WellesleyWeston Magazine

WINTER 2015-2016

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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in patristic studies at Catholic University in Washington, DC. Patristics is the study of the most prominent Church writings from the end of the Apostolic period until the begin- ning of the Medieval period. Palardy returned to Saint John's in 1992 to teach and, while there, published a two- volume set on the Sermons of St. Peter Chrysologus. He was asked to become Academic Dean at PSJS in 2005, a position he held until he was named rector and presi- dent five years later. "It's a very dynamic community," Palardy said. These men have come to their calling later in life, and bring with them various professional backgrounds such as law, medi- cine, business, teaching, sales, banking, social work, or military service. Alumni, faculty, staff, the Archdiocese of Boston, and the area's Catholic community at large, have all enriched the Seminary's recent 50th anniversary year. The name was changed from Blessed John XXIII National Seminary upon the canonization of its patron saint in April 2014. This past June, construction began on the new Learning Center that will house a state- of-the-art library and additional meeting and study space. Athletic facilities will also be upgraded, all part of the "Pathway to the Future" campaign launched during the 50th anniversary celebration. Community members are invited to par- ticipate in the Seminary's annual Lawn Party 91 w i n t e r 2 0 1 5 / 2 0 1 6 | W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e

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