A Day of Celebration and Community
When: Saturday, Nov. 4th, various times
Where: Penn Newman Center, 3720 Chestnut St
Collegium Institute and Penn Newman cordially welcome Penn Alumni and families to our Homecoming celebrations on Saturday, November 4th with opportunities to discover anew the Catholic and scholarly community at Penn, both past and present.
Alumni Open House: 10 am
Start your day with a Meet & Greet of Penn Quakers and families over a light breakfast.
Vigil Mass: 5:30 pm | with a Wine + Cheese Reception following at 6:30 pm
Penn students invite alumni to join them for a Sunday Vigil mass at St. Agatha-St. James at 5:30, featuring the Newman student choir, followed by a Wine & Cheese reception with current students and Collegium’s new Theologian-in-Residence.
Any questions can be directed to Elizabeth Feeney (COL 2015): email@example.com.
Collegium Institute for Catholic Thought & Culture
Founded by faculty, alumni, students, and friends of Penn, the Collegium Institute is an independent organization that seeks to enrich academic culture by sharing the intellectual fruits of the Catholic tradition with a mainstream audience, both secular and religious, and by supporting scholarship, teaching, and learning that engages across the disciplines.
The institute’s name, collegium, serves as a reminder that the pursuit of knowledge, which is the principal object of all universities, is a communal enterprise. Its flourishing depends upon its members working together to cultivate certain virtues of mind and character, such as humility, trust, honesty, justice, and the love of truth. By witnessing to these enduring virtues, the Collegium Institute aims to serve contemporary academia and become a vibrant center of learning within it.
Penn Newman Catholic Community
Our mission is to support, challenge, inspire and empower students, faculty and staff to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ on campus. We prepare Catholic leaders for service to the Church and world.