Margaret F. Grace Lecture

“Where Do I Find Hope?”

The Margaret F. Grace Lecture series welcomes Rev. Dennis Holtschneider as the 2019 Grace Homilist.

An author and educator, Fr. Holtschneider is the president of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU) and former president of DePaul University, the nation’s largest Catholic university. Fr. Holtschneider has been honored widely for his work on a variety of issues—he holds eight honorary degrees, was listed among Diversity MBA Magazine’s “Top 100 under 50” for fostering Diverse Executive Leaders, and holds various recognitions for his work on national immigration reform.

A frequent speaker, consultant, and writer on issues facing colleges and universities, his highly-anticipated homily will accompany a Mass commemorating the re-dedication of the newly restored Chapel of the Immaculate Conception—which has been undergoing extensive renovations since December—during the College’s Reunion and Homecoming Weekend.

Striving to illuminate ecumenism and social justice in the world today, the Margaret F. Grace lecturers and speakers have explored topics that embody the spirit and tradition of Vincent de Paul and Elizabeth Ann Seton.