Catholic Tradition

... Until Christ Be Formed in You

Emmanuel d'Alzon
Emmanuel d'Alzon

The most cherished project of Father Emmanuel d'Alzon, founder of the Assumptionist order, was the establishment of a Catholic university—Assumption College. Fr. D’Alzon envisioned an institution committed to the pursuit of truth and academic excellence through a dialogue between faith and reason. He sought to develop the whole person and wanted students to grow in the knowledge of their human condition.

The Augustinians of the Assumption, continue to guide Assumption College today. In collaboration with the trustees and the entire administrative, academic, and clerical staff, they have a primary role in guaranteeing the Catholic character of Assumption College and in promoting a philosophy of education that is consistent with the highest Christian and classical values and ideals.

Time has not dimmed Fr. d’Alzon’s message or mission: His commitment to the pursuit of truth and academic excellence is reflected through the College’s embrace of the Catholic Intellectual tradition; his devotion to compassion and charity is embodied by the College’s—and its students’—commitment to service. Today, Assumption proudly strives to emulate its mentor—and his motto: “Until Christ be formed in you.”

Learn more about the Assumptionists here or if you are interested in becoming an Assumptionist, visit the Vocations to the Augustinians of the Assumption website.  

President's Lecture Series

The President’s Lecture Series at Assumption College is a public forum in which important ethical, spiritual and human issues are illuminated and examined within the Catholic intellectual tradition.

All lectures in the series are open to the Assumption College community and the general public at no charge. If you are interested in attending, please call Sharon Mahoney at 508-767-7321 or e-mail

2015-2016 President's Lecture Series Events

President's Lecture Series
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