Cardinal Seán O’Malley, archbishop of Boston, will deliver Regis College's commencement address during the ceremony in Weston on May 11, and will receive an honorary doctorate of laws degree from the college.
“Regis congratulates Cardinal Sean for persevering in re-building trust within our Boston Church, preparing this great ecclesiastical community for the challenges of the 21st century, and keeping major issues out in front," Antoinette M. Hays, the college's president said in a statement.
"We consider him a friend, and Regis College alumni, staff, and faculty have supported him in the past decade in various ways on his journey not only to repair and console a Church wounded by clerical sexual abuse but also to revitalize Catholic education at every level.”
Regis, a Roman Catholic school, expects to graduate over 550 students with degrees ranging from associates to doctorates. About 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students are enrolled at the school, which was founded in 1927 as a liberal arts college for women.
The college will also award Kathryn Erat, sponsor of the Erat Scholars program at Regis, with an honorary doctorate of laws degree at the commencement. The academic program selects a group of undergrads to participate in a seminar addressing both ancient and new issues in the Church, and brings the students on international travels relevant to the religion and the school.
For more information on the school and commencement, visit the college's website.