A group of students in academic robes on the steps of St Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne.

On the steps of St Patrick’s Cathedral are graduates Stephen, Leah, Ha, Nicky, HOL Staff Leslie and graduates Tom and Joey. Image: Supplied

Lynn Moresi writes:

This year’s University of Divinity graduation service was nothing short of magnificent.  St Patrick’s Cathedral stood tall and proud and the beauty and majesty of this stunning piece of architecture simply added to the significance of the occasion.  Graduation is an opportunity for students to pause and reflect on the sacrifices made in pursuit of a sacred calling: it’s a time to breathe-in the import of the moment and allow oneself a few precious moments to feel the ‘well done’ deep in the heart.  And it’s a time to celebrate – as we did – with champagne, laughs, and good friends who had travelled the journey with us.  It was a privilege to share in the night and to be able to congratulate our graduates on a wonderful achievement.

 

Graduates by night, with lecturer Robyn Reynolds olsh in the middle.

Proud graduates, Leah and Nicky show their certificates outside the cathedral with the Melbourne night scape behind. Lecturer Robyn Reynolds olsh stands in between them in full academic regalia. Image: Supplied.