Catholic Tradition

... Until Christ Be Formed in You

Father Emmanuel d'Alzon's most cherished project was the establishment of a Catholic university-Assumption College. He envisioned an institution committed to the pursuit of truth and academic excellence wherein faith and reason give witness to the unity of all truth. He sought to develop the whole person and wanted students to grow in the knowledge of their human condition as well as their ultimate destiny. The Assumptionists, the religious order founded by Father d'Alzon, continue to guide Assumption College today.

Emmanuel d'Alzon Bicentennial

Emmanuel d'Alzon was born in 1810 into the French aristocracy. He gave up a life of great privilege and sacrificed much of the family fortune to advance Catholicism in France and abroad. His most cherished project was the establishment of a Catholic university, which ultimately resulted in the creation of Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts. The Augustinians of the Assumption, the religious order founded by Father d'Alzon, continues to guide Assumption College today.

Fr. d’Alzon’s commitment to the pursuit of truth and academic excellence is reflected at Assumption College today. His belief that faith and reason give witness to the unity of all truth was central to his teaching as he sought to develop the whole person — that tradition continues as well. Time has not dimmed Fr. d’Alzon’s message or mission.

Two hundred years after his birth, the Assumptionists have spread far beyond France and are found throughout the world. From November 2009 through November 2010, there were events at the College and abroad marking Fr. d’Alzon’s birth and contributions. 

The Emmanuel d’Alzon Bicentennial celebrations will allow the Augustinians of the Assumption and Assumption College to remember the man and his accomplishments.

President's Lecture Series

The President’s Lecture Series at Assumption College is a public forum in which important ethical, spiritual and human issues are illuminated and examined within the Catholic intellectual tradition.

All lectures in the series are open to the Assumption College community and the general public at no charge. If you are interested in attending, please call Sharon Mahoney at 508-767-7321 or e-mail shmahone@assumption.edu

2013-2014 President's Lecture Series Events