Fr. Ron shares his vocation story

When did you first consider becoming a priest? When did you receive the beginnings of a call? In the Philippines, growing up as Catholic, I had this sense that the priests were very mysterious and aloof because I only saw them at Mass. But one time, when I decided to…

Bro. Ryan on his final profession

On the 6th of January I made lifelong vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience according to the Rule of St. Augustine and the Assumptionist Rule of Life.   The Profession Mass took place in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit at Assumption College.  My immediate family flew in from Colorado…

A Christmas message from Fr. Sal Musande

  Here's something Fr. Sal Musande, a Congolese Assumptionist, wrote on Facebook. He asks us to pray for peace in Democratic Republic of the Congo. Dear Friends, Christmas is upon us. I’ve been thinking lately about how to celebrate Christmas in a war-torn country. Doesn’t Christmas time bring to our families,…

Fr. John Franck discusses the Assumptionist charism

We're posting an interview John Allen, editor of Crux, did with Fr. John Franck, A.A., who most recently served on the Assumptionist General Council. You can also find it on our main website and our various social media accounts. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjEqek_eDjk&feature=youtu.be[/embed] Does this pique your interest? Yeah? If so, let's talk. We'd…

Making the culture of vocation real

Assumption College and Assumption College Campus Ministry hosted on Oct. 15 a National Religious Vocation Conference, or NRVC, workshop on the upcoming Synod on Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment. About 45 people -- religious, ordained, and lay, along with a smattering of students -- attended. The Assumptionists were one…

Father Dennis Gallagher, A.A., named Provincial of the North American Province of the Augustinians of the Assumption

  On June 21, 2017, after consultation with the Assumptionists throughout the North American region, Assumption College Vice President for Mission Father Dennis Gallagher, A.A. was appointed Provincial Superior of the North American Province of the Augustinians of the Assumption by Fr. Benoît Grière, A.A., Superior General of the Congregation.…

Celebration for Fr. Miguel

The Assumptionists celebrated on June 6th Fr. Miguel Diaz's time as provincial superior of North America and the Philippines. He'll soon head to Rome to begin his term as an assistant general. Here are some pictures from the celebration. If you'd like to thank Fr. Miguel and wish him well, please comment on Facebook…

Fr. Ron enjoying time with SOPHIA

Fr. Ron Sibugan is in Rome with the SOPHIA program right now. SOPHIA stands for the Sophomore Initiative at Assumption College, but it of course also means "wisdom" in Greek. And that's the program's purpose:  to help sophomores use the wisdom of both the Church and our greatest thinkers to…

d’Alzon, Amoris Laetitia, and Edgardo Mortara

With all the debate happening right now concerning the proper interpretation of Amoris Laetitia, I wondered: would Fr. d'Alzon, founder of the Assumptionists, take sides in this debate? For anyone wanting to learn more about the Assumptionists, I thought a brief reflection on the founder's views might be useful since…

God is good

In Russia during Soviet times many churches were shut down.  In a certain neighborhood of Kiev, Ukraine, one such church was not only shut down but demolished.  As of 2008 what remained was an empty piece of land located next to a small dilapidated building that had previously been part…

Crux Editor John Allen to speak at Commencement

CNN Sr. Vatican Analyst, Crux Editor to Deliver Address at Assumption College’s Centennial Commencement College to Bestow Honorary Doctorates Upon Founder of Worcester Regional Research Bureau, Exec. Dir. of Catholic African-American Scholarship Organization During May 14 Ceremony   WORCESTER, MA (March 13, 2017)—This spring, Assumption College will celebrate its centennial…

Celebration of consecrated life

  We wanted to follow-up our ecumenical prayer service post with this:  We'll be celebrating consecrated life 7 p.m. this Sunday, Jan. 29, in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit. Paul Covino, director of campus ministry at Assumption College, said: "During this Mass, we want to highlight the Augustinians of…

Ecumenical prayer service

You can find information about this service on both the main Assumptionist website and the college's website. We wanted to post it here, too, though, because it actually demonstrates an important aspect of Assumptionist life:  ecumenicism.  Ecumenical Prayer Service for Christian Unity to Focus on Reconciliation Annual service to be…

AA trivia

Despite what many people believe, Christmas doesn't end on Dec. 25. So it's still the perfect time to share this bit of information about the congregation. A significant day in the Assumption is, of course, Aug. 15, the Feast of the Assumption. But another is Christmas, and not only because…

Some updates from AA land

Emmanuel d'Alzon wanted Assumptionists to stay busy. Members of the US region of the congregation are living up to his directive. We've pasted some pictures of recent Assumptionist appearances and events below. Take a look!Fr. Mulumba Matsongani was on the committee that prepared and organized the St. Andrew's African Community…
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