Hume To Address Laetare Sunday Communion Event

Nobel Prize nominee John Hume, Northern Ireland's leading Roman Catholic politician and peace-maker, will address the Alumni Association's 47th annual Laetare Sunday Communion Breakfast on March 9.

Hume, a visiting lecturer in the History Department this year, will address more than 1,000 alumni expected at the breakfast, which marks the mid-point of Lent and is the Alumni Association's oldest tradition. As usual, this year's event will be hosted by the silver jubilarian class.

The leader of the Northern Ireland Social Democratic and Labor Party, Hume has visited Boston College frequently. He received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree and addressed graduates at the 1995 Commencement. He also made an appearance in 1994, the year he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition for of his role in the Northern Ireland peace talks. Last spring, he spoke at Devlin Hall after signing copies of his book, A New Ireland .

Laetare Sunday will begin with a 9:30 a.m. Mass in St. Ignatius Church. Members of the Class of 1972 will serve as concelebrants, lectors and eucharistic ministers, and the St. Ignatius Choir will provide music. The breakfast will follow immediately in the Carney Dining Hall of McElroy Commons.
John Hume

Tickets are $18 for adults and $12 for children and young alumni (Classes of 1987-96). For information on registering, call the Alumni Association at (800) 669-8430 or log onto the association's World Wide Web site.

-Sean Smith

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