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Fr. Bernard Stef Stefan, A.A. passed away PDF Print E-mail

Fr. Bernard Stef Stefan, A.A. (1916-2010)Fr. Bernard Stef Stefan, A.A. (1916-2010)
Leader in the Rebirth of the Romanian Church
Prisoner in the Communist Gulag

Ştefan Ştef was born on October 22, 1916 in Lăscud (region of Mures, Romania). He completed his elementary school education in his home town, then his early high school years in Târnăveni (1927-1930), and finally completed his secondary education in Blaj (1930-1934).

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 September 2010 06:52
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Four Vietnamese made their first vows in the congregation PDF Print E-mail

Four Vietnamese made their first vows in the congregationThis past August 28 four young Vietnamese (Duong, Duc, Nam and Tai) made their first vows in the congregation. It was an important event because it was the very first time that young Assumptionists pronounced their first vows in Vietnam.

The entire Assumption Family rented a bus for 50 to make the trip from Saigon to the novitiate some 50 miles away; there were Assumptionist brothers and Oblate Sisters, but also postulants and candidates.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 September 2010 13:01
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D'Alzon Center opens in Sokode, Togo (West Africa) PDF Print E-mail

D'Alzon Center opens in Sokode, Togo (West Africa)"To see far and wide and in depth"

With the name D'Alzon Centre (Espace D'Alzon), the Assumptionist community in Sokode recently opened a facility which aims at organizing meetings and discussions in three areas: current events and the media, Assumptionist spirituality, and Christian formation. These programs complement those already offered at the St. Augustine Cultural Center (Centre Culturel Saint Augustin).

Last Updated on Sunday, 19 September 2010 16:24
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Africa is at the heart of the Assumption PDF Print E-mail

Africa is at the heart of the AssumptionPope Benedict XVI focused on Africa again in October, when he presided at the Second Special Assembly for Africa of the Synod of Bishops. The event was aimed at finding ways Africa could overcome lingering conflicts and seek reconciliation, justice and peace.

The last issue of L'Assomption et ses oeuvres (Assumption and its Ministries), an international French quarterly, presented a series of articles on the presence of the Assumption on the African continent. The following article highlights the Assumptionist presence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Last Updated on Friday, 17 September 2010 09:01
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It's possible... PDF Print E-mail
Our Adveniat communityOnce upon a time, there was a group of eight young Assumptionists from Chile (one of them, a religious) who had a dream: to take part in the national pilgrimage of Lourdes in France and to learn more about the Assumption. At the outset, the situation was very difficult for them, given the fact that a trip as big as this one was beyond their means. Nevertheless, God’s help, their own work and the desire to reach their goal pushed them to move forward… Finally, after a great deal of effort, they were successful and set out on their pilgrimage. And now these same young people have returned to share a bit of their experience.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 September 2010 08:39
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A Few Echoes from the Festival of the Bible, Montmartre Québec City PDF Print E-mail

A Few Echoes from the Festival of the Bible, Montmartre Québec CityFrom August 27-29 the fifth annual Festival of the Bible was held at the Assumptionist shrine and spiritual center in Quebec City, Montmartre canadien. The theme of this fifth festival, "L’écologie de la Bible à nos jours" ("Ecology of the Bible to our days"), opened four major axes of reflection based on Scriptural and Church teaching to provide a better understanding of the ecological crisis that calls for a spirituality of Creation. Whether in plenary conferences or workshops, the festival was an opportunity to discover much, both scientific and pastoral, about the theme. There were personal witnesses and well-prepared celebrations that nourished one's faith.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 September 2010 12:08
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Bicentennial of Fr. d'Alzon: Pilgrims at Lavagnac PDF Print E-mail

Pilgrims from throughout the worldThis past August 30, the Oblates and the Augustinians of the Assumption celebrated the bicentennial of the birth of Fr. Emmanuel d'Alzon, who was born in Le Vigan (Gard) and died on November 21, 1880 in Nimes.

Founder of both orders, he spent much of his youth at the château of Lavagnac in the town of Montagnac. And during his priestly ministry he often returned here.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 September 2010 06:46
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Assumptionist Center - New Academic Year PDF Print E-mail

Assumptionist Center - New School Year

Assumptionist Center, located in Brighton, MA, is home to a small community of Assumptionist religious. These religious invite a limited number of young, single men who are studying and/or working in the Boston area to share an experience in Christian community life in the Catholic tradition. They come together on a regular basis for meals, prayer, recreation and meetings during which they try to discover how God is working in their daily lives.

Last Updated on Monday, 06 September 2010 02:31
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Assumptionist Summer "University": The Mediterranean, Mother of Humanity PDF Print E-mail

Assumptionist Summer From August 25-29, over 300 lay-people and religious gathered at the Assumptionist conference center near Lyon, France, to participate in the sixth session of the Assumptionist Summer "University" series (dating back to 2001). This year's topic was of particular relevance to world events: "The Mediterranean: Mother of Humanity - from one shore to the other." Does this vast sea, home to great religions and cultures (Jerusalem, Athens, Rome, Alexandria, Istanbul) act as a link or as an impassable abyss?

Last Updated on Friday, 03 September 2010 07:12
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Mexico Mission’s 25th Anniversary PDF Print E-mail

Mexico Mission’s 25th AnniversaryLeaving all that is familiar – your home, your family and friends, and your culture – creates an environment that encourages profound reflection, new perspectives and personal transformation, says Fr. John Franck, A.A. ’70. For many of the hundreds of Assumption students and alumni who have participated in the College’s annual Mexico Mission trips, those changes have lasted a lifetime. This year the Mexico Mission program is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 September 2010 16:25
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