Main Events:

November 19th, Tuesday at the 5:30 liturgy, we will celebrate the monthly graduate student mass. All are welcome to attend!

What to Keep on Your Schedule:

Advent Retreat! Saturday, December 7th – lock it in your calendar and stay posted for more details in the upcoming weeks. From graduate students for graduate students.

On December 8th, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, a local organization is hosting a movie about Mary, mother of God. It is called “Mary of Nazareth”– please follow this link to see the trailer for the movie: Tickets cost $4 per person at advance ticket/group rate, $10 regular price/at the door. The organization is hosting this event at the Pope John Paul II High School in Royersford, PA. Villanova will provide transportation. We will be leaving from Villanova University at 1:00 pm giving us enough time to get there with some cushion just in case. The movie starts at 2:00 pm. RSVP by Monday, November 25 at 10:00 am to Mary Gandeza at This is a great opportunity to celebrate this beautiful Marian feast!

This Week Day by Day:

Monday, Nov 18th

Post Graduate Volunteer Fair in the Connelly Center Villanova Room from 7-9PM – here you’ll find Dominican Volunteer recruiter, Erica Stewart, among others, presenting opportunities for long-term service.

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week Reflection: “One Bread, One Body” in Corr Chapel, 8:30PM, led by Theology majors Siobhan Cooney and Lauren Destito. Check out other HHAW events here.

Tuesday, Nov 19th

Latin Lunch (Medieval): 1pm in Old Falvey

Jewish Faith and Life lecture, “Jezreel” at 2:30 in Falvey 205.

Thomas F. Martin Saint Augustine Fellow Public Lecture : “Augustine and the Mystery of the Human Heart.” William Harmless leads this event in Driscoll Hall Auditorium at 4:30pm

Graduate Student Mass at 5:30PM in Corr Chapel.

Wednesday, Nov 20th

Bible Study: We will look at the day’s Gospel, Luke 19:11-28, and see what it means for us as Christians. Join us at 3:30 in the Theology Lounge (SAC 203)

Contact Erik ( with any questions.

Men’s Group SAC Soup Lunch moved to 12:40 – Mass at 12:05.

Thursday, Nov 21st

HHAW Solidarity Sleep Out at the Oreo

Monday, Dec 2nd

Shop small this Christmas… I mean VERY small.

Have you all seen the awesome beanie I wear around all day?  Of course you have.  Truth be told, I made that myself.  If you need to do some Christmas shopping for a particularly cold-headed individual, I am officially taking orders for beanies.  Choose any number of colors and number of stripes, whether or not you want some basic lettering on the hat and whether or not you would like a “poof ball” to adorn your gorgeous new headgear.  Hats are $25 a pop.  If interested, text precisely what you want to 908-596-1664.  Guaranteed delivery by Dec. 14th (last day of classes) if you text me by Dec. 10th.

Much love,

Michael Santos