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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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Lay Centre Retreat: spiritual renewal and bonding

By Matthew Doeing To the south-east of Rome, perched high on a hill, sits a solitary building that gazes down upon rolling woodland, antiquated homesteads, and the serene waters of Lago Nemi. From the vicinity of this establishment one can experience the … Continue reading

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New series underway: ‘Joy in the Christian Life’

The Lay Centre began the winter series of its weekly lay formation program on 19 February, and will hold a Lenten retreat, 13-15 March. The program is offered through The Lay Centre’s Vincent Pallotti Institute, named for a saint who dedicated his life to the … 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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The Lay Centre hosts FADICA retreat

                As part of their pilgrimage to Rome, members of FADICA (Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities) came to The Lay Centre for an afternoon retreat. Fr. Felix Körner, S.J., offered a … Continue reading

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Community on retreat

Once a year, The Lay Centre resident community leaves the city of Rome for a weekend spiritual retreat. This year, we went to the Centro Ad Gentes, a beautiful countryside spot by Lake Nemi, which belongs to the Society of the Divine Word. Jesuit Father Felix … Continue reading

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