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  John Garvey with students at World Youth Day 2013

President John Garvey accepts the Cardinal's Award on behalf of the University from Cardinal Donald Wuerl, chancellor of Catholic University.

President Garvey Urges Students to 'Do All to the Glory of God'

University President John Garvey spoke at the conclusion of the annual Mass of the Holy Spirit encouraging students in the words of St. Paul, to "do all to the glory of God.”

“The appetite for truth and beauty that craves feeding was given to us by God and God makes no appetite in vain,” Garvey said. “So satisfying our natural appetites can be a way of advancing toward God. … The key is to keep in mind what we do these things for."

Auxiliary Bishop Barry Knestout of the Archdiocese of Washington presented the University with the Cardinal’s Award, given on the occasion of the Archdiocese’s 75th anniversary. Noting that Catholic University was established as the bishops’ university and is “distinguished as an intellectual center of highest quality,” Bishop Knestout said that the University was being honored because of “its authentic adherence to its founding mission.”

“I am proud of the work our faculty and students do in the pursuit of truth and beauty,” Garvey said in accepting the award. “And it is wonderful to see the effects our efforts have beyond the bounds of our campus. Our work nourishes the Church and our country, as our founders hoped it would.”