April 2, 2005
The flags in front of McMahon Hall were lowered to half-mast. A poster of the pope was on view in the lobby of McMahon and in every other building on campus.
with two pictures of the pope, the posters display the pope’s words, including
his now-familiar “Be Not Afraid,” which he spoke at
At the bottom of the poster are the pope’s words of March 8, 2003: “My dear young people the Church looks to you with great confidence.”
When news of the pope’s death was announced, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament started at Caldwell Chapel. At 9 p.m. tonight, Campus Ministry will conduct prayers at the chapel. A university-wide candlelight prayer vigil will be held next week. Special holy cards commemorating the pope’s death will be distributed at the vigil.
The university is preparing a video
remembrance of the pope’s visit to campus on Oct. 6, 1979, that will be
available online Monday, April 4. A collection of papal photos and articles from
the University Archives will be on display at the
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