November 03, 2023
Students added loved ones to an ofrenda on campus throughout the week. (Catholic University/Patrick G. Ryan)

The Center for Cultural Engagement hosted its annual celebration of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Nov. 2 with an ofrenda (altar) in St. Vincent's Chapel, plus a gathering at the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center.

This year's ofrenda will be on display through today. Community members are invited each year to place a photo of a deceased loved one on the ofrenda.

The Nov. 2 gathering inside the Pryz brought together community members to share stories about loved ones, while enjoying delicious pan de muertos (bread of the dead), hot chocolate, and other traditional foods.

View photos by University photographer Patrick G. Ryan in the slideshow below.