Just one last reminder that today, Wednesday, December 23, is the final edition of The Dome to publish in 2020.
The college’s employee E-newsletter will be on holiday throughout Christmas and into the New Year, and resume its normal publication schedule on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. Any submissions for that edition should be received by 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 5.
Merry Christmas to all … and a very Happy New Year.
Submitted by: College Communications
Welcome to the fourth week of Advent.
Over the past several weeks, members of the Canisius community have offered various reflections and meditations for all to enjoy.
Rev. Jack Mattimore, SJ, and alumni Josie Diebold ’09, Mary Mietlicki Makar ’08, MS ’13 and Daniel McNamara ’79, PhD, offered scriptural reflections. Rev. Patrick J. Lynch, SJ and Sarah Signorino offered Advent meditations, which focused on the Annunciation, St. Joseph (relating to Pope Francis’ apostolic letter, Patris Corde) and the birth of Christ.
If you missed any or all of these meditations and reflections, they are now available on the Mission & Identity resource page, which you can find by clicking here.
Submitted by: Office of Mission & Identity
The Canisius College community is invited to join the next gathering of the Jesuit Book Club when it meets on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.
Book Club facilitators Nick Ripatrazone, Mike Jordan Laskey and America Magazine Executive Editor Kerry Weber will host a lively conversation about the latest book club selection One Long River of Song: Notes on Wonder by the late Brian Doyle.
Sign up here.
From a “born storyteller” (Seattle Times), this playful and moving bestselling book of essays invites readers into the miraculous and transcendent moments of everyday life.
When Brian Doyle passed away at the age of 60, following a diagnosis of brain cancer, he left behind a cult-like following of devoted readers who regard his writing as one of the best-kept secrets of the 21st century. Doyle writes with a delightful sense of wonder about the sanctity of everyday things, and about love and connection in all their forms: spiritual love, brotherly love, romantic love and even the love of a nine-foot sturgeon.
At a moment when the world can sometimes feel darker than ever, Doyle’s writing, which constantly evokes the humor and bliss that life affords, is a balm. His essays manage to find, again and again, exquisite beauty in the quotidian, whether it’s the awe of a child the first time she hears a river, or a husband’s whiskers that a grieving widow misses seeing in her sink every morning. Through Doyle’s eyes, nothing is dull.
Join the ongoing conversation in the Jesuit Book Club Facebook group.
The Jesuit Book Club is sponsored by the Jesuit Conference Office of Communications and Vocation Promotion.
Submitted by: Sarah Signorino, director, Mission & Identity
As part of Canisius College’s Center for Urban Education’s year-long community conversation series on Dr. Martin Luther King’s book, Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community, School & Community Partnerships Director Wil Green was able to sit down with Erin McDonald, from the University at Detroit Mercy and Rev. Ted Penton, SJ, of the Jesuit Conference Office of Justice and Ecology.
Throughout the discussion, guests shed light on the Jesuit mission and explained parallels in the work of Dr. King and Jesuits. To view the discussion and learn more about the project, check out the information page here: https://tinyurl.com/MLKBookDiscussion.
In addition, you can use this link (https://canisius.zoom.us/j/93363217940) to join our next panel discussion, scheduled for December 30 at 1:00 p.m. This project is in collaboration with Canisius College Center for Urban Education, the New Buffalo Institute and Juneteenth of Buffalo.
Submitted by: Wil Green, director, School & Community Partnerships