Ali Stauble is extremely excited to bring the joy and fellowship of Christ to all those at USM and beyond. Ali is a graduate of the University of Maine with a degree in Business and has recently returned from a year of service with AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC).
Ali holds office hours In Lawer Brooks Student Center on the Gorham campus Tuesdays, 12-3 PM for lunch, community prayer time, and fellowship. She also invites all interested students to join with the Catholic Newman Club on Thursdays at 8pm at the Pastoral Center at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Congress Street. Rides are available too and dnner is provided. The program is the Catholicism Series by Fr. Robert Barron, an interactive study program for presenting, understanding and teaching the Catholic Faith. It explores over 50 locations throughout 15 countries including to the sacred lands of Israel, Uganda, Italy, France, Kolkata and NYC, with a goal of discovering the full meaning of the Faith.
Contact Ali directly, or drop in any Tuesday or Thursday.
Solidarity, Sympathy, and Silence for Boston
The tree on the Portland campus dedicated on September 11, 2011 reminds us that when those attacks took place, we didn’t know how we’d go on, but we have. Another hateful act has rocked our world; more people have died and suffered grave injury. But the tree has continued to grow, to blossom and leaf, to rest in winter, and to begin again each spring. Life is resilient.
The explosions in Boston on Monday were powerful. The pain on the part of those whose loved ones were killed, and on the part of those injured is powerful. The hatred that motivated the act, and the fear and anger it provoked are powerful.
But our gathering in solidarity and sympathy is more powerful still. Solidarity, because it means we are one people, is more powerful. Sympathy, because it means we are being with, feeling with, those who grieve and ache and must heal, is more powerful. Solidarity and sympathy have more power to carry the day. They have the power to redeem this divided, killing, maiming, aching, and yet somehow resilient world.
In solidarity and in sympathy, we hold in our minds and hearts all those impacted by the horrible events of Monday in Boston.