NEW AT THE GREGORIAN UNIVERSITY CONSORTIUM & FOUNDATION
A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT|
Dear Partners in Mission,
Thank you for your open and generous heartsyou are partnering with us to help our students who are most in need of financial assistance. Many of them would not be able to complete their advanced degrees if it were not for you. It is your magnanimous hearts overflowing with love for Christ and the universal Church that lead us closer to these up and coming scholars, the future leaders of the Church.
I want to report that as we become increasingly aware of how great the needs of our students really are, we come to know that many lack funding for basic necessities. We are proud that, compared to North American universities, tuition at all Consortium schools is low. We charge an astoundingly efficient and heavily subsidized annual tuition of approximately $4,500 U.S. dollarsbut that low tuition still severely challenges large numbers of our students, most of who come from countries with few economic resources.
In addition, many of our scholars are challenged by the cost of living in Rome. The Consortium provides no dormitories and many of our students, especially those from emerging economies, need assistance that goes beyond the actual costs of instruction. As a result, we are launching the Adopt a Scholar Program, a new and more realistic way to support our students. In the spirit of St. Ignatius Loyola, the Founder of the Gregorian University, we ask you to consider adopting a Consortium scholar. The cost to you would be $10,000 per student, per year. This will cover the student's tuition and provide a foundation of support for the student's living expenses. Gifts in this program can have great impact and indeed be life-changing for our students in need.
May you find it in your heart to continue and even increase your generous support of The Gregorian University Consortium and our student scholars. Given that the Superior General and the Holy Father have designated all three institutions collectively as one of the most important apostolates in the world for the Society of Jesus, it is easy to imagine how your gift could have a tremendous effect on the universal Church and its future.
Rev. Alan J. Fogarty, SJ
CARDINAL SECRETARY OF STATE PAROLIN GIVES LECTIO MAGISTRALIS|
Vatican City, March 11 Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin gave a Lectio Magistralis at the Pontifical Gregorian University of Rome, during the "Dies Academicus,"
"The diplomatic activity of the Holy See is not content to observe events or evaluate their importance; nor can it remain merely a critical voice", affirmed Cardinal Parolin.
Nine of Twenty New Cardinals From the Gregorian University Consortium
Pope Francis named twenty new cardinals who received their red hats on February 14th. The new cardinals come from 14 nations and five Continents, making them a highly diverse group.
His Excellency Msgr. Dominique Mamberti
His Excellency Msgr. José Manuel Macário do Nascimento Clemente
His Excellency Msgr. Berhaneyesus Demerew Souraphiel, C.M.
His Excellency Msgr. Ricardo Blázquez Pérez
His Excellency Msgr. Karl-Joseph Rauber
His Excellency Msgr. Alberto Suárez Inda
His Excellency Msgr. Kriengsak Kovitvanit
His Excellency Msgr. Arlindo Gomes Furtado
His Excellency Msgr. Luis Héctor Villalba
|The Gregorian University Foundation Honors Peggy Hassett
With The 2014 William R. Grant Award
The Board of Trustees of The Gregorian University Foundation honored Margaret Brennan Hassett with the 2014 William R. Grant Award for Exceptionally Generous Leadership. Read More
|Pope Francis Celebrates Special Liturgy To Mark the 200th Anniversary of the Restoration of the Society of Jesus
Click on the picture or headline above to read the Pope's homily and see more photos of this special liturgy.
|VIDEO: At the Service of the Universal Church|
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The Interdisciplinary Centre for Social Communications
at the Gregorian University
Centre Director: Rev. Augustine Savarimuthu, S.J.
Tchaikovsky Symphony No.4, Movement 2
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 2, Movement 1
Performed by The Canadian Chamber Orchestra of New York City
Pianist & Conductor: Justin Bischof
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