Welcome to the Garaventa Center

Our ongoing vision at the Garaventa Center for Catholic Intellectual Life & American Culture is to entice people from all walks of life to come together and collaborate in novel and compelling ways to shed light and explore grace in this bruised, blessed world. Take a look around our site and explore all we have to offer here, as well as join us on campus for any and all of our upcoming events!

Looking forward to seeing you around campus this year!
Karen & Fr. Charlie

Faith. Imagination. Grace. Reason.

Pope Francis

Pope Francis

"“Let us ask the Lord, each of us, for eyes that know how to see beyond appearance; ears that know how to listen to cries, whispers, and also silence; hands able to support, embrace and minister. Most of all, let us ask for a great and merciful heart that desires the good and salvation of all.” "

Dorothy Day

Dorothy Day

"“We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes with community.”"

St. Teresa of Avila

St. Teresa of Avila

""It is love alone that gives worth to all things.""

Elizabeth Jennings

Elizabeth Jennings

""Many people judge a religion by its art, and why indeed shouldn't they?""

Contact

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