This week, campus ministry will
begin something new. Taking their lead from the FSPA and their commitment to
perpetual adoration, campus ministry will have eucharistic adoration and confession
on Wednesday nights from 7:30–8:30 p.m. in San Damiano Chapel. All are welcome.
and Greet with the Students
If you are interested in getting together with
students for a night of “Meet the Staff/Faculty,” email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. The night will consist of a social with food followed by an informal
introduction of yourself with general questions and answers. This is a great
way to interact with the students. (Times and dates are to be determined.)
of St. Rose of Viterbo
Join campus ministry and the St. Francis Choir on
Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 5:15 p.m. in San Damiano Chapel for a special Mass of the
Holy Spirit for the Feast of St. Rose of Viterbo. For more information, contact
me at email@example.com.
was St. Rose of Viterbo?
sainthood in only 18 years of life. Even as a child, Rose had a great desire to
pray and to aid the poor. While still very young, she began a life of penance
in her parents’ house. She was as generous to the poor as she was strict with
herself. At the age of 10, she became a Secular Franciscan and soon began
preaching in the streets about sin and the sufferings of Jesus.
Viterbo, her native city, was then in revolt against the Pope. When Rose
took the Pope’s side against the emperor, she and her family were exiled from
the city. When the Pope’s supporters were victorious in Viterbo, Rose was
allowed to return. Her attempt at age 15 to found a religious community failed,
and she returned to a life of prayer and penance in her father’s home, where
she died in 1251. Rose was canonized in 1457. Courtesy of www.americancatholic.org/Features/Saints/saint.aspx?id=1128.
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campus ministry at www.viterbosandalprints.wordpress.com.
The schedule of Mass times at San Damiano Chapel can
be found at www.viterbo.edu/ministry.