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Pat HaggertyBy Pat Haggerty

This morning, when I turned on my iPad, I wanted to check my email.  I was told to “join a network.”  Obviously I had lost my internet connection.  That often happens on a computer too.  You are directed to “connect to a network.”  It all sounds so friendly---“join,” “connect,” or “choose a network.”  It’s as if they want us to connect and belong.  That’s all well and good until we experience frustration over a slow connection or the inability to find a network.  That’s when our patience is put to the test.  We accept it, though, as part of what we do in this era of technology and social media.

This got me thinking.  Our ability to connect with God is so much simpler!  We don’t have to connect to a network; we already are connected to His network.  All we have to do is ask for His help, call Him in prayer and seek Him in our hearts.  The point is we need to reach out to God.  He is always there waiting for our knock.

 
Orientation at the Assumptionist Center

Orientation at the Assumptionist Center

On Sunday, September 7th, 2014, the Assumptionist Center in Brighton was the site of the annual Orientation Day for new residents. This year six young men have come to study and share in the community life of three who have returned and ten Assumptionists. From the outset it promises to be an outstanding year of sharing cultural diversity, faith experiences, academic challenges, house celebrations...and more. Stay tuned!

 
JOIN SAINTS ON SATURDAY

St. John Paul IIAt the close of the Jubilee Year of 2000, in reference to the Christian’s call to HOLINESS by virtue of Baptism, St. John Paul II writes the following: “The time has come to repropose wholeheartedly to everyone this high standard of ordinary Christian living” (Apostolic Letter: Novo Millenio Ineunte, #31). He then goes on to mention the importance of prayer for “training in holiness” and that “we who have received the grace of believing in Christ . . . have a duty to show to what depths the relationship with Christ can lead”, and that “the great mystical tradition of the Church of both East and West has much to say in this regard” (NMI, 31-33).

 
My Assumptionist Vocation’s Growth

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I am Joseph Kakule Munduvuyira. I was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo (RDC), August 14, 1978.

My parents are Ferdinand Muhindo Muhuwo and Madeleine Kahambu Muhiwa. They are Christians. I come from Mbau, a small village in the Eastern part of the DRC. I am a native of an Assumptionist Parish. Thus, I knew the Assumptionist family since I was young.

Last Updated on Monday, 15 September 2014 13:58
 
Fulbright Scholarship Awarded to Assumption Alumna

Assumption College alumna Katherine Vachawski ’14 of Coventry, R.I., has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship.Katherine Vachawski ‘14 Will Conduct Research on Catholicism and National Identity Formation in Lithuania.

Assumption College alumna Katherine Vachawski ’14 of Coventry, R.I., has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship. Vachawski will conduct research in Lithuania during the 2014-2015 academic year on how and whether the shared experience of Catholicism works to integrate the Polish community in Vilnius, Lithuania.

“Katherine Vachawski represents the best of an Assumption College education and embodies the finest qualities of a Fulbright Scholar,” said Assumption College President Francesco C. Cesareo, Ph.D., a former Fulbright Scholar himself. “The Assumption community is proud of her commitment to intellectual growth and cultural awareness. Katherine wants to make a difference in our world, and the Fulbright scholarship provides her the opportunity to contribute to discovering solutions to shared international concerns.”

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 September 2014 23:09
 

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