Matriculation - Practice a Charity that Reaches the World

1 Sep 2014 - Twenty-three students joined the ITI programs this year in an official matriculation ceremony on the first of September.  They came to the ITI from Denmark, India, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine and the USA. After the opening Mass celebrated by the Trumau parish priest, Reverend Pio Suchentrunk, oCist., everyone gathered in Sts. Cyril and Methodius Hall to witness the professors proclaim the Profession of Faith and watch the new students formally enroll by signing the matriculation book.  ITI President, Dr.  Christiaan Alting von Geusau, then addressed the assembly and reminded everyone of a quote from ITI Patroness, St. Thérèse of Lisieux, who said,   “To love is to give everything, including oneself.” Dr. Alting von Geusau asked everyone to practice a charity that reaches to the world, even from Trumau.  As a practical example of this charity, he asked everyone to start a prayer and fasting campaign for the persecuted Christians around the world, especially those in the Middle East.  Click to Download a .pdf of the Matriculation address Click to Listen to the Matriculation address