Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Dominican Sister's New House of Studies

The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist have announced the following:
Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist Sign Purchase and Sale Agreement

(ANN ARBOR, Mich.) October 25, 2010 – “The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, has signed a purchase and sale agreement to buy the 3900 Harewood Road property in Washington, D.C., to be used as a House of Studies for the continuing education and formation of our Sisters. We are still in the inspection phase of this agreement,” said Mother Mary Assumpta Long, O.P., prioress general.

“We believe that the ultimate acquisition of this building, currently housing the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center, represents an opportunity that is aligned with the visions of our community, Pope John Paul II and the Archdiocese of Detroit. It is a wonderful way to build upon the intention of the Center to bring the message of His Holiness to contemporary culture and promote vocations, and it provides yet another connection to his influence in our community and the incredibly generous donors to all these venerable institutions.

“As we continue the due diligence of the facility, we do so in prayer and discernment as we seek God’s will in our Community and our lives.”
The property they have purchased is the former Pope John Paul II Cultural Center (some of you students may remember visiting the Cultural Center last January when we attended the March for Life).  Congratulations to the Sisters on this great opportunity!
Here is a video about their venture:

Find out more info here and here
Thanks to Marcel!

Ask the Bishop

Bishop Johnston has begun a new program where you can submit a question about the Catholic faith and get an answer from - guess who?! - Bishop Johnston! Hence, the name of the program - Ask the Bishop!  Thank you Bishop Johnston for this great new program and all you do to shepherd Christ's flock in our diocese! To ask Bishop Johnston a question click here then find the 'Ask the Bishop' section on the right hand side of the page.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Soon-To-Be Raymond Cardinal Burke!

Well, this post is a little late seeing as this was announced last week, but with all the events going on at CCM I've just now been able to get around to posting about it! 
CCM is very happy to hear of the Holy Father's recent announcement that Archbishop Burke will soon be designated as a cardinal!  Pope Benedict made the announcement following last week's general audience.  We will continue to pray for our beloved Cardinal-elect Burke!  You can find out more in this story from the St. Louis Review:
Archbishop Burke will Become a Cardinal
By Joseph Kenny

Pope Benedict XVI has named Archbishop Raymond Burke, archbishop emeritus of St. Louis and prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura in Rome, as a cardinal.

The pope announced the names of new 24 cardinals at the end of his general audience Oct. 20.

“Cardinals,” said the pope, “have the task of helping Peter’s successor carry out his mission as permanent and visible source and foundation of the Church’s unity of faith and communion.”

Cardinal-designate Burke served as the eighth Archbishop of St. Louis from 2004-08.

In a statement released Oct. 20, Cardinal-designate Burke wrote: “I express my deepest gratitude to His Holiness for the great confidence which he has placed in me, and I renew my commitment to serve Him, as Shepherd of the universal Church, in total fidelity and with all my being.”

Archbishop Robert J. Carlson said the Archdiocese of St. Louis is very proud of Cardinal-designate Burke upon his elevation to the College of Cardinals.
Continue Reading Here.

Cardinal-elect Burke has been a long-time friend of Catholic Campus Ministry and we know we will see many more great things from this soon-to-be Prince of the Church!
Archbishop Burke celebrated Mass with Fr. Patrick for the CCM pilgrims at the Vatican in the summer of 2009.

CCM students and employees spoke with Archbishop Burke following the Installation Mass of Archbishop Carlson in St. Louis in the spring of 2009.

TOR Sisters Visit CCM!

We are so blessed that Sr. Mary Catherine and Sr. Maria Pio of the Franciscan Sisters, TOR of Penance of the Sorrowful Mother were able to join us at CCM for an evening of wonderful prayer and discernment!  What a joyful and Spirit-filled evening!  Thank you so much Sisters!  We began the evening with a fabulous presentation by Sr. Maria Pio on St. Ignatius' Rules for Discernment of Spirits then made our way to the Chapel for a tremendous experience of prayer in the presence of Lord in the Blessed Sacrament with incredible music provided by student musicians Alex Carroll, Nick Koeppel and Anna Essner.  The Holy Spirit was movin'!  We hope to welcome the TOR Sisters back to CCM again soon! 
Sr. Mary Catherine and Sr. Maria Pio with Fr. Patrick and CCM students after the Holy Hour in St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel on Thursday, Octobe 21st. What a stupendous evening! Praised be Jesus now and forever!

Check out this video from the recent First Profession of Vows for the TOR Sisters at the Motherhouse in Toronto, Ohio (includes the profession of our own southeast Missouri native, Sr. Elizabeth Beussink!):

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Living Hope 5K a Success!

Thank you to everyone who came out to support CCM at our 1st Annual Living Hope 5K on Saturday, October 9th!  We had a great turnout and are sincerely grateful for everyone's support and participation!  We hope to see you all and more at next year's event!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Retreat Day with Daughters of St. Paul

This retreat afternoon with the Daughters of St. Paul in St. Louis is a great opportunity for those discerning religious life to learn about religious vows!  This is a great time for you to go to this because it is the Saturday of our Fall Break - so all you students, especially those who live in the St. Louis area and will be going home for Fall Break, be sure to visit this Pauline Vocation Day!