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Patroness, Mother of Christian Home

Honorary Doctor of Literature



From time to time it is proper for the University of Detroit to single out individual men and women whose lives illustrate what is meant by the achievement of an ideal. Tonight on the occasion of its 75th anniversary year, the University has chosen to be especially bountiful not only in the number of those whom it presents for emulation and for honor, but also in the wide diversity of the vocations in which they have made their dreams come true. I present, Very Reverend President, for the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Literature: Mrs. Frank Couzens devoted wife of an esteemed and well-remembered public servant, queenly mother of a Christian home, patroness of many civic and religious enterprises. Through the strength of her deep Catholic faith, in spite of trying vicissitudes, she has been a sustaining and inspiring influence in every agency and group with which she has been associated, and an example to every social-minded Catholic mother of the city and the state. Commencement, University of Detroit, June 11, 1952.

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