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 ...

Patron Saint John Henry Newman Feast Day: 9 October

Sunday, October 9th, 2016

Today we celebrate the feast day of Blessed John Henry Newman who is the Patron Saint for the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy. Blessed John Henry Newman is widely acknowledged as the 19th century's most important English-speaking Roman Catholic academic and theologian. Reflection John Henry Newman has been called the “absent Father of Vatican II” ...

Patron saint of librarians: St Jerome 30 September

Friday, September 30th, 2016

Today is the feast day of St Jerome, the patron saint of librarians, libraries, translators, booklovers and encyclopedists. St Jerome (c342-420) was a priest, confessor, theologian and historian. He is best known for his translation of the Bible into Latin (the Vulgate). Jerome is often depicted with a lion. The story is that ...

Feast Day of St Bernadette of Lourdes: 16 April

Friday, April 15th, 2016

Patron saint of the Faculty of Health Sciences: Saint Bernadette of Lourdes (Bernadette Soubirous). As a young 14 year old girl, Bernadette Soubirous had 18 visions of the Blessed Lady in a grotto in the outskirts of Lourdes. Although, her visions were widely doubted at the time, her humility, truthfulness and modesty encouraged ...

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

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

Feast days are the days we remember important people and events within the Catholic Faith. The patron saint for ACU's  Facility of Education is Jean-Baptiste de La Salle, a French priest and educational reformer who dedicated more than 40 years of his life to the education of the children of the poor. Learn ...

Feast day Saint Thomas Aquinas: 28 January

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Thursday, 28th January 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 ...