Tuesday, November 15, 2016

MIT hosts first 'Gold Mass' for Catholic scientists

Society of Catholic Scientists hold opening 'Gold Mass'
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (Photo Credit: Tsuji via Flickr) 
A recently formed group of American Catholic scientists held the first ever Gold Mass on the feast day of St. Albert the Great, patron saint of scientists.

The Mass was held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) chapel Tuesday Nov. 15.
Although many individuals believe faith and science contradict, the Society of Catholic Scientists state that it exists to "witness to the harmony between the vocation of scientist and the life of faith."
The Gold Mass follows the tradition of Masses for other professions, such as White Masses for medical professionals, Red Masses for lawyers, and Blue Masses for police officer. It's name is derived from the hoods warn by graduates with a Ph.D. in science and St. Albert the Great's attempts at turning base metals into gold.

The article, written by Catholic News Agency, can be viewed here.

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