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Rome to Adoption: Rolling Out the Year for Mother

Six months ago, Ave Maria University decided to dedicate this entire academic year to her patron- now a canonized saint- Mother Teresa. We had a great start and we are looking forward to a beautiful end. A group of 31 of us took a life-changing pilgrimage to Rome for Mother’s canonization, during the “Year for Mercy”.

Friend and legal counsel to Mother and AMU’s President, Jim Towey, had the honor of reading for the historic Canonization Mass ceremony. Back on campus, a week of festivities were organized, from a pro-life “Color Run” to a huge Inspiration Day Celebration, in which the Missionaries of Charity from Miami, and the homeless men they serve, participated.

Now, we are seeing the seeds of these graces begin to blossom into fruits in the life of our students, and culture of our campus. More students than ever are giving of themselves in loving service to those in need. Last semester, we reached a record of over 5700 service hours in only 13 weeks of service. Over 64% of the student body are involved in service, and 33% of those students are involved in a regular basis, serving those in need from once a month to three times a week!

MTP has also expanded service opportunities to assist developmentally disabled adults with LARC and participate in the Meals for Hope Backpack Program each month, to name a few.

In additional to our signature mission trips including NYC, HaitiMexico City, and Calcutta, we went to Washington DC and Guatemala City for the first time this Christmas season. Both trips are beautiful and will most definitely be repeated in years to come. May will be the first time that MTP sends a group of students to Kampala, Uganda on mission. And if all goes well, a select group of pre-med students will embark on a medical mission trip this summer.

The Theology Department of Ave Maria University is hosting a weekend conference February 10-11th to honor legacy of Mother’s life and writings in the context of the great mystics of the Catholic tradition as well as of spiritual theology, also known as ascetical and mystical theology. With a stellar line-up of qualified speakers from AMU and beyond, it is an excellent opportunity to get to know our dear saint’s contribution to the Church’s mysticism and theology as a whole.

To honor Mother’s legacy and spread it beyond our university, The Mother Teresa Project is hosting it’s first annual conference on February 25th. Titled “Welcoming the Child: Mother Teresa’s Care for the Most Vulnerable“, the focus is on adoption and foster care. Open to all with an interest, the conference is meant to connect ours students and families with leading scholars and professionals in the field from around the nation.

It is our pro-life response to the needs of real people- real children, real families- in our hurting society today. The topics of adoption and foster care hit home to many of our Ave families. Here are just a few of the beautiful stories out there. If you, or friends you may know, are interested in coming to the conference, check out the website for more information and how to register. It’s a one-day event you won’t regret.

 

By Corinne MacDonald, Acting Director of the Mother Teresa Project

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