“Dead Man Walking” … 20 years later; an evening with Sister Helen Prejean, csj

Sister Helen Prejean, csj

is a Roman Catholic nun, a member of the Congregation of St. Joseph and a leading American advocate for the abolition of the death penalty.

In 1982, Sister Helen Prejean, CSJ, became the spiritual advisor to Patrick Sonnier, the convicted killer of two teenagers who was sentenced to die in the electric chair of Louisiana’s Angola State Prison. Through Dead Man Walking (book 1993; film 1995) the world came to learn about their journey together. In her presentation, Sr. Helen reflects on key moments in her ministry and counseling to death row prisoners.

Also included: Prof. Lionel Walsh will direct one scene from the play “Dead Man Walking”.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

The H. Clifford and Joan Hatch Studio Theatre, located in the Jackman Dramatic Art Centre at the U. of W.  The main entrance is on the West side of the building.

Public and free presentation but seating is limited.   Please register by e-mail cbertrand@assumptionu.ca or by tel. 519-973-7033 press ‘0’.

“Cravings: Exploring the Connection between Food, Faith, and Our Quest for Wholeness and Holiness”

Mary De Turris Poust, Nationally recognized public speaker, retreat leader, blogger and author of six books on Catholicism and spirituality.

So often what feels like hunger for food is really a hunger for something much deeper, a craving for the kind of fullness that only God can provide. Food often becomes a way to fill the void, but it never truly satisfies. The result is an endless cycle of eating issues, self-esteem struggles, and untapped spiritual potential. Join Mary DeTurris Poust, author of Cravings: A Catholic Wrestles with Food, Self-Image, and God (Ave Maria Press), as she explores the undeniable connection between physical and spiritual nourishment and how we can discover the path to wholeness, self-acceptance and serenity by exploring the relationship between food and faith.

Monday, march 7, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.      

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, 4401 Mount Royal Dr., Windsor

Public and free presentation, reception to follow. Tel. 519-973-7033 press ‘0’ or by e-mail cbertrand@assumptionu.ca


Thomas Merton on Social Justice

Dr. Norman King, The Stephen Jarislowsky Chair in Religion and Conflict

In light of his Christian monastic background, his growing sense of the social implications of the contemplative life, and his dialogue with Eastern religions, Thomas Merton came to a deepening awareness of the values involved in social issues, and developed a theology of non-violent social justice, which will be explored in this presentation.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2016 AT 4:30 P.M.

Iona College, 208 Sunset Ave., Windsor, ON

Tel. 519-973-7033 press ‘0’ or by e-mail cbertrand@assumptionu.ca

Public and Free Presentation.  Discussion and Refreshments to follow.

 Sponsored by the Centre for Religion and Culture, Assumption University

Keep Windsor Warm


CHRISTIAN CULTURE SERIES 2015-2016 is pleased to present Fr. Thomas Rosica, C.S.B.



Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

 Good Shepherd Parish/st. Gregory site

13789 St. Gregory Road, Tecumseh

(Parking available at the front and back of the church.)


“The Pope, the Synod and the Response of Mercy”

The October 2015 Synod on the Family is an integral event and process in the pastoral vision of Pope Francis.  The Bishop of Rome has revived the 50 year old institution of the Synod of Bishops with his new style, dynamism and insistence on open dialogue among the shepherds of the Church. What does the Synod mean for the Church? How is it an instrument and agent of reform? How does it lead the whole Church into the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy?

 Public and free presentation, reception to follow.

Tel. 519-973-7033 press ‘0’ or by e-mail cbertrand@assumptionu.ca

This presentation will be televised on Salt and Light Catholic Television Network.

A Symposium: “Is Compassion Possible in a Troubled World?” October 25/15 – 2:00 p.m.

Assumption University Centre for Religion and Culture/The Inter-Faith Group of Windsor and Essex County


A Symposium: “Is Compassion Possible in a Troubled World?”

Perspectives from Spiritualities of the World”

Speakers from: First Nations, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh traditions

will address briefly the meaning and place of compassion and suggest its role in our

personal lives and in our involvement in today’s world

Sunday, October 25, 2015, 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Windsor Essex Children’s Aid Society

1671 Riverside Drive East, Windsor

Public and Free Symposium/Light Refreshments to follow.

For further information or to register in advance please contact

Dr. Norman King 519-972-7692 or nking@uwindsor.ca

Cécile Bertrand 519-973-7033 ext. 0 or cbertrand@assumptionu.ca

or you may simply sign in as you come to the event itself.


Fr. Michael Prieur guest speaker at CCBI-A Sept. 24/15 at 7:00 p.m.

The Canadian Catholic Bioethics Institute at

Assumption University (CCBI-A)

is pleased to announce



Professor of Moral and Sacramental Theology

Topics: The Health Ethics Guide,

Papal Encyclical “On Care for our Common Home” (Laudato Si) & Moral and Spiritual Issues in End of Life Care


St. Paul’s Parish Hall

5885 Malden Road, LaSalle, Ontario


For more information please contact Cécile Bertrand at

519-973-7033 Ext. 0 or CCBI-A@assumptionu.ca