Finally a “seamless garment” rational that makes sense

What a great idea, a Catholic Community” within the secular world, this is an idea that is “seamless”, a true shelter in the storm for youth far from home and needing an anchor, a base, guardrails if you will. Now if the Priests leading the Newman Centers are orthodox, katy bar the doors

Work begins on dorms for Catholic students at two secular universities

  • The planned Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Student Residence at Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Fla., is shown in an artist rendering. The Newman Student Housing Fund is providing the financial assistance needed for the new dormitory, which will house 140 students starting in the fall. (CNS illustration/courtesy Newman Student Housing Fund, LLC)

“We were going to build the Newman Center, but to add the housing — made possible through the Newman Student Housing Fund — it became the seamless garment approach for these young people,” the bishop told CNS. “It’s giving them the opportunity to develop the whole person, not only intellectual, but spiritual development as well. They’re in an environment to support their faith, that protects and nourishes their faith all along.”

With completion expected in August, the building will house 287 students. A 300-seat chapel and a Newman Center also will be built once the students move in.”