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​For Immediate Release: September 7, 2011

Prayer and Remembrance to Commemorate 10th Anniversary of 9/11

Providence, R.I. – Providence College will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks during a series of events on campus presented as A Week of Prayer and Remembrance.

Five Providence College alumni lost their lives that day when nearly 3,000 people were killed in New York City, Arlington, Va., and Shanksville, Pa. The deceased included David Angell ’69 and his wife, Lynn, Michael Berkeley ’85, Gertrude Alagero ’86, Joseph Corbett ’95, and Linda George ’96. Two MBA students, Lynn Goodchild and Shawn Nassaney, also were among the deceased. Many other alumni lost family members as well.

Among the commemorations scheduled are several memorial Masses and the dedication of a September 11 memorial plaque. A schedule (which is open to the public and the media) is listed below and all events take place on the College’s campus at 1 Cunningham Square, Prov., R.I.:

  • Sept. 12 – Dedication of the Memorial Plaque (alumni who died), located behind the War Memorial Grotto, 3:00 p.m.
  • Sept. 12 – Prayer Vigil for the Tenth Anniversary of Sept 11th, St. Dominic Chapel, 7:30 p.m.
  • Sept. 12 – Oct. 31 – Opening Gala Reception - Exhibit: Vanishing Point, Reilly Gallery at the Smith Center for the Arts (use Eaton Street gate), 5 p.m. - 8 p.m., An exhibition of photographs by Jason Eskenazi, capturing observers at Ground Zero shortly after the destruction of the World Trade Center.
  • Sept. 12 – Oct. 7 – Exhibit: Resurrection and Hope: Faith in the Aftermath of 9/11, Center for Catholic and Dominican Studies, Weekdays 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., An exhibition in picture and print of various stories of hope after the tragedy of 9/11.
  • Sept. 13 – “Where Was God”: Contemporary Thomistic Reflections on the Problem of Evil by Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P., President, Aquinas Hall Lounge, 4:00 p.m.

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Chrissy Centazzo
Public Affairs and Community Relations Coordinator
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