Lumen National Summit

October 2nd, 2018 by

The Lumen Institute held our annual National Summit in NYC at the University Club over the weekend of Oct 14th-16th.  Over 80 individuals attended and included members, spouses, LC Chaplains and Consecrated women. Every Chapter was represented and by all accounts it was a big success. One of the highlights was Mass on Sunday morning at St Patrick’s Cathedral with Cardinal Dolan assisted by 7 of our LC priests. Beyond the development of friendships and camaraderie there were reflections and testimonials from outside speakers, Lumen members and the Chaplains. Jim Hislop and Fr. Mark Haydu gave an update on the many activities, growth and successes throughout the Lumen Chapters over the last year. The overarching theme was “All in”  with our faith and the need to be joyful with our talents and treasures. There was also free time for social and cultural activities that included the high in demand Metropolitan Museum of Art Tour hosted by Steve and Evelyn Auth, Broadway plays, the 9/11 museum and the Metropolitan Museum. The feedback was adamant that we do this event in NYC again next year and we have tentatively scheduled the weekend of Oct. 4th-6th in 2019. We hope to have an even bigger group next year

Using Your Freedom to Serve Others

July 4th, 2018 by
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“Spiritual Spark”: Life is Christ

September 26th, 2017 by
Dear Friends,
Thy Kingdom Come!
Greetings from Montreal. I hope you are enjoying this beautiful weekend.
God bless you!
Fr. Stephen

Lumen Speaker Series: Cardinal Daniel DiNardo

April 17th, 2017 by

Lumen Speaker Series: Cardinal Daniel DiNardo. Houston Chapter Speaker Series Luncheon – 3/31/17.

His Eminence Daniel Cardinal DiNardo is the metropolitan archbishop of Galveston-Houston and pastor to its 1.3 million Catholics (and over 4 million non-Catholics) and 440 priests in 146 parishes and 60 schools spread over 8,880 square miles. His seats are St. Mary Cathedral Basilica in Galveston and the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Houston.


H. James Towey: Mother Teresa & Catholic Higher Education

November 29th, 2016 by

H. James Towey is in his sixth year as president of Ave Maria University (AMU). His career has included previous service as a college president, senior advisor to the President of the United States, key aide to a Congressional leader, member of the cabinet of Florida’s governor, founder of a national non-profit organization, and legal counsel to Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta. During his tenure as AMU’s second president, Mr. Towey has ushered in record enrollment, over $50 million in fundraising and 19 new majors.

James Hackett: Bridging the Sacred and Secular – Including in One’s Work

October 31st, 2016 by

James T. Hackett is presently a Partner in Riverstone Holdings LLC, one of the largest private energy investment firms. Mr. Hackett is the retired Executive Chairman of the Board and former CEO of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, one of the world’s largest independent oil and natural gas exploration and production companies. (more…)

Michael Ferguson: The Election and Potential Effects on the Economy and the Markets

October 26th, 2016 by

Leader of BakerHostetler’s Federal Policy team, the Honorable Michael Ferguson served for nearly a decade in Congress and held leadership roles on key policy initiatives, from healthcare to financial services, with an eye toward advocating for legislative solutions that removed regulatory roadblocks to innovation. As vice chairman of the House’s principal healthcare subcommittee, he led key policy reforms, including the creation of the Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit and pharmaceutical and medical device user fee reauthorizations. He also participated in several financial services investigations and helped lead passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and other financial industry reforms following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. (more…)