Return of the honest men

Check out Bro. Paul Henry's latest reflection below.      On this special feast day, let’s give some thought to what the Church wants us to understand by the use of the phrase “right religion.” It might mean I’ll have to work on (and convert from) my tendency to fashion…

Bro. Daniele on religious life

  "So he set off and went to his father. But while he was still far off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion; he ran and put his arms around him and kissed him." - Luke 15:20 Yesterday, I made my first vows with the Assumptionists. During…

Congratulations

Many congratulations to our newly-professed brothers:  Manuel, Roderick, Daniele, and Brian. They've officially completed their Philippines-based novitiate and, as you can tell from the picture, are thrilled. May God continue to guide them on their journeys as members of the Assumptionists. And please continue to keep them in your prayers.…

Miracles in Cleveland

And not only because of the Cavaliers' victory, as Fr. Dennis Gallagher reports below:  As the people of Cleveland prepare to celebrate, at long last, a championship, consider the good work being done at St. Augustine's parish in the Tremont neighborhood of the city: 1. Center for ministry to the…

Frs. Norman and Camillus head to Concord

Retired religious don't stop having fun. Frs. Norman Meiklejohn and Camillus Thibault recently made the trip to Concord, MA., which, along with nearby Lexington, is where the American Revolutionary War began. Denise Osborn, a driver and companion for elderly Assumptionists, managed to snap some pictures of their travels. Check them out…

Embrace the blues

American Catholics — and everyone, really — should never be afraid of the blues. No, I don’t mean depression or sadness, although that’s true, too. Rather, I’m talking about what the critic Albert Murray called “affirmation, which is to say, reaffirmation and continuity in the face of adversity.” According to the…

A note of congratulations

The Assumptionist family wishes to congratulate John McGlynn and Bro. Michael Carter, SSE, two residents of the Assumptionist Center in Brighton who graduated from Boston College Monday. McGlynn pursued graduate studies in business, while Carter pursued graduate studies in theology. 

Fr. Ron’s Baccalaureate homily

Fr. Ron Sibugan delivered the homily at the Class of 2016's Baccalaureate Mass. The full text is below:  As I was doing this homily, one thing that really struck me — as I looked back on my own college life — is that this is truly an adventure. It asks…

Introducing Fr. Simon

  My name is Simon Njuguna, an Assumptionist from Kenya. Since I joined the Assumptionists as a candidate in 1997, I have been rotating between our communities in Kenya (Nairobi) and Tanzania (Arusha). I joined the Assumptionists after being in the diocesan seminary for some years. At some point I…

Profs. Bart Morrison and Eric Drouart had a great experience in Nairobi

    Bart Morrison and Eric Drouart, two professors from Assumption College’s Business Studies Department, recently held a strategic-planning meeting with members of the Institut Supérieur Emmanuel d'Alzon de Butembo, or ISEAB, community in Nairobi, Kenya. ISEAB, like Assumption College, is an Assumptionist institution of higher education. Both Morrison and…

Fr. Roger and poetry

  I was inducted into poetry by Fr. Robert Fortin back in the days of Cassadaga, New York, when I was seventeen years old. We read Gerard Manley Hopkins and I was hooked: I caught this morning morning’s minion, kingdom of daylight’s dauphin, dapple-dáwn-drawn Falcon, in his riding Of the rólling…

Fr. Oliver turns 100

Fr. Oliver Blanchette, A.A., celebrated his 100th birthday Saturday in the company of family and friends. Below are the remarks he made at the conclusion of the Mass held in his honor.  Gratitude:  "Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, for his steadfast love endures      …