Mgr Sean Healy, current chair of the Roman Association, presided at mass. In his homily, he said that he was encouraged to see the current generation of seminarians and that the tradition of training for the priesthood is still very much alive.
After supper, the Roman Association had the opportunity to examine the first volume of the Liber Ruber which lists every student that attends the VEC. In 1577, St Ralph Shewrin, our protomartyr, was the first to sign the Liber Ruber where he is recorded as saying that he was ready "today rather than tomorrow, at a sign from his superiors to go into England for helping of souls."
The Roman Association exists to foster love for alma mater and keep up old College friendships. Members support current students through prayers and substantial donations which have funded major projects such as the refurbishment of student rooms.