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Bishop Galante to Attend Blessing Ceremony of Bas Relief Image of Mother Teresa at Catholic Campus Ministry Center


Event Set for 12 Noon, April 29 


For Immediate Release  

Friday, April 21, 2006

Contact:   Tim Kelly

                  Stockton Public Relations

                  (609) 652-4950


Galloway Twp., NJ – The Campus Religious Council and the Campus Ministry Center of the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey will hold a blessing ceremony of the Chapel in the Woods and the new bas relief sculpture of Blessed Mother Theresa of Calcutta at the Ministry Center building.


The event, which is not a Mass, will include a liturgy celebrated by the Most Rev. Joseph A. Galente, D.D., J.D.C., Bishop of the Diocese of Camden. There will also be remarks by Stockton President Herman J. Saatkamp, Jr.  Also participating will be members of the Stockton Newman Club, the “Sweet Inspirations” musical group and the Assumption Parish Knights of Columbus and members will assist in serving refreshments after the event.


The event will take place 12 noon, Saturday April 29, 2006, at the Catholic Campus Ministry Center, Highway 575 (Pomona Road) across from the Free-To-Be Day Care Center.


The 34 “ x 22 “ bas relief, sculpted of poly resin by Linda M. Lauria, was a design chosen from images selected by the sculptor and Campus Chaplain Father Jeff Burton. 


“This bas-relief presents the ultimate message that Mother Teresa portrayed: Prayer,” said Lauria. “Mother Teresa wove her life around daily prayer and taught people that prayer was the intimate contact with Jesus. This sculpture is designed to draw the viewer in with this powerful image and allow the viewer to feel Mother Teresa’s love and joy of prayer.”


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