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Archbishop Roche and Dr. Carlo-Stella visit The Lay Centre

The Lay Centre welcomed two guests from the Vatican on 18 January, our last Wednesday community evening in the first semester of the academic year 2016-2017. Archbishop Arthur Roche, Secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, and … 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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Being church in the centre of Rome

By Julianne Calzonetti On All Soul’s Day, The Lay Centre community had its weekly Mass and dinner with Father Angello Stoia, pastor of the Basilica dei Santi Apostoli, a beautiful church in the historic centre of Rome. The day’s reading was … Continue reading

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Interreligious Pilgrimage to the Holy Door

The Jubilee of Mercy was formally declared through the papal bull Misericordiæ Vultus, issued on April 11, 2015, which emphasizes the importance of mercy and the need to ‘gaze’ on it; the bull also recalls the need for the Church … Continue reading

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Anglican friends visit us at The Lay Centre

Congratulations to the Anglican Centre in Rome that celebrated its fiftieth anniversary on October, 5th. By Donna Orsuto The various celebrations culminated with vespers at San Gregorio presided by Pope Francis with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, taking an active … Continue reading

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A time to reflect on the present and to recalibrate for the future

Thirty years in Rome, the “Eternal City,” does not seem like a long time, and yet we at The Lay Centre are taking time to mark this anniversary. For us, it is an opportunity to remember the past, to reflect … Continue reading

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The Lay Centre ‘became our university, too’

As The Lay Centre prepares to welcome a new group of students for the start of the academic year, we are pleased to share with you the reflection of Emil Anton, one of our former residents from Finland, who resided … Continue reading

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