol Night for this beautiful tradition.

Immaculata Future

This holiday season you can honor, remember or acknowledge a loved one, classmate, alum, or an entire class with a ‘Lantern of Love.’

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Christmas manger display

During this special season of giving, we offer you the opportunity to honor, remember or acknowledge a loved one, classmate, alum, or an entire class with a ‘Lantern of Love.’

The lanterns will illuminate Immaculata’s campus each evening, enhancing the beauty of the Christmas season.

  • Lanterns of Love are miniature solar lanterns which will be displayed outdoors in Lourdes Circle from the Monday after Thanksgiving through the Christmas season into early January.
  • A Lantern can be donated “in honor of” or “in memory of” the honoree.
  • Every Lantern will be adorned with a weatherproof tag listing the donor & honoree.
  • Each lantern is offered for $100; donors will be listed in the Honor Roll of Donors for the fiscal year in which their lantern was purchased.

Lanterns of Love orders for the 2023 display are now closed.


Karen DeLucia Matweychuk ’83
Director of Alumni Relations and the Immaculata Fund
kmatweychuk@immaculata.edu I 610-647-4400 x3127

Kathy Freney Smith ’90
Assistant Director of Immaculata Fund and Grants
kfreneysmith@immaculata.edu I 610-647-4400 x3207


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