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It happened in a classroom rather than a Church and it was caused by a man who had consigned popes, including the pope of his own day, to hell. It was the autumn of 1996 and I had enrolled in a course on Dante’s Inferno at a secular “great books” college. Little did I realize...
Throughout the fall semester of 2019, Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC, and the Marian Missionaries of Divine Mercy have visited campus to offer a series of conferences at once theologically and historically rich and eminently practical.  In these conferences, Fr. Gaitley has developed further the themes he took up in the retreat he offered for the...
Alleluia, Christ has risen! Few traditions are more cherished and anticipated by students and alumni than the liturgies, services, and events of Holy Week and Easter. This year the college continued these traditions, including Palm Sunday, which began with a procession and the sung Passion narrative; Wednesday’s Tenebrae and its concluding strepitus; Holy Thursday and...
Gathering on Thursday night for a Lenten Lecture, students enjoyed a talk given by Rev. Fr. Volney DeRosia to help begin this year’s Lenten season.  During the talk, Fr. DeRosia called on students to enter the desert willingly through fasting, almsgiving, and prayer. Delving into the topics of fasting, almsgiving, and prayer, Fr. DeRosia explained...
“Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.” ― St. Catherine of Siena On Monday evening, students gathered together for a night of Mercy and Mary.  Last semester, Mercy and Mary hosted two of Fr. Michael Gaitley’s programs including The Second Greatest Story Ever Told, and 33 Days to...
Alumnus Br. Stephen Camara, MIC, ‘16, visited the college on Monday, March 11, to present a talk for current students about discerning one’s vocation in life. In the talk, entitled “Becoming Mercy”, Br. Camara discussed his own personal faith journey, relating the spiritual struggles that he has overcome with God’s help, and how God revealed His...
“True love is choosing life.” – Thomas Hogan ‘22 Countering the culture of death and promoting the culture of life, a band of students gathers once a week to pray outside abortion clinics for an end to abortion.  Sacrificing sleep and braving cold mornings, this band of students convenes in front of Planned Parenthood to...
“Three things are necessary for the salvation of man: to know what he ought to believe; to know what he ought to desire; and to know what he ought to do.”  ― St. Thomas Aquinas On Friday night, February 22, Dr. Daniel Offsay presented a talk on the “Fundamentals of Christian Formation According to Saint...
On February 15, a group of students traveled to Stockbridge, Massachusetts to spend a weekend with the Marian Missionaries of Divine Mercy and Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC.  While they were there, the students were privileged to join the missionaries for both prayer and fun.  In addition, many of them also attended Mass and confession at...
Saint Mother Theresa remarked that “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” On February 9, 2019, members of the collegiate choir recalled this quotation when they traveled two and a half hours to sing for the Little Sisters of the Poor’s annual Rock-a-thon (rocking chair-a-thon). ...
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