Category: Faith

Gerber
Wichita Bishop Emeritus Eugene J. Gerber dies at 87

Bishop Emeritus Eugene J. Gerber died Saturday, Sept. 29 after complications from a heart attack, hospital officials said. Gerber was 87 years old. Gerber was driving on the evening of Sept. 26 when the medical ...

A peek inside the life of a seminarian

The St. Joseph House of Formation is a fairly new addition to Wichita and Newman University. The number of seminarians in the program is growing each year and so is the presence of the seminarians ...

Prayer breakfast invites all faiths to Newman campus

Newman University Campus Ministry will host an all-faiths prayer breakfast at 8 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center. The event is free and open to the public. Those interested should RSVP no ...

St. Maria De Mattias, the foundress of Newman University.
Sister Kevin tells story of stained glass in Chapel of New Covenant

“The decade of the 1990s will be remembered in our community for many things,” said 1998 Provincial Charlotte Rohrbach. “One thing will be the complete renovation of our Province Center and, in particular, our worship ...

Therese Wetta Liberia
Making a difference in Liberia

Sister Therese Wetta arrived in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia, on April 25 to re-open the Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC) mission, which closed more than 25 years ago. Wetta and Sister Zita ...

ASC Center
ASC sisters help refugees with asylum mission

The Newman University founding order, the Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC), has opened their arms to asylum-seekers, providing them with care and hospitality at the ASC Wichita Center. The ASC strives to find ...

Father John Fogliasso in St. John's Chapel
Funds being raised for renovations to St. John’s Chapel

Renovations were last made to St. John’s Chapel at Newman University in 1994, and now — more than 20 years later — it is time for a revamp. Located at the heart of Sacred Heart ...

Nursing student Jenny Sellaro professes vows as ASC sister

Newman student Jenny Sellaro recently took her vows to join the congregation of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC), in Wichita, Kansas. According to its website, the ASC is a vowed religious community ...

Amanda Crawford
Student’s Newman search comes full circle

Amanda Crawford first considered Newman for her higher education as a junior in high school. And then, as they say, life happened. Now, after more than 18 years after first considering Newman, she is experiencing ...

Fernando Hernandez
Wearing multiple hats — dad, cop, deacon and student

“Student” is just one of many hats Fernando “Freddy” Hernandez wears. ...

father nicholaus jurgensmeyer
Newman student called to priesthood

Father Nicholaus “Nic” Jurgensmeyer attended Newman University for two years — years, he said, which were life-changing. He said the initial draw to Newman was sport and religion. “Newman had the two big things I was ...

New leadership team elected
New leadership team elected for the ASC U.S. region

The Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC) community has recently elected its new leadership team for the upcoming six-year term, 2018-2024. Sister Vicki Bergkamp, a business professor at Newman University, was selected as the ...

seminarians
13 seminarians take intensive summer Spanish program at Newman

A total of 13 seminarians from Wichita and surrounding states are taking an intensive Spanish program at Newman University this summer. The program is an intensive Spanish immersion comprising two levels of Spanish — one ...

janet eaton
Wichita Diocese hires Newman alumna as superintendent

Newman University alumna Janet Eaton was chosen as the new superintendent of Catholic schools in the Diocese of Wichita. ...

Ashley Schaal
Newman MSW graduate follows her faith, transforms society on a global level

When Ashley Schaal began her higher education journey at Newman, she didn’t think she would be traveling across the globe to enter into mission work before starting her career. Ashley celebrated her Master of Social ...

seminarian
St. Joseph House of Formation program extended

The success of the St. Joseph House of Formation in its first year has led to a decision to extend the program from two years to three. The young men in the program will continue to study ...

rome
A spring break spent on pilgrimage to Rome

Graduate students in the theology program recently returned from a pilgrimage to Rome. ...

‘Solidarity Through Song’ — annual prayer breakfast is music to the ears

A tasty breakfast and an uplifting prayer service full of song might just be the best way to start the morning. The annual prayer breakfast at Newman University was held March 15 in the Dugan-Gorges Conference ...

Alumna Karen Lemon: Vicar of faith

The Rev. Karen Lemon, an alumna of Newman University, received an unexpected calling from the Holy Spirit 24 years ago. Alone in her home church, All Saints Episcopal Church in Pratt, Kansas, Lemon was discerning the Holy Spirit ...

Cardinal Newman Mass
Homily celebrates Newman namesake

Below is the Cardinal Newman Mass homily as delivered by Father John Fogliasso, university chaplain, Feb. 21, 2018. Welcome to the annual Cardinal Newman Mass. It is great to see so many students, staff, faculty ...

