Feast of St. Alphonsus Liguori

On August 1, the Church commemorates the death of St. Alphonsus Liguori (1696-1787), founder of the Redemptorists, and patron saint of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. 

It was through a Redemptorist missionary, Louis Florent Gillet, and Theresa Maxis, the co-founders of the Sisters of IHM that Marywood has been gifted with the legacy of St. Alphonsus Liguori: joyful participation in the redeeming mission of Jesus with special responsiveness to the cry of the poor and abandoned in our society.

A civil and canon lawyer, hospital minister, moral theologian, brilliant preacher, artist, musician, poet, and author of 111 books, St. Alphonsus is a Doctor of the Church and the patron saint of moral theologians and confessors.

Today we ask God for special blessings on everyone in the Marywood community. Happy Feast Day!  St. Alphonsus, pray for us!


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ASCENT Freshman Retreat

WHEN:       Sept. 5-7

WHERE:     Spruce Lake, Canadensis, PA 

WHAT:       ASCENT is an overnight experience designed especially for first-year students.  This two night getaway gives students an opportunity to get off campus, meet other first-year students, explore their faith traditions, and reflect on their hopes and anxieties about their future at Marywood.  Facilitated by upper class Marywood students, ASCENT is a fun and meaningful way to begin your college experience.

FEE:          $30 - transportation will be provided.  Financial Assistance is available.

CONTACT:  Amanda Bielat, abielat@m.marywood.edu or stop in Campus Ministry to sign up!

Catholic Relief Services Ambassador Program

Do you want to join Marywood's Catholic Relief Services Ambassador Program for next year?  Fill out the CRS Ambassador Application and return it to Sr. John Michele Southwick at  Campus Ministry.  Email Sister John Michele, southwick@marywood.edu with any questions. Help feed the hungry, help those in crisis and help with developmental aid around the world. 

Great Discernment Opportunity

This summer, from August 8-9, Catholics on Call will be presenting its annual Young Adult Conference at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. This retreat-like experience is designed to help people think deeply about the possibility of ministry in the Church, and it’s also a lot of fun! This is a great opportunity to meet other men and women who are on a similar path as you are on, and there is no pressure to join anything.


Interested? Please call  773.371.5431, and check out the Catholics on Call website at www.catholicsoncall.org for more information.