Laetare Sunday, which marks the midpoint of Lent, is a special event at Boston College. We gather to pray, celebrate, and renew friendships.
Please join us for the 66th Annual celebration of Laetare Sunday.
University President William P. Leahy, S.J., will preside at Mass.
The Ignatian Award will be presented to Nicholas Burns '78, H'02, P'09, P'12.
Ambassador (Ret.) Nicholas Burns is the Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He is Faculty Director of the Future of Diplomacy Project and Faculty Chair of the programs on the Middle East and South Asia. He is Director of the Aspen Strategy Group and a Senior Counselor at the Cohen Group. From 2014-2016, he was a member of Secretary of State John Kerry’s Foreign Affairs Policy Board at the U.S. Department of State. He served in the United States Foreign Service for twenty-seven years until his retirement in April 2008. He was Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs from 2005 to 2008. Prior to that, he was Ambassador to NATO (2001-2005), Ambassador to Greece (1997-2001), and State Department Spokesman (1995-1997). He worked on the National Security Council staff where he was Senior Director for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia Affairs and Special Assistant to President Clinton and, before that, Director for Soviet Affairs for President George H.W. Bush. Earlier in his career, he worked at the American Consulate General in Jerusalem and in the American Embassies in Egypt and Mauritania. He serves on the Board of several corporate and non-profit organizations.
Please RSVP by March 15 to ensure your preferred seating.
Free for the Class of 1967, Boston College and Newton College (Golden Eagle anniversary)
Free for Boston College students, and children 18 and younger
$10 for GOLD alumni (Classes of 2007–2016)
$20 for all other classes and guests