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Sister Mary Persico Inaugurated 12th President of Marywood University

Address given by Sister Ellen Maroney, IHM  (IHM Congregation President)

It is with tremendous joy that I bring greetings to all assembled here this afternoon. Today we entrust this one hundred and one year old beloved ministry to the careful nurturing of Sister Mary, the twelfth IHM Sister to assume this role. While she inherits a tradition of excellence and a mission inspired by the Gospel and the spirit of St. Alphonsus Liguori and under the protection of our Blessed Mother, she brings to this
new endeavor a heart and passion for justice and global interdependence that enlivens her vision of Marywood as a university for the world. We have witnessed already her gifted leadership and know her passion for the power of catholic education. She brings boundless energy, innovative thinking, creative imagination, and a deep trust in God to all she does. We are confident that through her vision and leadership, today’s dreams will become tomorrow’s realities for the Marywood University community and far beyond.

Mary, let me assure you that today is a day of great jubilation in the life of the IHM Congregation. Your Sisters in community and ministry and the members of the Marywood University Corporation offer you our heartfelt congratulations and trust and our loving support. Today we celebrate our IHM legacy and heritage; we celebrate Marywood University; and most definitely, we celebrate you! God bless you always, Mary!