Scholarship honors Bishop D'Arcy

by Michael O. Garvey

Two University of Notre Dame students from the Diocese of Fort Wayne/South Bend are being supported by a scholarship honoring Bishop John M. D’Arcy.p. Michael T. Bangert, a sophomore from Fort Wayne and a graduate of Homestead High School, is enrolled in the College of Science as a biochemistry major. Ann Marie Walorski, a sophomore from South Bend and a graduate of St. Joseph’s High School, is enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters as an English major. Both students are on the Dean’s Lists of their colleges.p. The Bishop John M. D’Arcy Scholarship was established in 2000 to mark the 25th anniversary of Bishop D’Arcy’s episcopal ordination and the 15th anniversary of his installation as bishop of Fort Wayne/South Bend, Notre Dame’s home diocese. The scholarships support outstanding students from the diocese who are in need of financial assistance.p. A Boston native and the son of Irish immigrants, Bishop D’Arcy was born Aug. 18, 1932. He studied at Saint John’s Seminary in Brighton, Mass., and was ordained to the priesthood Feb. 2, 1957. He studied in Rome at the Angelicum, from which he received a doctorate in spiritual theology in 1968. He was ordained as auxiliary bishop of Boston Feb. 14, 1975. He also served as spiritual director and professor of spiritual theology at Saint John’s Seminary from 1968-85. On May 1, 1985, he was installed as the eighth bishop of Fort Wayne/South Bend.p.

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