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      …

Rocking our affliction

Here's another post from Bro. Paul Henry. Enjoy.    Yesterday afternoon, I reluctantly made my way to the local Walmart to purchase a few items. While in one of the aisles examining something, I realized I was hearing a song from the mid-1960’s by none other than Eric Burdon and…

Sobering Evangelization

We're going to start featuring individual members of the Assumptionist family on this blog, because we want you to get to know each of them personally.   Bro. Paul Henry, A.A., enjoys all kinds of music and frequently posts about it on his Facebook page, often linking songs with spiritual…

Stations of the Cross

Fr. Ron Sibugan, A.A., led a group of students, Assumption staff, and friends of the Assumption in Stations of the Cross Friday, taking them to various points around campus, beginning and ending at the chapel. Each time, the group stopped, listened to readings, and prayed. They sang along the way. Below…

Saying ‘yes’ to God

[caption id="attachment_187" align="aligncenter" width="220"] Father Emmanuel d'Alzon (1810-1880), founder of the Assumptionists[/caption] The act of saying ‘yes’ to God is one with profound implications, no less than life changing. It involves great sacrifice — you must give your whole self to God — but it is one with abundant rewards. Consider the…

Assumptionists celebrate ten years in Philippines

[caption id="attachment_393" align="aligncenter" width="620"] Fr. Bernard Holzer, A.A., speaks during the celebration. (photo by Michael Reyes.)[/caption] The Assumptionists truly have a global presence. The congregation recently celebrated its tenth anniversary in the Philippines — and, in typical Assumptionist fashion, did so with joy. As a speaker notes at the beginning of the…

Christmas at Thule

Today's guest post is from Fr. Barry Bercier, who herein describes his trip to Greenland.  CHRISTMAS AT THULE Toward the end of last year, Fr. Christian Noval, a priest from the Diocese of Copenhagen who, besides his duties in Denmark, has charge of Greenland (the whole thing!) asked me if…

A new doctor in theology

A version of this post originally appeared on the Assumptionists' U.S. homepage.    Just before 9 a.m. on November 26 at Laval University in Quebec City, friends, acquaintances, fellow students, and, of course, the members of Assumptionist religious community at the Montmartre Canadien arrived to witness Fr. Ai Nguyen Chi's defense of his doctoral dissertation,…

Discernment is a journey

Vocational discernment is a journey, one that will lead to some wonderful places. Consider this Facebook post from Bro. Daniele Caglioni, an Assumptionist novice: "Mini Woostah Assumption ‪#‎Family‬ reunion at the House today! 😊🙏🏼💙👍🏼 It's a million kinds of awesome how the Lord has made my past and present intersect…

Assumption Day celebrated Friday

Contrary to popular belief, professional studies — business, accounting, and so on — and the liberal arts and sciences are not incompatible. In fact, they all inform each other. Such was the topic of the annual Assumption Day, which was held Friday and attended by members of the Assumption College and Assumptionist communities.…

Catching up with the AMAs

On January 7th and 8th, the Associate Missionaries of the Assumption, or AMAs, had their retreat, during which they — Elliot Simmons-Uvin, Maria Palacios Paz, Meaghan Hickey — reflected on their experiences over the past few months. In short, they grew, loved. They encountered God. Throughout all of their journeys,…