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This past year, St. John’s students dedicated nearly 100,000 hours to service. Helping those in need is central to the University’s mission.
For 39 students at St. John’s this semester, spring break proved the perfect time to put the University’s Vincentian values into action by immersing themselves in uninterrupted service at sites around the country.
His Holiness Pope Francis’s deep concern for the global ecological crisis and its impact on the poor was the topic of the Ninth Biennial Vincentian Chair of Social Justice Conference.
St. John’s University will create and implement a Vincentian Summer High School Theology Institute with support from a $596,847 grant from the Lilly Endowment—an Indianapolis-based private foundation committed to community development, education, and religion.
Opening this year’s Catholic Lecture Series on October 1, Most Rev. Robert McElroy, bishop of San Diego, posed these and other questions while speaking on “Catholic Teaching and the Emergent Common Good,” part of St. John’s University’s annual Founder’s Week celebration.
On Saturday, September 26th, St. John’s President Dr. Conrado “Bobby” Gempesaw and Student Veterans volunteered at the Veterans of Foreign War Post as a part of this year’s 14th Annual University Service Day.
Since his election as Pontiff, Pope Francis has said he wants a Church “for the poor,” and has showed the world, by word and example, how to live out the Gospels.
Clark’s book argues that both human rights and solidarity are grounded in the Catholic understanding of the human person.
“Public defenders saved my life,” Juan Roberto Meléndez-Colón shared with first-year St. John’s Law students during a talk he gave in Dean Michael A. Simons’ Criminal Law class this week. Meléndez spent 17 years, eight months, and one day on Florida’s death row for a crime he didn’t commit.
Students from the International Communication program visit and study in Cuba after lift on travel restrictions.

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