If Adam & Eve never sinned, would Christ have come? St. Thomas Aquinas wrote, "While the Incarnation offers more than is required to remedy sin, e.g., an increase in human dignity (since God joined our family), God’s visitation, the opening of a heavenly (not merely earthly) paradise, Scripture presents remedy for sin as God’s primary motive." ST III, 1.1 ... See MoreSee Less
“In regard to this great book, I have but to say, it is the best gift God has given to man. All the good the Saviour gave to the world was communicated through this book. But for it we could not know right from wrong. All things most desirable for man's welfare, here and hereafter, are to be found portrayed in it.” -Abraham Lincoln ... See MoreSee Less
“I must die to myself continually and accept trials without complaining...Anyone who is not prepared to suffer all for the Beloved and to do his will in all things is not worthy of the sweet name of Friend, for here below, Love without suffering does not exist.” St. Bernadette ... See MoreSee Less
"The example of a saint of our time can to some degree help us understand what it means to have a real encounter with this God for the first time. I am thinking of the African Josephine Bakhita..She was known and loved and she was awaited...'I am definitively loved & whatever happens to me—I am awaited by this Love. And so my life is good.'” BXVI, Spe Salvi ... See MoreSee Less
Pius IX, the longest reigning elected Pope in history, died on this date in 1878 after 31 years as Holy Father. Vatican I was cut short during his reign & the Papal States were eliminated. But he never feared worldly power. He famously said, “Give me an army saying the Rosary and I will conquer the world." ... See MoreSee Less
A theme in Mark's Gospel is the Incarnation itself. It is the key to understanding the double miracle story. The woman suffered for twelve years and the child was twelve years old, but the number twelve is not the point. St. Mark writes, "Who has touched my clothes?" and "He took the child by the hand and said to her 'Talitha koum.'" The point is that the Word became flesh, and we too are healed spiritually whenever we touch/receive His Body in the Eucharist. ... See MoreSee Less
Jesus asks the rich young man to follow Him but he refuses and goes away sad. After being healed, the man from the tombs actually wants to follow Jesus, but the Lord says, "Go home to your family and announce to them all that the Lord in his pity has done for you." Every vocation is unique. ... See MoreSee Less
"It is up to us to sow this mustard seed in our minds and let it grow within us into a great tree of understanding..then it will spread our branches of knowledge, the pungent savor of its fruit will make our mouths burn, its fiery kernel will kindle a blaze within us inflaming our hearts, and the taste of it will dispel our unenlightened repugnance." - St. Peter Chrysologus ... See MoreSee Less
From 1852-1866, St. John Bosco was accompanied on many occasions by a mysterious gray dog whom he named Grigio. He saved the saint's life from assailants on multiple occasions but then vanished, sometimes for years at a time. Bosco only said he was a gift from Providence. ... See MoreSee Less
"Since we could not enter in, for sins had shut the door to us, he came out to us...He came to till and to take care of the earth to sow the seed of compassion. For here he calls his teaching seed, the souls of men a ploughed field and himself the sower." - St. John Chrysostom ... See MoreSee Less
Maybe you don't know anyone at Newman Center. Maybe you're afraid. Maybe you don't want to go to Mass alone. Go. Go discover your church family. The same Jesus at your home parish is waiting for you at your campus. Today, tomorrow and always. ... See MoreSee Less
FOCUS Photography is about more than just photography - it's about finding a community on campus and thriving in it. We call this leadership.
Join the NYU Leadership Initiative for #NYULeadershipWeek (September 25-28, 2017) and take advantage of free events and workshops where you can explore how to find, build, and contribute to the communities we call home. Workshop topics include: design thinking, mindful leadership, community organizing, networking and much more. Plus, get to meet one of our co-founders on a panel this Tuesday.
See the full schedule and reserve your spot at bit.ly/NYULeadWeek ... See MoreSee Less
We are extremely excited to announce that we will be going on our first excursion of the Fall 2016 semester! Come join us as we walk the Highline, located in Chelsea. The theme for this event is "Lines" (pun intended), and we will focus on taking cool shots that involve lines and geometry. We sincerely hope you can make it out!
As always, you do not need a DSLR (those "big fancy cameras") or any photography experience to participate on this excursion. Just come along with any camera you have, phones included, and have fun snapping photos!
LINES on the HIGHLINE Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 12:00pm Meet on the Kimmel Steps! ... See MoreSee Less