Preview: Theology institutes help fill formation gap


Over the summer, 20 individuals at Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y., spent a week living, working, studying and praying together, contemplating what exactly a “faith that does justice” means in their own neighborhoods. The core group were part of the inaugural Be the Light Youth Theology Institute, and included 10 Buffalo high schoolers, six Canisius College undergraduate students, two graduate students, an assistant director from campus ministry and a director from the philosophy department.

Preview: Missionaries taught theology in Imagery


The bearded and robed reclining figure of St. Peter Nolasco cannot be sleeping soundly or dreaming sweetly. A tree has sprouted from his left side, and no fewer than 36 friars stand on leaf platforms formed by 11 branches emanating from the trunk. Above the tree, the Virgin of Mercy perches atop the coat of arms of the Mercedarian Order, which the 13th-century saint founded to negotiate with Muslims and pirates in North Africa, Spain and the Mediterranean for the release of Christian captives.



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May 19-June 1, 2017