Ralph McInerny to give commencement address at Assumption College

Author: Michael O. Garvey


Ralph McInerny, professor of philosophy and Michael P. Grace Professor of Medieval Studies at the University of Notre Dame, will give the commencement address atAssumptionCollegeinWorcester,Mass., on Saturday (May 12).He also will receive an honorary degree during the ceremony.

McInerny, who holds degrees from the St. Paul Seminary, theUniversityofMinnesota, andLavalUniversity, has taught at Notre Dame since 1955.A past director of the Medieval Institute and of theJacquesMaritainCenter, he is the author of numerous works of philosophical scholarship and popular fiction.His books includeThe Question of Christian Ethics,Aquinas on Human Action,The Very Rich Hours of Jacques Maritain,Characters in Search of Their Author,the Father Dowling mysteries, andIrish Gilt,the latest of a series of mysteries set on the Notre Dame campus.

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