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Rev. Dr. Barber speaking in St. Thomas More Church
Rev. William J. Barber II, D.Min. has been selected holder of the St. John’s University Vincentian Chair of Social Justice.
Students infront of the Capital
Putting the words and work of St. Vincent de Paul into action, two St. John’s University undergraduates joined more than 150 student leaders at the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Student Ambassador Leaders Together (SALT) Summit this summer, advocating on behalf of many of the world’s vulnerable populations.
Students sitting on the church floor with the Sisters and Brothers serving the local Church
St. John’s University Campus Ministry sponsored its fourth annual Brothers/Sisters’ Night at the Student Mass in St. Thomas More Church on Sunday, September 16, at 5:30 p.m.
Group shot of students who attended the Society’s 2018 National Assembly
Three St. John’s University students who serve as members on theSt. Vincent de Paul Society’s Executive Board attended the Society’s 2018 National Assembly this past summer in San Diego, CA. They gathered with more than 700 Vincentians from across the country to commemorate the theme, “One Society Serving in Hope.”
Gold Cross in a gold crown
St. John’s students participating in the University’s Plunge program traveled to service sites around the globe this spring and summer in an effort to help others and answer the centuries-old Vincentian question—what must be done?
Children from Escuela Segunda Unidad Botijas #1 with the solar panels made for them by St. John’s students
The strongest storm to make landfall in Puerto Rico in nearly a century, Hurricane Maria came ashore on September 20, 2017, and knocked out power to the entire island. The widespread devastation and lingering power outages triggered a creative response from the University.
Now in its second year, the Faith and Service in the City: Vincentian Leadership Institute for High School Students program at St. John’s University held its final session of the year from August 5-11, 2018. The program, which connects students with Catholic and Vincentian traditions and values, is funded by a four-year grant from the Lilly Endowment, Inc.’s Theology Institutes for High School Youth Initiative.
St. John’s University’s Catholic Scholars Program at St. Thomas More Church
St. John’s University’s Catholic Scholars program received the 2018 Exemplary Award for Ministry in Discipleship from the Catholic Campus Ministry Association (CCMA) on May 31.
Speech-Language Pathology students
Students in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders put their education into practice while embodying an integral component of St. John’s University’s Vincentian mission—the call to serve.
Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M., Ed.D.
What does it mean to be a Catholic university? This question was posed by Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M., Ed.D., during a conference entitled, “Faculty Conversations on the Modern Catholic University,” held April 23 in the D’Angelo Center on St. John’s University’s Queens, NY, campus.