Merton at June conference
Thomas Merton's birth in 2015.
and, among other things, the influence of the Fran-
tradition on his life and
and Going Forth: Merton
as Example and Mirror."
periences in discerning his
vocation and clarifying his
desire to live his Christian
commitment as a Trappist
cialist for the Globe and Mail and CTV Network,
Catholic educator, and CBC radio documentarian;
Christine Bochen, professor of religious studies and
the William H. Shannon Chair in Catholic Studies at
Nazareth College; and Fr. Daniel Horan, O.F.M., '05,
a doctoral student at Boston College and Interna-
tional Thomas Merton Society board member.
have studied and explored the writing and influence
of Merton, including Fr. Daniel Riley, O.F.M., '64, and
Br. F. Edward Coughlin, O.F.M., '70.
Library, campus sites that were important to Mer-
ton, and Mt. Irenaeus. For more information, con-
tact Julianne Wallace in University Ministries at
(716) 375-7841 or Monica Mattioli in Alumni Serv-
ices at (716) 375-2187.
dent Alex Noguerola
Quick Center on display at
New York University
on view at The Kimmel Center for Uni-
versity Life (Stovall Gallery) at New York
the story of how a handful of Catholic
clergy, private citizens, and even a Ger-
many officer orchestrated the dramatic
rescue of several hundred Jewish
refugees in Assisi, Italy, following the
city's German occupation during WWII.
Aldo Brunacci, a diocesan priest and
Ruffino in Assisi, who was one of the
original architects of the plan.
the region descended on Assisi, the city
of St. Francis, for help. Giuseppe Placido
M. Nicolini, bishop of Assisi, directed
that assistance be given to the Jews in
whatever way possible.
hiding of the Jews in the convents,
monasteries and friaries of Assisi, with
the cooperation of a loose network of
clergy and their supporters.
volunteers in 10 days
stein and Buffalo Bills linebacker
Arthur Moats (pictured above)
hatched a plan.
that if St. Bonaventure could re-
cruit 2,000 members of the uni-
versity family to volunteer in their
communities, he'd come to cam-
pus to speak to students.
paper in a Hickey Dining Hall cam-
paign, more than 2,000 students,
faculty, staff and alumni made the
pledge -- in just 10 days.
graphed cleats, T-shirts, photos
and jerseys; the prizes were dis-
tributed through a drawing before
the holidays. Moats will be com-
ing to campus during the spring
semester to talk about the impor-
tance of giving back.
dents from 10 other universities the opportunity
to hone their trial skills.
Fredonia, SUNY Geneseo, Buffalo State College,
Colgate University, Canisius College, Bingham-
ton University, Seton Hall University, Michigan
State University, and SUNY Oneonta.
as well as faculty and staff, to involve them-
selves in the education of a group of stu-
dents, many of whom will go on to law
school and enter the legal profession," said
Dr. Steven Nuttall, professor of philosophy
and adviser of St. Bonaventure's Mock Trial
Team. "Hosting the tournament allows us to
showcase the university and the welcoming
spirit of those who study and work here."