Author Archives: The Lay Centre

Thank you for your support

  I am pleased to say that many of you chose to give support to The Lay Centre on #GivingTuesday. Through online donations and messages of encouragement, I was very touched by the outpouring of your emails and the generosity … Continue reading

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A great opportunity to ‘begin again’

By Donna Orsuto ADVENT is upon us once again. A great opportunity to “begin again,” to launch into a new liturgical year with joy. The first Advent candle, flickering in the darkness, invites us to embrace the light that is … Continue reading

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My experience of American Thanksgiving

by Christopher Donnelly On Nov. 23, The Lay Centre community celebrated Thanksgiving together. This American national holiday finds its origins in the celebration of the first harvest of the year. More specific stories of the holiday suggest that it originated from … Continue reading

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Serving the ‘peripheries’ is crucial, says JRS director

by Samantha Lin The Lay Centre welcomed Father Thomas Smolich, SJ, international director of Jesuit Refugee Service, for the final Vincent Pallotti Institute fall lecture Nov. 23. Father Smolich focused on the “peripheries in our cities,” namely the refugees and … Continue reading

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#GivingTuesday is here!

If you would like to support The Lay Centre’s mission to offer formation programs for the laity and to promote ecumenical and interreligious dialogue, both locally and internationally, please feel free to make a donation to the special fund set … Continue reading

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Let The Lay Centre be part of your #GivingTuesday

This #GivingTuesday please consider supporting the mission of The Lay Centre. This mission includes (i) being a house of residence and formation for lay students undertaking graduate study in Rome in order to equip them for future leadership and service … Continue reading

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Jewish-Christian dialogue and the periphery

by Samantha Lin ROME — For the penultimate presentation of the Vincent Pallotti Institute’s fall series, The Lay Centre welcomed Rabbi Joseph Levi and Jesuit Father Philipp G. Renczes Nov. 16 for a discussion about Jewish-Christian dialogue. The presentation was … Continue reading

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