Feast Day of Saint Edith Stein: 9 August

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

On the 9th of August, we celebrate the Feast Day of St Edith Stein, ACU's patron saint of research. St Edith Stein was a brilliant German Jewish philosopher, earning her doctorate in philosophy from the University of Freiburg in 1916. After reading the autobiography of St Teresa of Avila that she began a spiritual ...

Feast Day of Saint Mary Mackillop: 8 August

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

On the 8th of August, we celebrate the Feast Day of St Mary MacKillop, our university patron saint. Mary MacKillop believed that we should never see a need without doing something about it, and she dedicated her life to works and values which resonate deeply with the University's Mission. Mary Mackillop has special significance for ...

Feast Day of Saint Thomas More: June 22

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

June 22 is the Feast Day of Saint Thomas More, the Patron Saint of the Faculty of Law and Business. Saint Thomas More born in 1478, was an English lawyer, social philosopher, author, statesman, and noted Renaissance humanist. He opposed Henry VIII of England’s separation from the Catholic Church and in ...

Feast day of St Marcellin Champagnat: 6 June

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

[caption id="attachment_14447" align="alignnone" width="350"] Portrait of Marcellin Champagnat[/caption] June 6 is the Feast Day of Marcellin Champagnat, who is the ACU Patron Saint of the Students, Learning and Teaching Portfolio. Who was Marcellin Champagnat? Marcellin Champagnat was born on May 20, 1789, the year of the French Revolution, and died on June 6, 1840. ...

Feast Day of Saint Joseph the Worker : 1 May

Monday, May 1st, 2017

May 1 is the Feast Day of Saint Joseph the Worker, who is the ACU Patron Saint of Corporate Services. The feast of St. Joseph the Worker was established by Pope Pius XII in 1955 in order to Christianise the concept of labor and give to all workers a model and ...

Feast Day of St Bernadette of Lourdes: 16 April

Sunday, April 16th, 2017

The 16th of April is the feast day of Saint Bernadette of Lourdes, patron saint of the Faculty of Health Sciences. St Bernadette was only 14-years old when she saw the first of 18 visions of the Blessed Virgin Mary – at what is now one of the major pilgrimage destinations ...

Feast Day of Saint Jean-Baptiste de La Salle: 7 April

Friday, April 7th, 2017

Friday 7 April is the Feast Day of Saint Jean-Baptiste de La Salle, patron saint for ACU's Faculty of Education and Arts. Born in France in 1651, Jean-Baptiste de La Salle was a French priest and educational reformer who dedicated more than 40 years of his life to educating the children of the poor. He ...

Feast day Saint Thomas Aquinas: 28 January

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

Today is the feast day of Saint Thomas Aquinas. Saint Thomas Aquinas is the Patron Saint of our Ballarat (Aquinas) Campus. A Dominican Friar, Thomas Aquinas was a renowned theological scholar. He is most noted for writing the Summa Theologica. As a comprehensive statement of thought on all the Christian mysteries, the Summa Theologica remains ...

Feast day Saint Albert the Great: 15 November

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

  Today is the Feast day of Saint Albert the Great who is the Patron Saint for the Faculty of Education and Arts. Saint Albert the Great’s Story Albert the Great was a 13th-century German Dominican who decisively influenced the Church’s stance toward Aristotelian philosophy brought to Europe by the spread of Islam. Students ...

Feast Day of Saint Edith Stein: 9 August

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

On the 9th of August, we celebrate the Feast Day of St Edith Stein, ACU's patron saint of research. St Edith Stein was a brilliant German Jewish philosopher, earning her doctorate in philosophy from the University of Freiburg in 1916. After reading the autobiography of St Teresa of Avila that she began a spiritual ...