After a two year hiatus due to Covid-19, Campus Ministry is thrilled to announce that Assumption’s popular SEND service/immersion trips are returning in Spring Break 2022. For years, Assumption students have traveled to various parts of the United States and to international sites to serve among the poor and needy,… Read More »SEND Service/Immersion Trips are Returning in Spring Break!
The Feast of All Saints is the feast of the family. The saints are our grandparents, parents, siblings, friends and those who have gone before us. In communion with them, we celebrate the lives as a gift from God. Happy Feast All Saints Day to all.
Dear Members of the Assumption Community, Beginning with All Saints Day (Nov. 1) and All Souls Day (Nov. 2), the month of November has traditionally been a time to remember our deceased loved ones in prayer. A remembrance shrine will be set up during the month of November in the… Read More »Remembering Deceased Family Members and Friends in November
On this day nine years ago, three Assumptionists were kidnapped from Notre-Dame des Pauvres parish Mbau, 22 km from Beni, Democratic Republic of the Congo. We share with you this letter from our Superior General on the five year anniversary of their kidnapping: “Dear brothers, sisters, and friends, It has… Read More »Anniversary of Kidnapped Assumptionists in Congo
Brooklyn Museum – The Rich Young Man Went Away Sorrowful – James Tissot The following is a reflection on the Sunday Gospel for October 10, 2021. I’m trying to work this out for myself. What’s the role of the poor in the story of the rich man in today’s Gospel?… Read More »Overcoming Sadness
Sr. Anne Christopher, new provincial for the Religious of the Assumption in the United States, visits with our community at Emmanuel House. Originally from Long Island, NY, Sr. Anne spent over thirty years as a missionary in various African countries. You can read more about her time in Africa in this… Read More »New Provincial for The Religious of The Assumption in U.S. Visits Emmanuel House
The following is Fr. Dennis’ homily for the Feast of Sts. Anne & Joachim, given at the closing novena Mass at St. Anne Shrine in Fiskdale, MA, this past Monday. The Assumptionists have ministered at the shrine and parish since 1955. I may not be the best person to talk… Read More »First World Day for Grandparents & the Elderly
Today’s guest post is written by Fr. Marciano (“Chano”) Lopez Solis, A.A.Fr. Chano is a member of our new community in El Paso, Texas, based at St. Francis Xavier Parish. Our efforts at the parish focuses on meeting the spiritual and material needs of migrants; our presence along the U.S./Mexico… Read More »Guest post: letter from the desert
“The awakening of vocations is one of the characteristic missions of the Congregation… By their prayer and the testimony of their lives, the religious and the communities are responsible for the awakening of vocations.” (Rule of Life #133-134) “Our religious consecration at the Assumption, inspired by love of Christ and… Read More »Youth and Vocation Ministry
The Augustinians of the Assumption run St. Anne’s Shrine and St. Patrick’s Parish in Sturbridge, MA. The shrine and parish were handed over to the Assumptionists by Bishop John Wright after a tornado hit Worcester County in 1953. It continues to provide a spiritual home for Catholics in the Sturbridge… Read More »Parish and Shrine Ministry