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CONVERSATIONS IN BRIGHTON - PATHWAYS OF LIFE AS SINGLE AND CATHOLIC IN TODAY'S WORLD PDF Print E-mail

Conversations at the Assumptionist Center - March 19, 2017

 Conversations at the Assumptionist Center - March 19, 2017 - pdf file

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 March 2017 08:27
 
ASSUMPTION COLLEGE - VILLANOVA SCHOLAR TO EXPLORE AUGUSTINE'S VIEWS ON PEACE AND JUST WAR PDF Print E-mail

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WORCESTER, MA (March 6, 2017)—Fr. Allan D. Fitzgerald, O.S.A, S.T.D., Ph.D., director of The Augustinian Institute and theology professor at Villanova University, will deliver the College’s Annual Augustine Lecture on the towering figure of St. Augustine of Hippo, the great early Christian theologian who profoundly influenced the development of Western Christianity. Fr. Fitzgerald’s lecture will be held on Monday, March 20 at 7 p.m. in the Salon of Assumption’s La Maison building, located at 500 Salisbury Street.

Fr. Fitzgerald’s lecture, entitled “Augustine: Reaching for Peace in This World,” will address Augustine’s attitude toward peace-in-action. It is often said that, for Augustine, perfect peace in this life is unattainable. Perfection, of course, must await the fullness of time in just about everything. But, Augustine also accepted the benefit of human efforts for peace in this time, engaging the imperfect world and culture in which he lived in human ways. It is, in fact, more interesting and more accurate to talk about his thought and dedication to peace than to pretend that he had theory about just war. Fr. Fitzgerald’s lecture will address that contrast and begin to frame Augustine's attitude toward peace-in-action.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 March 2017 08:25
 
ASSUMPTIONIST EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF THE CONGREGATION'S DAILY LA CROIX RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS PONTIFICAL AWARD PDF Print E-mail

Fr. Dominique GreinerThe Pontifical foundation, Centesimus annus-Pro Pontifice, on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, in the Holy See Press Office, announced the third “Economy and Society” International Award, to promote knowledge of the social doctrine of the Catholic Church, and the International Congress “Constructive Alternatives in an Era of Global Turmoil”.

The winners are: for the International Award, the German Professor Markus Vogt, for his work Prinzip Nachhaltigkeit. Ein Entwurf aus theologisch-ethischer Perspektive, Monaco 2013; and for the prizes for journalists, instituted this year, the French Assumptionist Fr. Dominique Greiner, whose prize-winning blog “La doctrine social sur le fil”, is published on the website of the daily “La Croix”, and the German Burkhard Schäfers, for his radio show “Oswald von Nell-Breuning - Was von der katholischen Soziallehre geblieben ist”, a Jesuit who was one of the pioneers in promoting the principle of subsidiarity.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 March 2017 15:37
 
ASSUMPTION PROFESSOR SELECTED FROM COMPETITIVE FIELD TO PARTICIPATE IN SEMINAR TO HELP STUDENTS DISCOVER THEIR CALLING PDF Print E-mail

Assumption College Associate Professor of Spanish Esteban Loustaunau, Ph.D.WORCESTER, MA (February 6, 2017) —Assumption College Associate Professor of Spanish Esteban Loustaunau, Ph.D., has been selected among a number of professors from throughout the country to participate in a Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) summer seminar on Teaching Vocational Exploration. The seminar will provide valuable information to enhance the College’s Sophomore Initiative at Assumption (SOPHIA) Program.

Assumption’s SOPHIA Program is designed to help students discover a deeper connection between their spiritual, personal and professional lives by combining residential, academic and travel opportunities under the guidance of four dedicated faculty mentors. SOPHIA strives to foster a culture of vocational exploration at Assumption College that will help students pursue productive lives of meaning. As director of SOPHIA, Professor Loustaunau teaches students and also assists faculty members who serve as small-group mentors to students in the program.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 March 2017 15:36
 
Meet Assumptionist Fr. Jean-Paul Sagadou: Bringing West African Youth Together PDF Print E-mail

Fr. Jean-Paul Sagadou, A.A.In 2009 the Assumptionists, under the leadership of Fr. Jean-Paul Sagadou, launched a new and ambitious initiative, called African Integration Trips (AIT). African Integration Tours are organized by the Youth Network for African Integration (YNAI) and are tours of inter-African cultural discovery. The main objective is to transmit to African and Afro-descendant youth the ideal of a plural, integrated and united Africa, in its religious, cultural and political aspects. The AITs have a strong educative and civil dimension. Every year, a tour tackles a specific theme and proposes to participants: training, workshops and conferences that include history, economics, entrepreneurship, the arts, humanities, etc.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 February 2017 16:27
 
FORMER ASSUMPTIONIST CENTER RESIDENT ORDAINED DEACON PDF Print E-mail

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Two men were ordained to the diaconate Feb. 11 at the Chapel of St. Michael the Archangel on the campus of St. Michael’s College in Colchester: one to the permanent diaconate for the Diocese of Burlington and one to the transitional diaconate as he prepares for priestly ordination as a member of the Society of St. Edmund, the order that founded the college.

