IT
быстрые микрозаймы онлайн займы онлайн на карту быстро микрозайм на карту быстрый займ на карту быстрый займ онлайн онлайн микрозаймы займы онлайн займ на карту микрозайм онлайн микрозаймы онлайн на карту быстрые займы онлайн взять микрозайм микрозайм срочно взять займ онлайн на карту срочно взять кредит займы онлайн быстро
Slide background

Past, present, future

Surround your studies with history and beauty
Slide background

It’s in the little things

Nurturing faith in everyday life

prima pagina

Faith. Learning. Dialogue. Community.
Intrinsically Catholic, The Lay Centre at Foyer Unitas is dedicated to the formation of the laity and to the promotion of the lay vocation in the Church and in the world.
It also works to promote Christian unity and to create opportunities for genuine encounter and sincere dialogue with people of other religions.
In view of its mission, The Lay Centre offers formation programs and conferences to local and international groups, as well as to the lay students, enrolled in pontifical universities in Rome, who live at The Lay Centre.

Activities

Local

The Lay Centre is active in the local Church, offering retreats and continued faith formation classes through its Vincent Pallotti Institute. Each year, The Lay Centre welcomes the general public for conferences and meetings on current social and religious issues.
Learn more

International

The Lay Centre hosts international programs that make the Eternal City come alive as a place of learning and encounter for groups of university students, professors, and administrators from around the world. Programs include courses, seminars and retreats on various themes.
Learn more

Students

The Lay Centre is home to an international ecumenical and interreligious student community, engaging in “a dialogue of daily life”. Residents are offered cultural, spiritual and social activities that complement their studies and equip them for leadership.
Learn more

Founders

Donna Orsuto

Donna Orsuto
Director
Donna Orsuto is a professor of spirituality at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. Originally from the United States, she also lectures and gives retreats worldwide. She has authored two books and numerous articles in the area of spirituality. Active in ecumenical and interreligious dialogue, Dr. Orsuto serves as a member of the Commission for Ecumenism and Dialogue of the Diocese of Rome. Pope Benedict XVI named her a Dame of the Pontifical Equestrian Order of Saint Gregory the Great in 2011. She is president of The Lay Centre’s Board of Directors.
Riekie van Velzen

Riekie van Velzen
Administrator
Riekie van Velzen is an artist, whose work ranges from iconography and ancient painting techniques to digital. Her pieces are exhibited in private collections worldwide and her sacred works have been commissioned for several Italian churches. Through art, she also raises awareness about ecology. A native of the Netherlands, she is married and a proud grandmother and mother of two. Pope Benedict XVI named her a Dame of the Pontifical Equestrian Order of Saint Sylvester in 2011. She is vice-president of The Lay Centre’s Board of Directors.

Students

The Lay Centre offers a home for lay students enrolled in pontifical universities in Rome, who want to integrate their academic studies with opportunities for spiritual growth, service and dialogue. Students who live at The Lay Centre are eager to participate in community life, share in dialogue with students from different countries, Christian denominations and religions, and partake in the formative and spiritual activities of the centre.

Donate

If you would like to support The Lay Centre’s mission to offer formation programs for the laity and to promote ecumenical and interreligious dialogue, both locally and internationally, please feel free to make a donation to the special fund set up by our benefactors through the National Catholic Community Foundation (NCCF).

To make gifts online in U.S. dollars, simply go to the NCCF website, where you will find “Friends of The Lay Centre Fund” listed under “Gift Designation”.

Gifts made by check in U.S. dollars should be made payable to “NCCF/Friends of The Lay Centre” and mailed to: The National Catholic Community Foundation, 1321 Generals Highway – Suite 202, Crownsville MD 21032, U.S.A.

Thank you for your support.

The Lay Centre at Foyer Unitas Institute is a legally recognized institute in Italy (c.f. 04359941004 – n. REA 0899422). In the United States, it is incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation and is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

Contact

sede
The Lay Centre at Foyer Unitas

Fondazione
Sede secondaria in Italia
Largo della Sanità Militare, 60
00184 Rome, Italy
Tel: +39 06 772 6761
Fax: +39 06 772 676 235
info@laycentre.org
p.IVA – c.f. 04359941004
Iscr. alla C.C.I.A.A. di Roma al n. REA 0899422
Legal notes

Newsletter

Sign up to receive The Lay Centre’s quarterly newsletter.

Required field *

I have read the information notice on personal data processing and I authorise The Lay Centre at Foyer Unitas Institute to process my personal data pursuant to Decreto Legislativo 196/2003*Privacy policy