Visitors sought for Jesuits at Campion

Faculty and staff who would like to bring cheer and conversation to elderly Jesuit priests and brothers are invited to participate in a program of monthly visits to the Campion Center in Weston.

The first visit to the Jesuit retirement home will be made Wednesday, Sept. 12, with a group leaving from St. Mary's Hall at 2 p.m. and returning from Weston at 4 p.m.

Twenty-five faculty and staff participated last year in the visitation program, and new members are always welcome. Contact Rev. William McInnes, SJ, at ext.2-8192 or for more information.

BC to host Order of Malta conference

Boston College will be the site of the American Association of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta Annual Leadership Conference on Sept. 21-23.
The conference will begin with a Mass in the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston concelebrated by Chancellor J. Donald Monan, SJ, and Boston Archbishop Cardinal Bernard Law. Cardinal Law and and Fr. Monan also will speak at the opening dinner, which will be held at the Boston College Club on Federal Street.

A full schedule of meetings and discussions will take place the next day in Fulton Hall's Lynch Conference Center. Flatley Professor of Catholic Theology David Hollenbach, SJ, and Walsh Professor of Bioethics John Paris, SJ, will be among the featured presenters, and University Historian Thomas O'Connor will speak at dinner, which will be held in Gasson 100.

The conference will resume on Sept. 23 with a morning program in the Lower Campus Dining Hall Heights Room and conclude with a Mass in St. Ignatius Church celebrated by University President William P. Leahy, SJ, members of the Jesuit Community and others.

Affiliates Program seeks candidates

The University Affiliates Program, which helps prepare AHANA employees for potential leadership positions at Boston College, is seeking applicants for this year. The deadline for applications is Friday, Oct. 12, and the program will begin on Nov. 1.

Affiliates will participate in 10 one-day seminars, 10 consultative and mentoring sessions with senior administrators and other learning opportunities. These are designed to deepen participants' knowledge of the University and strengthen their viability for promotion.

For more information, contact Sidney Holloway at ext.2-8730 or via e-mail at

"Experiencing God" begins next month

The Jesuit Community of Boston College is again sponsoring its discussion program "Experiencing God: A Series of Conversations at Saint Mary's," which invites people to reflect on God's presence in their lives.

Inspired by the "University at Prayer" series which ran from 1989-1992, the program features speakers representing a variety of religious traditions and experiences. The presenters encourage others to consider their own perspectives of and experiences with God and enter into conversation.

Director of Campus Ministry James Erps, SJ, will lead the first discussion on Oct. 2. Other presenters this semester include Athletic Director Gene DeFilippo (Oct. 16), Institute for Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry Director Mary Ann Hinsdale, IHM (Oct. 30) and Rev. Robert J. Levens, SJ (Nov. 13). All sessions are held at 7 p.m. in Saint Mary's Chapel.


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