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Jesuit retreat leader says the stranger is blessing

By Laura Ieraci Christians in western societies are in the position to ease people “away from fear of the other to collaboration,” said Jesuit Father James Corkery. Father Corkery will lead The Lay Centre’s annual Lenten retreat, March 24-26, in … Continue reading

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A special series for the Jubilee of Mercy

ROME — God’s mercy “goes beyond the confines of the Church” and “relates” Christianity to Judaism and Islam, which understand mercy as one of God’s most important attributes, said Pope Francis in proclaiming the Holy Year of Mercy currently underway. Building … Continue reading

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Living Christian joy daily: everyone’s call

Participants responded with enthusiasm to this past winter’s faith formation program at The Lay Centre. Inspired by Pope Francis’ call to Christians to live and to share the joy of the Gospel, The Lay Centre organized its six-week faith formation program on the theme, “Joy … Continue reading

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Students observe Ash Wednesday in community

by Filipe Domingues The liturgy of Ash Wednesday was celebrated at The Lay Centre in an environment of friendship, prayer and personal reflection. Every year, on Ash Wednesday, The Lay Centre invites the resident community to mark the beginning of Lent with … Continue reading

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Church marks feast for ‘promoter’ of the lay vocation

By Donna Orsuto Today, the Church recalls Saint Vincent Pallotti — a trailblazer and prophetic figure in promoting the vocation and mission of the laity in the Church and in the world. Vincent Pallotti was convinced that laity are called … Continue reading

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The Lay Centre: ‘a second family’ for student residents

By Filipe Domingues Every year, The Lay Centre welcomes 20 or so students to its resident community. They come from around the world to study in Rome, mostly at pontifical universities. The Lay Centre resident community is both interreligious and … Continue reading

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Student’s farewell: On Rome and its ‘ecumenical threads’

One of our residents, Ruth Frampton, returned to the United Kingdom today, after the completion of her six-week course of study in Rome. Yesterday, she generously shared with us her powerful experience in Rome and at The Lay Centre. Thank … Continue reading

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