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  John Garvey at 2018 commencement

President John Garvey delivers remarks at the University's 2018 Commencement.

President Garvey Urges Students to Exercise Virtue of Hospitality

University President John Garvey spoke at the annual commencement exercises on the virtue of hospitality, reminding the graduates, “Christ himself . . .  promised that on the last day he will say: 'I was a stranger and you welcomed me.'”

Acknowledging Archbishop Gomez of Los Angeles and the five honorary recipients, Garvey said, "The people we honor today knocked on America’s door, and have amply repaid our kindness."

"Hospitality is a good virtue to begin life with.  You will make some friends.  You will bring an open heart to the responsibilities of citizenship.  You will build a loving home," Garvey said. "And there you might some day receive Christ."

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