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Advent Reflections – Demi Boeltz

ADVENT REFLECTIONS: THE TREASURES OF VATICAN II “In a special way also, those who are weighed down by poverty, infirmity, sickness and other hardships should realize that they are united to Christ, who suffers for the salvation of the world; let those feel the same who suffer persecution for the sake of justice…” (Dogmatic Constitution [...]

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Advent Reflections – Carolyn Carlins

ADVENT REFLECTIONS: THE TREASURES OF VATICAN II “The intellectual nature of the human person is perfected by wisdom and needs to be, for wisdom gently attracts the mind of man to a quest and a love for what is true and good. Steeped in wisdom, man passes through visible realities to those which are unseen.” [...]

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Advent Reflections – Sr. Lisa Mary McCartney, RSM, Ph.D.

ADVENT REFLECTIONS: THE TREASURES OF VATICAN II “In the light of the foregoing factors there appears the dichotomy of a world that is at once powerful and weak, capable of doing what is noble and what is base, disposed to freedom and slavery, progress and decline, brotherhood and hatred. [Humanity] is growing conscious that the [...]

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Celebrating the Sisters of Mercy

Today, Dec. 12, marks 180 years since Catherine McAuley, Mary Ann Doyle, and Elizabeth Harley professed their vows as the first Religious Sisters of Mercy. Little did they know the impact these vows would have on the lives of millions of people. As described on the order’s website, let us “rejoice in the continued invitation [...]

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Advent Reflections – The Rev. Scott Maxwell

ADVENT REFLECTIONS: THE TREASURES OF VATICAN II “[This Synod] places great hope in [religious institutes'] work, which is so fruitful, whether it be hidden or in public. All religious, therefore, with undiminished faith, with charity towards God and their neighbor, with love for the cross and with the hope of future glory, should spread the [...]

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Advent Reflections – Dr. Gil Jacobs

ADVENT REFLECTIONS: THE TREASURES OF VATICAN II “A special responsibility for the proper use of the means of social communication rests on journalists, writers, actors, designers, producers, exhibitors, distributors, operators, sellers, critics – all those, in a word, who are involved in the making and transmission of communications in any way whatever. It is clear [...]

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Advent Reflections – Dr. Brian Ripley

ADVENT REFLECTIONS: THE TREASURES OF VATICAN II “The Council further declares that the right to religious freedom is based on the very dignity of the human person as known through the revealed word of God and by reason itself.” (Declaration on Religious Liberty) By Dr. Brian Ripley I spent the fall semester of my freshman [...]

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Alumni Spotlight – Natalie Thunberg

This month, we’re happy to spotlight an alumna who has spent much of her post Mercyhurst life dedicating herself to the College’s mission of being globally responsible. We’re featuring Natalie Thunberg ’91 who works as a contracting officer for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Natalie graduated from Mercyhurst with a BA in [...]

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Upcoming Events

The Alumni Relations team is taking our annual break from regional alumni events for the holiday season…but that certainly doesn’t mean the rest of the college stops! There’s quite a few exciting events taking place this month, just to highlight a few:   Gallery Night at Cummings Art Gallery – Mercyhurst College’s Cummings Gallery will [...]

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Advent Reflections – Fr. Jim Piszker

ADVENT REFLECTIONS: THE TREASURES OF VATICAN II  ”Nevertheless the liturgy is the summit towards which the activity of the Church is directed; it is also the fount from which all her power flows.” (The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy)  By Fr. Jim Piszker With the changes that are occurring with the Roman Missal, the above [...]

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