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Dedication and Blessing of the University Commons Atrium

News Story: November 1, 2010

Sacred Heart University’s spacious new Atrium, opposite University Commons, was formally blessed and dedicated on November 1st. Dr. John J. Petillo, the University’s new interim president, was introduced by Student Government President Kelly Leather ’11, and Father Jerry Ryle offered the benediction. Those in attendance participated by waving multicolored ribbons high in the air.  To watch a video from this event, click here.

Interim President John J. Petillo, left, and Student Government President Kelly Leather '11 cut the ribbon during the event.


Attendees waved ribbons in celebration as part of the blessing of the Atrium.
University Commons Atrium
University Chaplain Father Jerry Ryle, right, says
a blessing on the outdoor patio of the Atrium


Kelsey Russo '14, left, hangs prayer ribbons
on the trees that line the Atrium patio.