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Assumption Ranked Top Christian College in Massachusetts PDF Print E-mail

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study.comAssumption College has been ranked first in the state of Massachusetts and 10th in the nation by in its 2019 rankings for the top Christian colleges and universities.

According to, when ranking the 50 Best Christian Colleges & Universities, the organization “examined and ranked undergraduate and graduate Christian schools in an effort to recognize the top 50 Christian schools in the country.” used a variety of factors, including U.S. Department of Education data, school features, and unique faith-based opportunities for students. The ranking organization also stated that “while most of the schools provide traditional degree programs, they also offer religion-based degrees in addition to religious clubs and organizations to help foster students' spiritual growth.”

Assumption was recognized for its “quality education and outstanding student-centered service and ministry opportunities.”’s profile of Assumption states that “promoting a philosophy of education that aligns with classical and Christian ideals and values is a primary goal of Assumption College” and that it “provides students with a well-rounded academic and campus living experience that includes a major focused on theology and the ability to foster spiritual, social and intellectual growth through its campus ministry.”

In addition to academic offerings, Assumption College’s has a robust Campus Ministry program that encourages all members of the college community to explore their faith life, to ask questions, and to be open to a variety of reflective and service opportunities during their years at Assumption. The College offers a number of programming in three focused areas: Prayer & Worship, Service & Justice, and Spiritual Growth, all of which ways for students to develop a “life that matters.”

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 December 2018 10:46
Jaster overcame challenges to feel at home PDF Print E-mail

Veronika Jaster

The article was first reported by The Harbinger

By Eli Cohen-Gordon

Missing milestones such as prom, getting her driver’s license and a sweet seventeen was a small price to pay for senior Veronika Jaster in order to spend her junior year studying abroad in France, where she dove headfirst into a foreign culture to get a greater glimpse of the world.

Jaster has been bilingual her whole life. With her parents being first generation Polish immigrants, she learned Polish and English at the same time and started taking French in seventh grade.

“I don’t remember a time when I only spoke one language,” Jaster said.

After going to Paris on the bi-annual trip organized by French teacher Lauren Osepchuk as a freshman, Jaster knew she wanted to return to France to study.

“That experience was my eureka moment,” Jaster said.

Live from Manila, latest news about Kaloob's projects PDF Print E-mail


Br. Ariel Vidanes, AA, Director of KaloobDear friends,

While being faithful to its overall vision of “Forming Leaders, Building Communities,” Kaloob redefines itself as it welcomes the upcoming year full of hope, dreams and enthusiasm, especially as Kaloob celebrates its 10th Anniversary in 2019. May we invite you to discover our new goals in this newsletter as well as our recent accomplishments in Tacloban and Marytown. We are also happy to announce that we are launching a Cattle Raising Program meant to help poor farmers in Negros soon. For them, a cow can have a life changing impact.
Merry Christmas to all!

Br. Ariel Vidanes, AA, Director of Kaloob

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A cow for Christmas

A cow for Christmas

For Christmas, Kaloob launches a new program. It helps the poor to acquire a cow, raise calves and thus better protect their family from the unexpected. We need your support to implement this project.

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Last Updated on Sunday, 09 December 2018 23:18
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The Assumptionists Philippines Newsletter

Last Updated on Monday, 26 November 2018 11:54

Happy Thanksgiving!

For many people, Thanksgiving is the most truly American of our national holidays, encompassing in its simple and beautiful traditions the highest ideals and greatest aspirations of our country. We believe that these ideals include the need to give thanks to our Creator and so we pray:

O Loving God, your gifts to us are countless and your goodness is without limit. As we come in thanksgiving to You this week, teach us to use the riches of land and sea and to be forever grateful for all the blessings which come from You. Open our hearts to notice and respond to the needs of others that we may give and freely as we have received form You.

With grateful hearts, we thank You this Thanksgiving Week for the many ways you sustain and nourish and protect us, through the gift of life itself, our faith, family and friends with surprises of joy, growth an unconditional love. We make this prayer through Jesus Your Son and the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Thanksgiving Greetings and Blessings from the Assumption Family!

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 November 2018 23:28



Emmanuel d'Alzon School in Kinshasa

It has been said quite often that the Assumptionists in Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of the Congo) haven’t yet spoken their last word. It is this optimism coupled with many efforts and much sacrifice for the Kingdom of God that can be seen crowned with the the Emmanuel d’Alzon school complex situated on the outskirts of Kinshasa, in N’sele commune, in the township of Mangengenge / Bibwa.

Just a little bit of background….It’s been thirty years since the Assumptionists settled in Kinshasa. From the time of their arrival in 1988, the Assumptionists first dedicated themselves to vocation ministry and to the formation of future priests by building a house of theology. Shortly thereafter, they assumed responsibility for the supervision of a parish, Divin Maître à Masina sans-fil, for the evangelization of the People of God.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 November 2018 11:09

BRO. JEAN BOSCO, A.A.- Would you share a bit about your background: family, childhood, early education?

- Br. Kambale Kanyama Jean Bosco. Well, I come from the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, North Kivu Province; born in September 14th 1983. I am the second of six children of Mr. Muhindo Kyuma Maurice and Mrs. Kyakimwa Kanaha Jermanie. I grew up in a Catholic family and, being brought up in such an environment, I believe my faith was formed and nurtured at an early age. I believe, my parents had a great influence on me and my faith.

My attraction to become a religious followed me from my childhood throughout my teenage years. During my primary school as well as my secondary school, I let this desire grow in me. I nourished it with various commitments, especially by serving as an altar boy. However, there was a time when I did feel like not answering the call. But the call was very persistent and I could not ignore it. It is only at the end of my secondary school at Institut Bunyuka, a school run by the little sisters of the presentation of Mary in the Temple (Petites Soeurs de la Presentation de Marie au Temple, founded by Henry Pierard, assumptionist) that I strongly felt I should respond to my religious call.

- Where/how did your Assumptionist roots begin?  Did anyone in particular have a significant impact on your life?

- Well, I entered the Congregation of the Augustinians of the Assumption in 2007, which I got to know through the later Fr. Vincent Machozi (Fr. Vincent was savagely murdered in DR Congo in 2015). Fr. Vincent Machozi was an assumptionist and relative to me, and during those times, I had been visiting him over many days in his community.

What attracted me to join his religious congregation, the Assumption, was that sense of warm welcoming, friendliness, hospitality which characterizes the members; but also what drew me to the Augustinians of the Assumption was that commitment of the brothers to do everything together, praying together, eating together, playing together, etc.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 October 2018 11:26

Conversations at the Center - Putting Our Hands to the Plow

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 October 2018 10:56
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