Commencement 2024

Ave Maria University celebrated its largest graduating class, focusing on themes of trust and strength. Bishop Dewane and Fr. Rick Martignetti emphasized faith and growth during the baccalaureate Mass, likening the university to a nurturing greenhouse.

At Commencement, President Mark Middendorf encouraged graduates to embrace challenges, calling them future saints. Fr. Mike Schmitz likened graduates' futures to a wilderness journey, urging them to trust God and grow through adversity, becoming "anti-fragile."

The importance of sacraments and Eucharistic adoration for maintaining trust and strength was highlighted. The ceremony concluded with blessings, wishing graduates growth and success in their new endeavors.

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