Why Newman?

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Why Newman?


Written by Annie Streeter, UIC Senior During my freshman year orientation, I had the chance to visit the Newman Center at UIC. After being home schooled since kindergarten, it was comforting to know that there was a familiar place where I could go to meet other Catholic students. The Newman Center became the place where I went in between classes to go to Mass, attend events, study, relax, and eat meals. Over the years, the students and staff have changed, but the welcoming environment and overall mission have stayed the same. I feel extremely blessed to be at a secular school [...]

Why Newman?2020-11-15T19:57:50+00:00

Evangelization Over Coffee


Written by Israel Lopez, Rising UIC Senior We all know that God is present in a chapel, but what about in a coffee shop?  Working as a barista, you wouldn’t think, “Oh, this is the perfect opportunity to evangelize,” yet this is exactly what the Newman Center staff had in mind when building our coffee shop. Although the unique location of this establishment, within a university’s Catholic Newman Center, brings in several customers who are indeed Catholic, our extensive marketing and personal invitation have graced us with the opportunity to meet and serve people who are all along the “faith spectrum.” [...]

Evangelization Over Coffee2020-11-15T20:15:46+00:00

Now Introducing: Cor Coffee!


Written by Fr. Connor Danstrom, Chaplain/Director Last year, Cardinal John Henry Newman was canonized a saint of the Roman Catholic Church. This was an occasion of great joy for us here at the Newman Center, as well as throughout the country for all the Catholic campus ministries that bear his name. When he was made a Cardinal, Newman took as his motto the Latin phrase, “Cor ad cor loquitur.” His coat of arms had three hearts, representing the Trinity. This idea of God speaking to the heart of man from his own Triune heart was central to Newman’s understanding of revelation.  [...]

Now Introducing: Cor Coffee!2020-11-15T20:16:25+00:00

Why Newman?


By Meghan Grill, UIC Alumna (Class of 2019) During the end of my junior year of college, I made the decision to not only change majors but universities, leaving behind the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Having lived at Newman Hall at UIUC, I was very familiar with Newman Centers, and upon transferring, it was only natural to find my new Newman Center. Amidst the whirlwind of learning a new campus, I found the St. John Paul II Newman Center, allowing me an opportunity to escape from the busyness of college life. The community, openness, and love that was [...]

Why Newman?2020-11-15T19:58:23+00:00