Aquinas Institute of Theology is pleased to announce the appointment of Fr. Mark E. Wedig, O.P. as its 10th President. The appointment was made by the Provincial Council of the Province of St. Albert the Great upon the recommendation of the Board of Trustees of Aquinas Institute. Fr. Wedig is a Dominican friar and a member of the Southern Province of St. Martin de Porres. A widely published scholar and a seasoned academic administrator, he comes to Aquinas Institute from Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida where he served as Chair of the Department of Theology and Philosophy for nineteen years, and where he currently serves as professor of theology and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies. The official announcement and Fr. Wedig’s biography and curriculum vitae follows below.
In its ninety-five plus years of existence, Blessed Sacrament Parish has survived and thrived through many cultural and demographic shifts. Originally one of a few parishes in the area, there were several Masses every Sunday, and the Priory was always full of priests and brothers active with various ministries in our parish and school. The school, which was founded in 1924, had 138 students when it opened, and was staffed by the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters. In the early years, eight Masses were held in the Church every Sunday. The first was at 6:00 am and the last was at 12:00 noon. How times have changed!
With deep gratitude, we salute the following sponsors of the Province of St. Albert the Great’s Inaugural Gala
November 12, 2016, Chicago, Illinois