GRE Convocation Draws 600 AttendeesContact: Victor M. Inzunza
|Rev. Anthony Ciorra, Ph.D., dean of the Fordham Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education; Richard Rohr, O.F.M., founding director of the Center for Action and Contemplation; and Beverly A. Musgrave, Ph.D., assistant professor of pastoral care and counseling.
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More than 600 alumni, students and people involved in Catholic ministry throughout the New York metropolitan area attended the Fordham University Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education’s annual Spring Convocation in the McGinley Center on Saturday, Jan. 27.
“I’m thrilled,” said Rev. Anthony Ciorra, Ph.D., dean of the Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education. “The turnout is terrific and it’s great that there is such a cross-section of ages represented and such a wide variety of people and backgrounds. It’s quite gratifying.”
The daylong event featured a three-part presentation by best-selling writer Richard Rohr, O.F.M., author of Radical Grace: Daily Meditations by Richard Rohr
(Saint Anthony Messenger Press, 1995) and Simplicity: The Freedom of Letting Go
(Crossroad Publishing Company, 2004). Now in its third year, the convocation was initially geared specifically to alumni and students and drew about 150 people. Since then, Father Ciorra said, the convocation has been opened to the public and the event has experienced a four-fold increase in attendance.
Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 15,600 students in its five undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx, Manhattan and Tarrytown, and the Louis J. Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y.