Fr-Joe-Tatro
Father Tatro returns to Newman for Gerber Institute ‘Lunch and Learn’

The Gerber Institute for Catholic Studies welcomes Father Joe Tatro as he presents, “Catholic Anthropology  and The Application to Therapeutic Practice.” ...

March for Life
Angela McCoy volunteers as chaperone on March for Life pilgrimage

On Jan. 19, roughly 100,000 people from around the United States gathered for the 45th March for Life event in Washington, D.C. Among these individuals was Angela McCoy, administrative assistant in Academic Affairs at Newman. ...

2017 in review
2017 Year in Review

Newman University has experienced many new beginnings and celebrated numerous achievements with staff, faculty, students and alumni. Take a look back at our Year in Review with the most popular stories from student stories, athletics, alumni and ...

blankets
Blankets bring comfort to victims of sexual assault

Each semester, the nursing students at Newman University volunteer an hour of their time to make blankets for victims of sexual assault. The tradition began a few years ago when a Newman student approached Associate ...

The Five Martyrs of Charity
The Five Martyrs of Charity: Celebrated and remembered

Sisters of The Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC) hosted special commemoration ceremonies to honor the 25th anniversary of the Five Martyrs of Charity at each of their three centers — Wichita, Kansas; Ruma, ...

Campus Ministry Fall Retreat
A weekend of relaxation and prayer

Campus Ministry once again hosted a fall retreat for students to escape their studies and stresses in order to relax, have fun and focus on their relationship with Christ. Students took part in games, a ...

All Faiths Prayer Service
All Faiths Prayer Service takes place Oct. 11

No matter what your religious background, faith life or current practices may be, you are invited to join Newman University in a special All Faiths Prayer Service. This special event will take place at 11 ...

Bible in Grotto
Campus Ministry offers Bible studies for students

  Campus Ministry currently offers five Bible study sessions for the fall semester — three for women and two for men. The Bible studies are led by student ministers Nathan Yeager, Sydney Triggs, Lauren Keith ...

2017 Fall retreat
Campus Ministry Fall Retreat: Drawing closer to God

Campus Ministry will be hosting the annual Fall Service Retreat this weekend at Camp Tawakoni, just outside of Andover. The retreat will begin on Friday, Sept. 29 and will last until Sunday in the afternoon. ...

Jenny Sellaro
A Newman student’s journey to taking ASC vows

Jenny Sellaro, a sophomore entering the nursing program next fall, is in the third stage (Novitiate) of formation to become a sister of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC), a process that could ...

Outdoor Adoration
Newman to host Outdoor Adoration at Marian Grotto

Newman Campus Ministry is hosting an outdoor adoration for the community to attend. The event will take place 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, at the Marian Grotto located near the northwest corner outside of Sacred ...

Kemme
Annual Matriculation Mass celebrates incoming students

One of the largest classes in Newman history was welcomed to the university on Thursday, Aug. 31, in St. John’s Chapel during the Mass of the Holy Spirit and Matriculation Ceremony. The Mass, an annual event ...

Liberia Pilgrimage
Pilgrimage to Liberia commemorates the Five Martyrs of Charity

In October 1992, five Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC) sisters lost their lives in a tragic event while working in Liberia. Now known as the Five Martyrs of Charity, Mary Joel Kolmer, ASC; Shirley Kolmer, ...

Khoi Nguyen and Erin Schueller
Newman students return from Liberia pilgrimage with new insight

Newman students Khoi Nguyen and Erin Schueller recently returned home from a pilgrimage to Liberia in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the five Martyrs of Charity — Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC) ...

Martina Viale
Freshman Martina Viale comes to Newman with a big dream and a plan

Martina Viale is a freshman student at Newman University. She is originally from a small town in Italy — Borgarello. She is attending Newman while being sponsored by Go Campus, an organization affiliated with Mondo Insieme that ...

Diocese opens doors to a seminarian formation program

Editor’s Note: The following story by Christopher Riggs appeared in the April 21 edition of The Catholic Advance. Published here by permission. St. Joseph Parish to host seminarians who will study at Newman Diocesan seminarians will ...

Newman alumna Christy Foos opens counseling center in Hutchinson

Newman alumna Christy Foos felt it was time to open a counseling center of her own after she saw a need for mental health therapists in South Central Kansas. The center provides services such as ...

Grotto, Outdoor Adoration
Outdoor Adoration to be held on April 30

Newman Campus Ministry is once again hosting an Outdoor Adoration for the community to attend. The event will take place at 8 p.m. on Sunday, April 30 at the Newman Marian Grotto. The evening will ...