Newman Lenten Series
Thursdays 7:30pm – 8:30pm in Roetter Hall
February 15 – March 22
Join Fr. Boom Martinez, SJ and the Young Adults and Graduate Students (YAGS) for a Lenten series on the social teachings of the Catholic church.
Sometimes called the Church’s “best kept secret,” Catholic social teaching is based on a set of core principles that address issues designed to help guide us in applying the Good News of the Gospel to the social, economic, and political problems we face in these modern times such as human dignity, the call to participate in family and community life, the promotion of human rights and responsibilities, the Church’s preferential option for the poor and vulnerable, care for God’s creation, and the call to be peacemakers.
After the introductory session on February 15, each succeeding Thursday is designed to be a stand-alone session – so it’s easy to attend some or all of the sessions as your schedule allows.
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Jubilee of St. Aloysius Gonzaga, SJ
“March 9 marks the 450th anniversary of the birth of St. Aloysius Gonzaga, a Jesuit who gave up a privileged life to enter the Society of Jesus and died young — at age 23 — from the plague, which he contracted during his selfless care for the sick. [St. Aloysius Gonzaga is the patron saint of students and of those with AIDS]… the Holy See has announced the celebration of a Jubilee Year of St. Aloysius from March 9, 2018, to March 9, 2019. The jubilee is fitting as the church focuses its attention on young people with the October Synod of Bishops in Rome on “Young People, Faith and Vocational Discernment” and the January 2019 World Youth Day in Panama.” Read full article. Read Father Arturo Sosa’s, SJ, Superior General of the Society of Jesus, letter announcing the Jubilee.
Living Out Lent Today
“For the next six weeks, we are journeying through the desert toward the oasis that is Easter and the feast of the Resurrection. This season is an opportunity to step away from familiar routines and see life from a new vantage point. It’s a chance to look inside our hearts and outside our comfort zones, a chance to give God the space to reshape us in his image. The more focused we are during the journey, the greater our joy will be when Easter arrives.” Click on the image to read more.
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