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Heritage Week: Lady Jacoba Cookies @ Villa Maria College, Campus Ministry
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Lady Jacoba de Settesoli was a Roman noblewoman who became very close friends with St. Francis. He would often visit her when he traveled to Rome, and when St. Francis’ health was declining, he requested her presence at his deathbed. Lady Jacoba was already on her way even before the messenger reached her, and she carried in tow some of St. Francis’ favorite treats: little almond cookies. Upon arriving in Assisi, St. Francis insisted that “Brother” Jacoba be immediately taken to him so that they could say their goodbyes to one another. Thus, these cookies are quite possibly the last thing that St. Francis ate and remain a symbol of the deep love and friendship between the two. As we remember the life and the death of St. Francis, we hope that these cookies can inspire you to think about and do a good deed for someone you love, especially if you haven’t recently expressed how thankful you are to have them in your life!

Please stop by the campus ministry office at any point from 10am to 3pm to grab yourself a Lady Jacoba almond cookie and remember the friendship between the St. Francis and Lady Jacoba that lasted quite literally until death.

Heritage Week: Informal Franciscan Trivia @ Villa Maria College, Campus Ministry
Oct 4 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

As we celebrate Heritage Days, please drop by the Campus Ministry Office for some informal trivia to be held on the Feast Day of St. Francis, Wednesday, October 4th. Stop by to be quizzed on different questions relating to the heritage of the college, with levels of difficulty ranging from easy to very challenging. Hours stretch from 10am-3pm, with a break for the Feast Day Mass in the upstairs chapel. Prizes include candy, medals, gift cards and more! All are welcome to participate, faculty, staff and students alike!

Heritage Week – Mass for the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi @ Villa Maria College, Chapel
Oct 4 @ 11:15 am – 12:00 pm

Today is the feast day of Saint Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of our college. The Felician Sisters who began the college follow his way of life, as do thousands and thousands of people around the world. Join us for Mass today in the college chapel at 11:15 am as we celebrate this amazing man. All our welcome.

Fall Career and Internship Fair @ Villa Maria College, Commons
Oct 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

We are hosting our Fall Career and Internship Fair on Thursday, October 5th from 11:00am-12:30pm in the Villa Commons. Come meet with employers looking to hire for internships and part time/full time employment. Bring your resume!

Professional Headshots for Students @ Villa Maria College, Room 204
Oct 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:45 pm

Research shows that just having a picture on your LinkedIn profile makes your profile 14 times more likely to be viewed by others. It’s first chance to make a good impression on recruiters. While attending our career fair take the time to obtain your professional headshot in room 204.

Heritage Week: Community Celebration @ Villa Maria College, Commons
Oct 5 @ 11:15 am – 12:00 pm

We continue our commemoration of our heritage and mission today with a community celebration in the Dining Commons from 11:15-12_15 pm. Join us for free cake, ice cream, games an giveaways! All are welcome!

Special Announcement @ Library
Oct 5 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

You’re invited to attend a special announcement from Dr. Giordano about the library. Join us in the library foyer on Thursday, October 5th at 11:30 AM. All faculty and staff are invited to attend.

Heritage Week: Day of Service @ WNY Community
Oct 6 @ 8:45 am – 1:00 pm

We continue Heritage Week celebrations with our annual Day of Service. Students from our CORE 101 classes, along with college staff will be going out into the community to serve our neighbors in the spirit of Saint Francis of Assisi and Blessed Mary Angela, the foundress of the Felician Sisters.

Blessing of Animals and Outdoor Celebration of St. Francis @ Ss. Columba-Brigid Parish
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join the Franciscan Friar community of Ss. Columba-Brigid Parish for an outdoor Mass and Blessing of Animals on Saturday, October 7th! Mass will begin at 10am under the tent with a Blessing of Animals following the liturgy. Please bring your animal companion and a lawn chair as we celebrate our founder! The address is: 75 Hickory Street, Buffalo, NY 14204.

Fall Break: College Closed @ Villa Maria College
Oct 9 – Oct 10 all-day

Villa Maria College is closed for its Fall Holiday on Monday, October 9 and Tuesday, October 10. Normal operating hours will resume on Wednesday, October 11 at 7:30 AM.