S. Maureen McGarrity, CSFN, University President

From Our President

As we welcomed pilgrims from around the world and His Holiness, Pope Francis, to the World Meeting of Families and Philadelphia recently, it seemed as if time was suspended and the world focused all of its attention on this very important event, this very holy person, and their very significant message.  It was all about the Value of Family. Repeatedly we heard that this environment of love and hope that we call family is the foundation of strong and productive societies and that the world should and could and would be a very different place if the family's role as the keystone of society was recognized and practiced.

Just a few short weeks ago, we also welcomed our campus community--faculty, staff, and students--as the fall semester began. Our sincere hope is that throughout the days and months ahead we will provide evidence of the Value Family to each other in the way we approach teaching, learning, service, and all of our responsibilities. If we do this surely the compelling vision embodied in an historic event and visit will live beyond its moment in time .

I wish you many blessings throughout this academic year and I hope that your lives will gift many as we shape the future.

Sister Maureen McGarrity, CSFN, PhD
President, Holy Family University