Leading and Following in Francis' Footsteps

Sr. Barbara Vano, OSF, director of campus ministry, has been appointed to the position of staff pilgrimage leader with the Franciscan Pilgrimage Programs, Inc., a nonprofit ministry of the Assumption VM Province, Franciscans. As a staff leader, Sr. Barbara will annually accompany groups on pilgrimages to Assisi and Rome, Italy. 

Supporters of a Catholic Education

Patrick and Angele McGrady are strong supporters of education, particularly Catholic education. Both were educated in the Catholic system – Pat in Toledo and Angele in the Bronx, NY. Regardless of their family size (Pat is the oldest of six siblings while Angele is an only child), their parents believed private faith-based education was extremely important and worth the sacrifices and cost.

A Great Theologian Joins the Lourdes Community

In November, Lourdes held another historic event – the opening of the Father James Bacik archive collection. Housed within the Duns Scotus Library, the archives contain hundreds of documents, artifacts, and mementos of the pastor, writer and lecturer. Lourdes president David Livingston, PhD, extended the offer to display his archives and Father Bacik was pleased to accept. “The Duns Scotus Library is a treasure in itself and this allows more individuals to be exposed to its beauty and extensive catalogue and resources,” he says.

President's Letter: Spring 2015

Lourdes University offers several hallmark events during spring semester that enlighten and engage the entire community. I invite you to review the coming events and join us at one or more of these events. You can choose from academic lectures, the research symposium, student art shows, the awards ceremony, Luminations and Hit the Links student scholarship fundraisers and our most important day each spring – commencement.

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A Shining Example

Constance Brooks (’12, BA) is a role model to many. As program director at Harbor House/300 Beds, Inc., she works with homeless and chemically dependent women to sustain their recovery, gain self-esteem, self-sufficiency and permanent housing. Her own story of transformation inspires these women to secure a place in society as productive, working citizens and oftentimes, to reunite with their children and loved ones.

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Inaugural Soccer Coaches Welcomed

Athletics director Andre Smith is pleased to announce Lourdes University’s newest Gray Wolves – Jackie Donovan and Barry Spitzer – as the inaugural women’s and men’s head soccer coaches. Lourdes will take the field as a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) program for the first time in fall of 2015.

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Leading and Following in Francis' Footsteps

Sr. Barbara Vano, OSF, director of campus ministry, has been appointed to the position of staff pilgrimage leader with the Franciscan Pilgrimage Programs, Inc., a nonprofit ministry of the Assumption VM Province, Franciscans. As a staff leader, Sr. Barbara will annually accompany groups on pilgrimages to Assisi and Rome, Italy. 

Read the rest of article »

Supporters of a Catholic Education

Patrick and Angele McGrady are strong supporters of education, particularly Catholic education. Both were educated in the Catholic system – Pat in Toledo and Angele in the Bronx, NY. Regardless of their family size (Pat is the oldest of six siblings while Angele is an only child), their parents believed private faith-based education was extremely important and worth the sacrifices and cost.

Read the rest of article »

A Great Theologian Joins the Lourdes Community

In November, Lourdes held another historic event – the opening of the Father James Bacik archive collection. Housed within the Duns Scotus Library, the archives contain hundreds of documents, artifacts, and mementos of the pastor, writer and lecturer. Lourdes president David Livingston, PhD, extended the offer to display his archives and Father Bacik was pleased to accept. “The Duns Scotus Library is a treasure in itself and this allows more individuals to be exposed to its beauty and extensive catalogue and resources,” he says.

Read the rest of article »