11/21/11 Father William Kummer, pastor of St. Michael Catholic Church in Plymouth, was on hand as presenter for Ancilla College’s third Lampen Lecture of the semester, entitled “Why Call a College Catholic.”
In the presentation, presented three reasons why a college would be called Catholic.
According to Kummer, a Catholic college has a love affair with learning, emphasizing a liberal arts education which develops the whole person. He also argued that a Catholic college seeks truth wherever it can be found and that in seeking the truth, we seek God. Finally, Kummer stated that a Catholic college believes that God reveals himself in Scripture, in all of creation, in every discipline, and in living life with others and creation.
“Father Kummer’s remarks reinforced the work of Ancilla College showing the connection between Ancilla College, Catholic Intellectual Tradition, and the Four Core Values of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ – Listening to the Spirit, Community, Simplicity, and Dignity and Respect for All,” said Sr. Carleen Wrasman, PHJC, Coordinator of Mission Integration and Campus Ministry.
This Lampen Lecture was a free lecture open to the public and was held in Room 231 at Ancilla College.
The series was named for Sr. Joel Lampen, the first president of Ancilla College, who opened the doors of Ancilla to the local community.
The Lampen Lecture Series was designed to combine the universality of the Catholic Church, the international character of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, who sponsor Ancilla College, and the Earth Charter to promote thinking beyond one’s own experiences and interests.
Ancilla College is a Catholic, two-year, co-educational, liberal arts college in Donaldson, Indiana sponsored by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ.