10 June 2012

Some Pictures

John is finished with his studies at the ITI, and yesterday graduated with his class. It's been an exhausting week. Rain began to pour during the ceremony, and it ended early. John took that to mean that he was free to go home, and left before official group shots were taken, so he is not in any of those. Ah well, one way or another I think he will be remembered here.

John is introduced by the President of the Institute. Among other things, he stated that John was "one of the best students here in recent years."

John has his academic biretta placed on his head.

After being granted his Licentiate degree, John joined the members of the faculty, instead of returning to his seat with the other students, because he is now qualified to teach Theology.

John (the one in the middle not wearing a gown) with the other graduates.


Yesterday we had our graduation ceremony. So all is done, I officially have a licentiate in theology. It's a great relief to be done. We're very excited now about getting ready for our two weeks in Italy, and after that homeward bound!

02 June 2012

John's Defense

John is currently out of town, but I thought I'd update everyone a little on his defense. To use the words of one of the professors sitting in on it, "he was brilliant!"