Trips in America: In Chicago: Working with the sisters over the summer involves a particular dedication to children. In Chicago the day starts with mass and service at the soup kitchen, followed by summer camp. Children gather around the sisters and spend the evening playing basketball, doing arts and crafts, and a catechism class. The […]
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”. […]
The meaning and significance of what took place in St. Peter’s Square over the weekend when Mother Teresa of Calcutta was canonized is beyond our comprehension. It was the culminating event of the Jubilee of Mercy that His Holiness Pope Francis instituted to lead us closer to Jesus and His merciful heart. I loved […]
Check out the beautiful video PBS put together about Mother Teresa, in light of her upcoming canonization. Ave Maria University President, and founder of the Mother Teresa Project, Jim Towey, gives an interview about his insights into our beloved Mother Teresa. Click here to watch the video! Video Transcript Below (from pbs.org): DEBORAH POTTER, Correspondent: […]
There could be no denying that we were all hot, exhausted, and ravenous for food. Our legs and feet were screaming at us from the many miles we had walked and yet, despite these afflictions, we all shared a tremendous joy and excitement. Surrounded by millions of Catholic youth from around the world, we jumped, […]
“She was first and foremost a teacher,” claimed Blessed Mother Teresa’s spiritual director Father Celeste van Exem, played by Max von Sydow, in the opening of “The Letters.” Today, Mother Teresa’s legacy continues to teach and inspire many. “The Letters,” although not a perfect portrayal of Mother Teresa, depicts her life in an illuminating way […]
I distinctly remember the trip we took to Orlando this past October. Two 15-passenger vans were packed with Ave Maria students and faculty as we went to venerate the relics of little St. Maria Goretti. And when I say little, I mean it. St. Maria Goretti was only 11 years old when she was […]
A student project. Mother Teresa Scholar, Regina Avila de Lizaur, put together this clip about the patron of our university- Mary, the Mother of God. Who is she to our students involved in the Mother Teresa Project? Take a peek and find out!
The last two weeks in Mexico City have been some of the most humbling days in my life. I use the word “humbling” because prior to this trip, I honestly felt I had life figured out, and all I had to do was follow the path I laid out for myself. Turns out on May […]
Check out the quick video from one of our Kolkata missionaries, Marisa Helms. More testimonies coming soon!