Burlington Bishop Christopher J. Coyne ordained Philip J. Lawson to the permanent diaconate and Edmundite Brother Michael R. Carter to the transitional diaconate.

“Today, in this church, two roads are about to diverge: one road moving forward into the transitional diaconate, the witness of celibacy, and -- all things being equal -– ordination to the priesthood as a member of the Edmundite religious order, and the other road leading into the permanent diaconate, a continuing witness to the sacrament of marriage and the gift of family,” Bishop Coyne said in his homily after reading from “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 February 2017 11:42
 
NEW ASSUMPTIONIST HIGH SCHOOL OPENS IN NAIROBI SUBURBS PDF Print E-mail

The Assumptionist motto ART and the Kenyan flag are featured at the school entrance.On January 16th, 2017, a dream became a reality for the Assumptionists of the East African Region. After years of planning and recruiting, the doors of the new Assumption High School for Boys and Girls opened its doors. Rooms were being painted, floors swept, classrooms and kitchen equipped, security gates put in the place, books and offices arranged, shrubbery planted, blackboards installed right up until the last minute.

The school is located within the boundaries of the Assumptionist parish of St. Monica on the way to Nairobi’s international airport, and more specifically in the Katwa neighborhood where the Assumptionists maintain an outstation and the house for postulants. Fr. Ignatius SILIOLIO MATONGWA, who completed his M.A. in educational administration, has been named headmaster and Fr. Benard ODHIAMBO YALA the school’s treasurer. Both attended the Assumptionist international education congress. They expressed their gratitude for this gathering which helped them to understand better the fundamental characteristics of an education inspired by the educational vision of the Assumptionist founder, Venerable Emmanuel d’Alzon.

The Assumptionists run high schools, universities, and language centers on five continents, in ten countries.

Last Updated on Sunday, 12 February 2017 01:52
 
CONVERSATIONS AT THE CENTER PDF Print E-mail

Danielle HuntleyThe first of this semester’s “Conversation’s at the Center” in Brighton addressed the topic of “Encountering Immigrants as Our Siblings in Christ.” The presenter was Danielle Huntley who shared her work with immigrants through the dual lens of being a professional lawyer and as a Catholic. A Lay Assumptionist, Danielle is the Principal of Huntley Inc., a full service immigration law firm in Boston.  In her presentation, Danielle masterfully led us through the complexities of this timely and complex specialty of immigration law. She successfully relieved the anxieties of many in our diverse community of religious, residents and invited guests and sees her work as living out the corporal work of mercy of receiving the stranger.  After fielding many questions, the animated discussions carried into the dining room and the sharing of a delicious brunch.

Last Updated on Sunday, 12 February 2017 01:53
 
ASSUMPTIONIST SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF LOURDES/CHILE: NOVENA FOR 2017 LAUNCHED PDF Print E-mail

With the theme, “Virgin of Lourdes, watch over our country and bring us to  Jesus”,
the annual shrine novena began on Thursday, February 2,  2017,
in preparation of the 159th anniversary of Our Lady’s appearance to Bernardette Soubirous.

ASSUMPTIONIST SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF LOURDES in ChileOn Saturday, February 4, 2017, about 50 singers gathered at the shrine to mark the 40th Vigil of “Singing God’s Praises”, a celebration that has given thousands of people an opportunity to know, appreciate, and understand this beautiful tradition that has provided an effective evangelization of the Central Region of Chile, although its effects have been felt from north to south of the country.

Fr. Julio Navarro, former vicar general of the Assumptionists now residing in Santiago, presided at the Eucharist for this group of singers and in his homily pointed out, “You have come to sing to the Virgin not in your name only, but in the name of your families, your neighbors and friends. In fact, you come to the Virgin in the name of the entire People of God in Chile, in the name of the whole Church. You represent many --- all those who have a devotion to the Virgin”.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 February 2017 17:29
 
ASSUMPTION STUDENT ORGANIZATION RECOGNIZED WITH PRESTIGIOUS NATIONAL AWARD PDF Print E-mail

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Assumption Joins Yale University, Villanova University and the University of Michigan in Recognition for Efforts to Create a Culture of Life on Campus

WORCESTER, MA (February 6, 2017)— Assumption College has announced that one of its student organizations—whose purpose is to educate, pray, advocate and act on issues related to the dignity of human life at all stages—was awarded a prestigious award recognizing their steadfast efforts to foster a campus climate that respects the sanctity of life. The award includes $1,000 to enhance their outreach efforts.

The student club, Advocates for Life, was awarded the Rev. Thomas King, S.J. Award from the Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life. The group meets each week when school is in session to plan efforts that educate the campus community on pro-life matters.  In collaboration with Assumption College’s Office of Campus Ministry, Advocates for Life co-sponsors a number of on and off campus efforts to educate the community about life issues and provide for those in need.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 February 2017 10:15
 
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