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Formation of the laity, Christian unity and interreligious dialogue comprise the mission of The Lay Centre.


A variety of programs, both local and international, help bring The Lay Centre mission to life.


The resident community of university students and visiting professors is at the heart of The Lay Centre.

Pope Paul VI in Ecclesiam Suam Photo by Rubens da Cruz

St. Paul VI: 'great promoter' of the laity and Christian unity

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ROME— The Lay Centre has a special connection with the new saint, who Pope Francis hailed as "a prophet of a church turned outwards." Pope Paul VI was canonized in St. Peter's Square Oct. 14, before a crowd of an estimated 60,000 people. The late pope was a great supporter of …

Who is my Neighbour?

October 18, 2018

  VPI 2018-2019 - Thursday, 18 October at 5 p.m. "Who is my Neighbour?" Father Aloysious Mowe, SJ, international director of advocacy and communications for Jesuit Refugee …

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Selflessness In The Age Of Selfies

November 15, 2018

VPI 2018-2019 - Thursday, 25 November at 5 p.m.   "Selflessness in the Age of Selfies" Journalist, Filipe Domingues will reflect on how young people are impacted by the consequences …

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Rejoice. Advent Hope!

December 1, 2018

  VPI 2018-2019 - Ecumenical Retreat Morning   9.30-12.00 Saturday, 1 December   "Rejoice. Advent Hope!" The Rev. Dr. Tim Macquiban, director of the …

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