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Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary to Award Honorary Degree to Justice Samuel A. Alto Jr.


PHILADELPHIA, PA--Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary will award a Doctor of Humane Letters

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United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr.

degree, honoris causa, to the United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. at its Concursus ceremony on Wednesday, May 17, 2017.  Justice Alito will also give the Concursus address.  Concursus is the seminary’s annual graduation ceremony where academic degrees are awarded to seminarians as well as religious and lay students enrolled in its college and graduate degree programs.







Wednesday, May 17, 2017

10:00 a.m.

The Chapel of St. Martin of Tours

Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary

100 East Wynnewood Road

Wynnewood, PA 19096


The honorary degree will be conferred by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Philadelphia and Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Saint Charles Seminary. Justice Alito will join a distinguished list of honorary degree recipients from the Seminary including Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Judge Genevieve Blatt, Mr. William Fishman and Pennsylvania Chief Justice Robert N.C. Nix, inter alios.


Background on Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary


 Founded in 1832, the Seminary has served as a leading institution in the formation of Catholic men for the Priesthood in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and dioceses throughout the country for over 180 years. In addition, the seminary’s School of Theological Studies grants degrees and certificates to religious and lay students. The seminary is currently experiencing a resurgence in enrollment with increases of 20% and 13% in the last two years.