BARRY'S BAY, ONT. – Six students from the Edmonton Archdiocese were among those receiving first, second and third-year certificates from Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Academy at its recent graduation ceremony.
Founded in 2000, OLSWA is a Catholic post-secondary liberal arts institution that offers one-, two-, and three-year certificates in Christian humanities.
Most students go on to complete a bachelor of arts degree at other institutions.
Among the students receiving the first-year basic certificate of Christian humanities this year were: Rebecca Aalbers, Stephen MacDonald, Alex Novakowski, Daniel Sanche and Sabrina Winczura, all of the Edmonton Archdiocese.
Dale Aalbers completed his second year at the college.
A total of 48 students received certificates at the ceremony.
Delivering the commencement address was Toronto Cardinal Thomas Collins who spoke of the profound joy that every Christian should have that comes from a deep-seated faith.
Collins also counselled the graduates to be always conscious that "Life is a battle" against the devil.