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Nursing White Coat & Hand Blessing Ceremony

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10/11/2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

On Monday, October 11th at 5:00 p.m., the Carroll College Nursing Program will host its annual White Coat and Hand Blessing Ceremony in the All Saints Chapel on the Carroll College campus for nursing students and invited guests. The White Coat Ceremony is a rite of passage to emphasize the importance of compassionate patient care. This interfaith ceremony recognizes the dedication of nurses to bring comfort, kindness, respect, and spiritual support to patients.

This year's ceremony continues the tradition of the White Coat Ceremony that was incorporated into the Hand Blessing ceremony starting in 2018. Nursing students are given a specially designed pin, provided by The Arnold P. Gold Foundation, that serves as a visual reminder of their commitment to providing high-quality care with humanism at the core of their practice.

The ceremony will include music from Linda Meuret and her string ensemble and there will be a reception with light refreshments directly following the ceremony in the lobby of All Saints Chapel.

Given that our community is still experiencing COVID-19 infections, other important details:

  1. Attendees are asked to wear face coverings (covering nose and mouth), except those at the time they are giving a speech.
  2. Physical distancing is encouraged.
  3. If attendees are exhibiting any symptoms, they are asked to stay home and not attend.

About the White Coat Ceremony 

The White Coat Ceremony was initiated in 1993 by Arnold P. Gold, MD, a professor and pediatric neurologist, who was a passionate advocate for humanistic healthcare. Dr. Gold believed that the oath taken by new physicians at the end of medical school came too late. Through the nonprofit organization that he and his wife, Dr. Sandra Gold started, The Arnold P. Gold Foundation has expanded the White Coat Ceremony around the globe.

Carroll Campus
All Saints Chapel
1601 N. Benton Ave
Helena, MT 59602
United States
Dr. Hall: The Church as Syllogism

CATH 189 Images of the Church Lecture Series graphic

10/11/2021 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Dr. Eric Hall will be in the Fortin Scola on Monday, Oct 11, 2021 for a talk and Q&A on "The Church as Syllogism" starting at 5:30 p.m. We'll meet to eat together in the STAC at 5:00 p.m.

Everyone invited! A part of CATH 189: Images of the Church.

Catholic Studies: CATH 189

The Catholic Studies course CATH 189 is a series of Fall-semester courses under the theme of “Catholic Thought and Culture.” Iterations of CATH 189 will treat different subjects, such as a doctrine, person, historical or cultural moment, etc., relevant to the overarching theme of Catholic Thought and Culture.

The aim of this course series is to introduce inquiring students (especially freshmen) to aspects of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition in the context of the Catholic Studies community of students and instructors. We hope to give students a taste of the content and mode of learning in Catholic Studies.

Note: Even if you are not a part of the CATH 189 roster, you can still attend all or any of the gatherings.

Fall 2021

The subject this Fall is “Images of the Church.” The specific aim of this subject is to contemplate together from a variety of angles the mystery of the Church. It is inspired by Lumen Gentium, CCC 751-810, and Pope Francis’ Wednesday audiences of 2013 (beginning May 29). Speakers present an image of the Church in historical and cultural context, utilizing a saint, pope, order, movement, et al., in the history of the Church, who reflected upon and taught the Church about itself through the particular image.  Students will thus learn about dialogical moments between a concrete situation in the life of the Church and a figure who employs an image of the Church to help read and respond to “signs of the times.”


  • Monday evenings 5-7 p.m.
    • 5:00 discussion over dinner (either the STAC or Scola, check schedule)
    • 5:30 speaker and Q&A
    • 6:30 small group discussions
    • 6:50 wrap up
Carroll Campus
Fortin Science Center
Fortin Science Center - Scola
Purple/Gold Scrimmage
10/11/2021 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Come watch the annual Carroll basketball Purple/Gold scrimmage! Admission is free.

Carroll Campus
PE Center
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