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Leading Advocate for Immigrants to Address Cabrini Commencement Ceremonies

Posted on 3/2/2015 8:14:00 AM

RADNOR, Pa. (March 2, 2015)—Fr. Daniel Groody, C.S.C., Ph.D., immigration advocate, scholar and professor at Notre Dame University, will address graduates at two Commencement ceremonies at Cabrini College on Sunday, May 17.

Groody serves as director of Immigration Initiatives at the University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies, as well as associate professor at the University.

This year marks Cabrini’s 55th Commencement exercises.

For more than two decades, Groody has built and solidified a reputation as leading advocate for immigrants and migrants.

He has worked with the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the World Council of Churches, and the Vatican on issues of theology, globalization, and migration.

As a scholar and teacher, Groody focuses on U.S. Latino spirituality, globalization, and the relationship of Christian spirituality to social justice.

Drawing on years of work in Latin America, particularly along the U.S.–Mexico border, Groody has authored many books and articles which have been translated into seven languages, including “Border of Death, Valley of Life: An Immigrant Journey of Heart and Spirit” and “Globalization, Spirituality, and Justice: Navigating the Path to Peace.”

He also is the editor of multiple books including, “The Option for the Poor Beyond Theology: An Interdisciplinary Reader” and co-editor of “A Promised Land, A Perilous Journey: Theological Perspectives on Migration.”

Groody is also the executive producer of films and documentaries, including “One Border, One Body: Immigration and the Eucharist” and “Dying to Live: A Migrant's Journey,” which have received international acclaim and aired on various television stations including PBS.

Groody holds a bachelor of arts from the University of Notre Dame in the Great Books Program, a master of divinity and a licentiate in sacred theology from the Jesuit School of Theology, and a doctorate in theology from the Graduate Theological Union.

In 2007, he was a visiting research fellow at Oxford University's Oxford Refugee Centre.

For more information about Commencement, visit www.cabrini.edu/Commencement.

About Cabrini College
Students do extraordinary things at Cabrini College, a residential Catholic college welcoming learners of all faiths, cultures, and backgrounds.

Since its founding in 1957 by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the College has provided a transformational Education of the Heart, focusing on academic excellence, leadership development, and a commitment to social justice.

Cabrini enrolls about 1,300 undergraduates in more than 30 majors, pre‑professional programs, concentrations and minors on its serene 112‑acre campus located 30 minutes from Philadelphia. The College also enrolls about 1,100 students in graduate and professional studies programs at its main campus in Radnor, Pa., and at 13 off‑site locations.