Thursday, April 26, 2012

Integritas Retreat to Gethsemani

At the end of the Easter octave, the Integritas program took a retreat to Gethsemani, KY to pray with the monks of the Trappist monastery where Thomas Merton lived. For an indication of how they found the experience of praying the Liturgy of the Hours with the Trappists, when we returned to campus on Sunday evening, the students headed straight to the Basilica for a vespers service!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Best of the Angelus Award Winning Short Films

Please join us on Saturday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. in Browning Cinema of the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center for a screening of the best of the Angelus Award winning short films, 2006-2011. The Angelus shorts have annually been screened at Notre Dame during their world tour of film festivals. The series promotes young filmmakers to create values based films, to change the culture in Hollywood. Join us this year as we look back on our favorites. This is a free but ticketed event. Please call (574) 631-2800 to reserve your tickets for the evening. The screening will last approximately 90 minutes, with a reception to follow. All films are appropriate for all age levels; bring your whole family!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

CommUniversity Day

Shortly before Easter, the Integritas group participated in CommUniversity Day, a South Bend-wide day of service bringing together students from Notre Dame, St. Mary's College, and Indiana University of South Bend with community members to collaborate on projects for local nonprofit agencies and the city's parks and public spaces. The Integritas students spent two hours at Our Lady of the Road, a drop-in center operated by the Catholic Worker Community, doing some spring cleaning. They deep-cleaned the bathrooms, cleaned out the garden closet, sorted donations, mixed the compost, and prepared the garden beds for spring planting. It was amazing to see how much they were able to accomplish in a short time, and their help was very much appreciated. This weekend, Integritas travels to Gethsemani, Kentucky for a three day retreat at the Trappist monastery where Thomas Merton was a monk.