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A Memo from Assumption's President PDF Print E-mail

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MEMORANDUM

Office of the President

To:               Assumption College Community

From:           Dr. Francesco C. Cesareo, President

Re:               Founders Week

Date:           31 August 2018

The mission of the College is inspired by the vision of Fr. Emmanuel d'Alzon, which continues to animate the life of the College through the presence of the Assumptionists and each of us as their lay collaborators. To better understand our mission, a new initiative, which I hope will become part of the tradition on campus, is Founders Week, which will begin on Thursday, September 6th, with the Mass of the Holy Spirit at 11:30 a.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit. You will find the schedule of events for Founders Week posted throughout campus, as well as on the portal each day of throughout the week.

The goal of the organizing committee for Founders Week is to provide the College community with an opportunity to learn more about the mission of the Assumption brothers and sisters here on campus and in the world. For this reason, the focus of the week this year is not so much explicitly on the educational mission at the College, but is an invitation to broaden our understanding of the ministry of the Assumptionists and the Religious of the Assumption, as well as their collaborators, in addressing the challenges faced by immigrants in our world today in Worcester, Paris, Brussels, Chaparral (New Mexico), and in Saigon.

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Ordination to Diaconate of Bro. Marciano Lopez Solis, A.A. and Rodel Cervantes Sapalo, A.A. PDF Print E-mail

Ordination to Diaconate of Bro. Marciano Lopez Solis, A.A. and Rodel Cervantes Sapalo, A.A.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 August 2018 22:05
 
FEAST OF ST. AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO PDF Print E-mail

St. Augustine of HippoHere is my heart, O God, here it is with all its secrets. Look into my thoughts, O my hope, and take away all my wrong feelings. Let my eyes be ever on you, and release my feet from the snare. I ask you to live with me, to reign in me, to make this heart of mine a holy temple, a fit dwelling for your divine majesty. Amen.

St. Augustine of Hippo

 
THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY PDF Print E-mail

THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

Almighty ever-living God, who assumed the Immaculate Virgin Mary, the Mother of your Son, body and soul into heavenly glory, grant, we pray, that, always attentive to the things that are above, we may merit to be sharers of her glory.

(Collect - Mass During the Day, Feast of the Assumption)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 August 2018 22:25
 
BABA SUSHI EVENT RAISES $500. FOR KIDS IN THE CONGO PDF Print E-mail

The article was first reported by The Sturbridge Villager.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 August 2018 22:48
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NEWSFLASH: EBOLA OUTBREAK IN BENI, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO PDF Print E-mail

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Prayers requested for the citizens of Beni which number many members of the Assumption Family including the regional headquarters of the Eastern Congo Region of the Assumptionists and the Prince of Peace School Complex

Addis Ababa, 03 August 2018: The Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on 01 August 2018 declared a new outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in two Provinces: North Kivu (32 cases) and Ituri (one case). On 28 July 2018, the North Kivu Provincial Health Division notified the Ministry of Health of suspected EVD cases which were subsequently confirmed by laboratory testing at the Institut National de Recherché Biomédical (INRB). This is the tenth outbreak of EVD in the DRC; the ninth outbreak was declared over on 24 July 2018 in the Equateur Province. As of 01 August 2018, a total of 33 cases including 26 deaths were reported with a cases fatality ratio of about 79%.

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FR. SIMON'S INTERVIEW ON CATHOLIC TV PDF Print E-mail

Father Simon Njuguna, AA, an Assumptionist priest from Kenya, talks about his congregation's work and charism on Catholic TV.

Father Simon Njuguna, AA, an Assumptionist priest from Kenya, talks about his congregation's work and charism on Catholic TV.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 August 2018 08:58
 
FINAL VOWS OF BROS. PACIFIQUE AND SADIKI ON JULY 22nd IN QUEBEC PDF Print E-mail

FINAL VOWS OF BROS. PACIFIQUE AND SADIKI ON JULY 22nd IN QUEBEC

 
CAMP HIDDEN LAKE PDF Print E-mail

Fr. Ron with campers.

Camp Hidden Lake is a retreat center and summer camp committed to facilitating encounters with Christ  in Georgia. Pictured is our own Fr. Ron with campers.

Last Updated on Friday, 27 July 2018 14:05
 
"Letter to my Friends" PDF Print E-mail

Fr. Bernard Holzer, A.A.Bernard Holzer
Manila, July 2018

Letter to my Friends

Dear Friends,

Just a short notice to give you some news as I just celebrated my 70 years.

I passed this new step after a fifteen-day trip to Vietnam and during the annual retreat of the Assumptionists of the Philippines in Tagaytay. It is a day to thank God, my parents and my family, my brothers and sisters, and you my friends.

It's a new stage, an awaited moment, to pass the baton. Since July 1st, after 12 years as superior of the Adveniat community, the relay is taken by Cris, an ordained priest last May. Our two formation communities are now under the responsibility of Filipino brothers, both for animation and for finances.

Our community is becoming truly international with 6 Filipinos, 3 Vietnamese, 1 Guatemalan, 1 from Burkina Faso and myself.

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In 18 months, on January 1st 2020, the Vicariate of Asia-Oceania will be in place. There too, the succession will be ensured. The coming months will be decisive in creating "a common soul and spirit" between the Assumptionists of Korea, Vietnam and the Philippines, not forgetting our two brothers from New Zealand, and giving new impetus to our collaborations. That will be one of my priorities.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 July 2018 10:29
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