Assumption College

  The Assumptionists have staffed Assumption College in Worcester, MA, since its foundation in 1904.  We work there as professors of theology, philosophy, music, English, and more; as administrators in the finance office, mission office, and admissions office; and as campus ministers. President Francesco Cesareo offers three of the many…

Bayard Press

Our world-famous Bayard Press was founded by Assumptionists in Paris in 1870, and its flagship publication, the newspaper La Croix, is to this day the third most popular news daily in France. In the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, it has expanded into a global publishing network whose American offices are located in…

St. Anne’s Shrine

Five Assumptionists staff St. Anne's Parish and Shrine, a sanctuary of peace and tranquility situated on thirty-five acres of natural woodland in the picturesque small town of Fiskdale (Sturbridge), Massachusetts. In addition to a vibrant parish that attracts worshipers even across state lines, the shrine complex also includes a gift shop, an extraordinary…

The Assumptionist Center

The Assumptionist Center in the Brighton neighborhood of Boston houses the general curia (administrative offices) for our Province, which includes Canada, the United States, Mexico, and the Philippines. It is also the house of studies for our student brothers in formation, who take courses in philosophy and theology either at…

International Apostolates

Assumptionists from our province are engaged in a number of international apostolates, too. We staff: - Two parishes in Mexico; - A language school and social apostolates in the Philippines; - The Montmartre Center of Faith and Culture in Quebec City. [caption id="attachment_256" align="aligncenter" width="620"] The grounds of the Montmartre Center of Faith…

Qualifications

As our formation documents explain, committing oneself to Assumptionist religious life calls for a certain number of basic qualities: + a sufficiently balanced character + an aptitude for life in common + those human virtues emphasized by Fr. d'Alzon - uprightness, frankness, human warmth, simplicity, initiative, boldness, generosity and disinterestedness.…

Process

Initial Contact Interested individuals usually engage in written correspondence for some time, then come for one or more visits before requesting a period of residency in one of our communities. Candidacy After a period of residency, an individual may request the status of a candidate. Candidacy is a time after…

Young Assumption Volunteers

Our second volunteer opportunity is an alliance with the European province of the congregation. The Volontariat Assomption offers an expanded list of volunteer sites; individuals interested in this organization should be aware that they will be serving alongside an international group of volunteers and will likely need to be proficient…

FAQ’s

How do I know if I am called to religious life? Religious life is a huge and counter-cultural commitment, so it is completely natural to experience doubt, uncertainty, nervousness, and fear. It is important to put everything into perspective, and to realize that God calls us to take one step…