Monday, November 28, 2011


It's our final STARR for 2011! Come join us as we head into Indianapolis one final time this Friday at 3:00pm.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Urban Ministry internship available with Rebuilding the Wall

Rebuilding the Wall is currently seeking to fill a non-profit student intern position for our Community Development Ministry. Rebuilding the Wall exists to stabilize families, combat social injustice, and stabilize communities. Rtw has been part of the fabric of our inner-city community for over a decade and continues to be a grass-roots social justice organization.
Here are some details of the internship:
-One year commitment
-Will work closely with Executive Director
-Manage a variety of projects to include: grant reimbursements, office organization, event coordination, volunteer relations.
For more information, inquiries, contact Shelley at Check us out on Facebook!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Saints Who Served: Part I

In standing with our Catholic Identity at Marian University, I decided to share the stories of some of the great heroes of our faith, Saints who excelled in service of others.  The first installment:  St. Damien of Molokai.

When Joseph de Veuster was born in Tremelo, Belgium, in 1840, few people in Europe had any firsthand knowledge of leprosy (Hansen's disease). By the time he died at the age of 49, people all over the world knew about this disease because of him. They knew that human compassion could soften the ravages of this disease.
Forced to quit school at age 13 to work on the family farm, Joseph entered the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary six years later, taking the name of a fourth-century physician and martyr. When his brother Pamphile, a priest in the same congregation, fell ill and was unable to go to the Hawaiian Islands as assigned, Damien quickly volunteered in his place. In May 1864, two months after arriving in his new mission, Damien was ordained a priest in Honolulu and assigned to the island of Hawaii.
In 1873, he went to the Hawaiian government's leper colony on the island of Molokai, set up seven years earlier. Part of a team of four chaplains taking that assignment for three months each year, Damien soon volunteered to remain permanently, caring for the people's physical, medical and spiritual needs. In time, he became their most effective advocate to obtain promised government support.
Soon the settlement had new houses and a new church, school and orphanage. Morale improved considerably. A few years later he succeeded in getting the Franciscan Sisters of Syracuse, led by Mother Marianne Cope (January 23), to help staff this colony in Kalaupapa.
Damien contracted Hansen's disease and died of its complications. As requested, he was buried in Kalaupapa, but in 1936 the Belgian government succeeded in having his body moved to Belgium. Part of Damien's body was returned to his beloved Hawaiian brothers and sisters after his beatification in 1995.