RADNOR, Pa. (Feb. 17, 2012) – On Tuesday, Feb. 21, the College honors the legacy of Mother Ursula Infante, MSC (1897-2001), founding president of Cabrini College, with the annual Founder’s Day celebration.
The day starts with 8:30 a.m. Mass, in the Bruckmann Memorial Chapel of Saint Joseph, for Mother Ursula and friends and benefactors of Cabrini College.
From 2 to 3:30 p.m. the Mansion foyer will be transformed into an interactive gallery filled with archival items about Mother Ursula and the College. Yearbooks, photographs, student handbooks, and even the original white blazer all Cabrini College students were required to wear when the College first opened will be displayed. Some of Mother Ursula’s personal items also will be included in the exhibit.
Professor of Philosophy Joseph Romano, Ph.D., who joined the College in 1960, and others will offer reflections on Mother Ursula, who served as president from the College’s founding in 1957 to 1967. Cathy Matta ’13 will perform a dramatic reading of Mother Ursula’s 2001 letter to The Loquitur, “A Day to Remember,” which recalls her entrance into the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
For more information, contact the Wolfington Center (Wolfington@cabrini.edu). About Cabrini College Students do extraordinary things at Cabrini College, a residential Catholic college welcoming learners of all faiths, cultures and backgrounds. Founded in 1957 by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the College provides a transformational “education of the heart,” focusing on academic excellence, leadership development and a commitment to social justice.
Cabrini offers 1,300 full-time undergraduate students more than 30 majors, pre-professional programs, concentrations and minors. More than 1,900 students are in graduate studies programs at the main campus in Radnor, Pa., and at 13 off-site locations. The College’s serene 112-acre campus is located 30 minutes from Philadelphia.