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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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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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#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fuelled by social media and collaboration, and The Lay Centre is taking part!

  Celebrated on the Tuesday following the U.S. celebration of Thanksgiving — and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday — #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many Americans focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. … Continue reading

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On the Peripheries: Exploring paths to nuclear zero

By Samantha Lin ROME — From the interplanetary to the afterlife, the Vincent Pallotti Institute’s adult faith-formation series this autumn has dealt with the periphery in many unexpected ways. This past week was no different. The Lay Centre welcomed Professor … Continue reading

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Scientific and planetary exploration is an act of worship

by Samantha Lin ROME — Brother Guy Consolmagno, SJ, director of the Vatican Observatory, offered the second lecture of the Vincent Pallotti Institute’s autumn lecture series last week, titled “The Peripheries in the Sky.” Before joining the Society of Jesus, … Continue reading

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The “Peripheries” series continues

We are delighted that Abbot Edmund Power, OSB will join us for our third morning in the VPI Series “Peripheries in Our Lives”. Abbot Edmund served as Abbot of Saint Paul Outside the Walls from 2005-2015, and Prior at Sant’Anselm … Continue reading

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Life together: The Annual Retreat

By Donna Orsuto “Let him who cannot be alone beware of community… Let him who is not in community beware of being alone… Each by itself has profound perils and pitfalls. One who wants fellowship without solitude plunges into the … Continue reading

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