Tag Archives: Student Community

My experience of American Thanksgiving

by Christopher Donnelly On Nov. 23, The Lay Centre community celebrated Thanksgiving together. This American national holiday finds its origins in the celebration of the first harvest of the year. More specific stories of the holiday suggest that it originated from … 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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Rome in August — extraordinary in the everyday

By Donna Orsuto Objectively Rome is hot in these days. The temperature hovers around 100 degrees Fahrenheit each day and there is no rain on the horizon anytime soon. This year, the water supply in the city is alarmingly low, … Continue reading

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Father Ragheed Ganni, martyr and friend remembered

By Donna Orsuto ROME — This Pentecost, I remembered in a special way Father Ragheed Ganni, who was brutally killed in Mosul, Iraq, after celebrating the Eucharist on Sunday, June 3, 2007. Marking the 10th anniversary of his martyrdom, I … Continue reading

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The youthful church in Iraq

by Tommaso Bacci The Lay Centre student community was pleased to host its first intercultural evening of the year on 28 February. It was the first in a series of events that aim to enrich the community through the unique cultural diversity … Continue reading

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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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