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Welcoming the Stranger

Vincent Pallotti Institute  Spring Lecture Series – 2017 Thursday mornings 9:30 – 12:00 at The Lay Centre February 16 – Welcoming the Stranger: Biblical Perspective Edmund Power, OSB, former Abbot of St. Paul Outside the Walls (2005-2015) Donna Orsuto, Director, … Continue reading

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We wish you a Blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year!

“The times are difficult. They call for courage and faith. . . Let us pray for one another, love one another in truth, in the sobriety of earnest Christian hope, for hope, says Paul, does not deceive.” Dorothy Day quoting Thomas Merton’s … Continue reading

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Russian Orthodox priest welcomed at Lay Centre

  Lay Centre: Could you please tell us something about yourself and your work? Archpriest Dmitry Sizonenko: I was born in Siberia and went on to study in St. Petersburg, where I am currently a professor at the St. Petersburg Theological Academy. The … Continue reading

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Pastor speaks of marriage, family in Rome

Monsignor Nicola Filippi celebrated mass with The Lay Centre community Nov. 16. The monsignor serves as secretary to Cardinal Agostino Vallini, vicar general of the Diocese of Rome. Msgr Filippi is also the pastor of San Roberto Belarmino Parish. After dinner, Msgr Filippi shared the … Continue reading

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Jewish studies professor enjoys Lay Centre welcome

I was born and brought up in a Catholic family of bulb farmers on my father’s side and carpenters on my mother’s side. As a young child, I very much enjoyed the mystical and spiritual dimension of the Catholic Church. I served … Continue reading

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Pontifical schools also addressing needs of laity

“The kind of society we want tomorrow depends on the higher education that we have today,” said Father Friedrich Bechina, FSO. The Undersecretary of the Congregation for Catholic Education at the Vatican joined The Lay Centre community for weekly Mass … Continue reading

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Robert White defends his doctoral thesis at the Pontifical Gregorian University

On Thursday, 10 November, our good friend, alumnus  and co-worker Robert White had his doctoral defense in Sacred Theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University. With a thesis entitled, “Gregory the Great and the Councils of the Church: Shaping of the Tradition”, Robert successfully concluded his research after … Continue reading

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