A small plaque next to it says, "So that justice and mercy may prevail in our world." This is a quote that Dr. McAleese shared after the attack on September 11th. It was a moving sight to see a former President with children lighting a candle in a church that has been home to so many immigrants.
This entire evening was made possible by cooperation between so many groups; the Irish Cultural Committee, UMass Lowell, AOH, and the Ladies Sodality of St Patrick Parish. The culmination was conferring of an honorary doctorate degree by Chancellor Marty Meehan at the UMass Lowell's Inn and Conference Center. We cannot close without saying our most sincere thanks to all involved. This is a fine example of how Irish culture lives on in Lowell.