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Message of Fr. Benoit to Pope Benedict XVI PDF Print E-mail

Pope Benedict XVI and Fr. Benoît Grière, A.A. General SuperiorRome, February 22, 2013
Chair of Saint Peter

His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI
Vatican City
Rome

Dear Holy Father,

On this feast of the Chair of St. Peter, the Augustinians of the Assumption are united with you in heart and prayer. It was with sadness that we learned of your decision to step down from the See of Peter, even if we understand the profound reasons for it.

On behalf of all the Augustinians of the Assumption and myself, I want to convey to you our gratitude for the dedication and ardor which were yours during these years of service to our Holy Mother Church.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 February 2013 09:33
 
Assumptionists in Rome Welcome First Class of Assumption College students to Villino Dufault PDF Print E-mail

On Sunday, February 17th, 2013, the Assumptionist community in Rome welcomed the first class of Assumption College (Worcester, Massachusetts, USA) students to their Rome campus on the grounds of the general house.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 February 2013 03:40
 
Benedict Our Teacher PDF Print E-mail

Pope Benedict XVI and Fr. Benoît Grière, A.A. General SuperiorBy Fr. Dennis Gallagher, A.A.

I recall a conversation at a local pub with a faculty friend within the first year of Benedict XVI’s pontificate. Taking the measure of Benedict and John Paul II, he observed that John Paul was a seminary professor in his former life, Benedict a university professor. The significance of the comment arose from a sense, early on, that Benedict’s writings and speeches were different from his predecessors, less encumbered by official Church language, somehow freer in their purpose of reaching a wider audience of those disposed to reasonable discourse. And so it was: throughout his eight years as Pope, he was the teacher par excellence, always ready to give an account of the hope that was in him (1 Peter 3:15), in words that people could understand, for the revitalization of the Church’s witness.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 February 2013 09:00
 
AA News - January 2013 PDF Print E-mail

AA News - January 2013In this issue:

Audience with Benedict XVI
“Foundational texts: some treasures from Saint Marie-Eugénie
“Voyage to America: I had a dream”
Education a Birthmark
The AA Library, d’Alzon and the O.A.
The Blessing of the new library!
The Office of Development and Solidarity. The effort continues.
The ISEAB and with your support!
The patrimony in the Assumption. A re-reading of the Rule of Life and the Capitular Rules
The feast of the blessed Martyrs and the celebration of the 150 years of the Near East Mission at Plovdiv
Ordinations to the priesthood and diaconate at Tuléar
Three Congolese Missionaries in Madagascar
Serving God in the Assumption

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AA News - October 2012 PDF Print E-mail

AA News - October 2012In this issue:

Vatican II: A Council to Celebrate
The Lay-Religious Alliance at Work
A Call to Courage and to Perseverance
From the Rapids of the Congo to the Great Lakes Region
Foundation at the Heart of the Strategic and Volcanic Goma
The ISEAB Launches Its Construction
N ovices and Novitiates
Placing oneself in the service of Him for whom no detail is vain
Announcing the Gospel through Popular Songs
Joseph Delvordre, an Old Missionary with a Young Spirit
A Missionary in Chile for 10 Years! An African in the Heart of the Andes
Two Congolese in Mexico. Nande in the Land of the Mayans
Among the Youth in Riobamba
Convictions and Hopes Reaffirmed at the Moscow Meeting
The Gifts to the Assumption. A Re-reading of the Rule of Life and the Capitular Rules
An African Successor to Saint Marie-Eugénie

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