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Blessed John Henry Newman Dinner at UPEI

Last Friday evening, the Saint Dunstan's University Institute for Christianity and Culture sponsored a banquet as a fundraiser in the new School of Sustainable Design Engineering at UPEI. Funds raised go to the Canadian Catholic Student Association which is hosting the national conference here this month.

The occasion was the second annual Blessed Cardinal Newman Dinner. The guest speaker was Fr. Tom Rosica, who spoke on Cardinal Newman and Pope Francis. Catholic Studies students reported on their "Catholics in New York" experiential learning trip last February. 

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Days in the Life of Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys

Celebrating the anniversary of the canonization of Marguerite Bourgeoys on October 31, 1982

 

April 17, 1620

Born in Troyes, France.

 

October 7, 1640

“I felt God touched me” – begins searching for a way to respond.

 

November 16, 1653

She arrives in Ville-Marie after three months on the leaky ship St. Nicolas.

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Birth of a Nation

This film is a remake of an early telling of the story of Nat Turner, a slave who led a rebellion in Virginia in 1831. Turner is literate, having learned to read from the pages of the Bible. He was forced to use his preaching skill to keep the slaves “in line” and productive for their owners. Nat struggles with this task, because he knows, instinctively, the Scriptures are really about freedom. We see suffering, but also one man’s passionate conviction he would prefer death to a continued life of slavery. The story is a hard one, but it’s history. Helps us understand the current racism and revenge that flourish even now. 

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