A Catholic Mass was celebrated on Friday at the University of Virginia Chapel on behalf of murdered lacrosse player Yeardley Love.
According to the university’s Catholic Student Ministry, the public Mass was neither a funeral nor the university’s memorial service.
Rather, it was “an opportunity for Catholics within the university to pray for one of our own.”
The 22-year-old Love was found battered and dead in her off-campus apartment early Monday.
George Huguely, a member of the men’s lacrosse team, has been charged with first-degree murder in the case.