2011 Blessing of the Books

5th Annual Blessing of the Books

The 5th annual Blessing of the Books was held on December 6, 2011 in McGurrin Hall. Reverend Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., J.D., Ph.D blessed over 4,600 books that will be distributed to needy children both locally and across the nation. A good portion of the books with be donated to the flood-damaged Holy Rosary School in Duryea.

A nice news video and article on the event can be seen by clicking here.

Also, click here to view the article featured in the University's Royal News.


The total number of books collected since the first annual Blessing of the Books back in 2007 are:

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Total
1,700 1,500 2,400 3,700 4,630 13,930