On, March 15, 2016, Saint Paul University granted an honorary doctorate to Father Louis LOUGEN, Superior General of the Congregation of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. The Doctorate Honoris Causa is the highest honour a university can bestow. It is granted to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the University, to their profession or to society in general.

The Congregation of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate played a major role in Ottawa. One of the great lasting achievements of the Oblates is an educational endeavour that continues to this day through Saint Paul University. (Video of the ceremony: http://y2u.be/h5Ld6YZYvMA)

The next day, the Superior General met with his confreres in the area. In Ottawa, as we know, the Oblates of three provinces have a significant presence, besides confreres from other Unites and Delegations in the Congregation who are studying at Saint Paul. (Video: http://y2u.be/MAZbQqX-hmU)