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Society of Cornelius

The Society of St. Cornelius welcomes Catholics (active, inactive, past, and future), along with their spouses and partners, who are associated with Vanderbilt Divinity School or the Graduate Department of Religion.  The Society's purpose is to support and enhance the religious lives of its members through conversation at regular meals and similar gatherings, by sponsoring prayer and worship, by sharing information on professional opportunities for lay persons, and by making the resources of the Catholic Church available to the Vanderbilt community.  St. Cornelius is presented in Acts as the first Gentile to be welcomed into the Christian community; he is also the presumed patron of the University's founding benefactor.