Tag Archives: women

Evening Discussion on Lay Leadership in the Church

By Matthew Doeing On 9 March, our community was proud to welcome a group of laypersons who brought a message about the importance of management, best practices, and lay leadership in the Church. In particular, our visitors consisted of laywomen who had … Continue reading

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Alumni Focus: Service in education

Author, professor, dean: Lay Centre alumna Dr Dianne Traflet has developed a reputable career in the academia. Currently, Dr Traflet is the associate dean of graduate studies and administration at Seton Hall University in South Orange, N.J., in the United … Continue reading

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Sainthood cause opens for laywoman

The life of a Canadian, single laywoman is being proposed as a model for holiness. The cause for sainthood of Jeanne Le Ber was officially opened in Montreal last month, more than 300 years after her death. Her life was … Continue reading

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Students get insider perspective on family Synod

By Filipe Domingues The Synod of Bishops on the Family was the theme of our Wednesday community evening, 21 October. After the celebration of the Eucharist, presided by Fr John Keating, General Councillor of the Carmelites, a group of remarkable guests … Continue reading

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Alumni News: Raising hearts through sacred music

Twenty-two years and counting… That’s how long Rosemarie Darby, an alumna of The Lay Centre, has been directing the St Philip Neri Singers, a semi-professional liturgical choir she founded in Manchester, England, in 1993. Her 16-member choir travelled to Rome … Continue reading

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Five preconditions for interfaith understanding

The “key precondition” for world peace is “peace between religions,” said Ambassador Annette Schavan, the German Ambassador to the Holy See, at a conference organized by The Lay Centre last month. The ambassador was a respondent, along with British Ambassador to … Continue reading

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Muslim alumna meets The Lay Centre community

By Filipe Domingues Our resident community on Wednesday met Prof Lejla Demiri, an alumna of The Lay Centre,  who currently teaches Islamic doctrine at the University of Tübingen, Germany. She was in Rome with a group of Muslim students from Germany and their colleagues from … Continue reading

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