To honor Mary, our Patroness, a public Mass and May Crowning were held on campus. Our Chapel of the Immaculate Conception was full of seminarians, their families, Mundelein neighbors and supporters. From the chapel, the crowd processed to the Pati Dowdle Memorial Garden for the crowning of our Mary statue. Deacon Tom Orlando, President of the Confraternity of Our Lady, a group devoted to our mother, did the honors of crowning Mary.
The rest of the day included the public opening of Mundelein Hall and Bookstore, trolley tours through campus, architectural tours led by Dr. Denis McNamara, E.M. Skinner Organ concert and tour by Linda Cerabona, historical presentation on the seminary by Author Gail Kahover, and Wurlitzer Theater Organ concert and tour by Timothy Charlton.
The University of Saint Mary of the Lake campus is open to visitors from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm. daily.