9 oktober 2011

SAINTS

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About us

What is SAINTS?

SAINTS is the Student Association of the International Theology Section. All international students in theology at our faculty are part of SAINTS. Every faculty at our university has their own student association. Ours is called Katechetika, for the Flemish students. SAINTS is the international part of Katechetika. All students’ associations from the different faculties are represented in the umbrella organisation LOKO.

LOKO International

Our goal is to foster unity and fellowship among the international theology students in Leuven through celebrating and appreciating our cultural and religious diversity. We believe that by entering into contact, conversation and social activities with one another and with the larger community here in Leuven, we can add meaning, purpose and enrichment to our own lives and those of others.

Who is SAINTS?

SAINTS is YOU! Every student in the English language theology programme is part of SAINTS. Every year, a core team, varying from 3 to 6 people, is elected, but we cannot do anything without you.

You can contact us with any queries via leuvensaints@gmail.com

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Student Representation

SAINTS is responsible for finding and guiding student representatives. You can find more information on the student representatives page.

Spirituality

An initiative taken to integrate theology & life some years ago, called MEET, resulted in evenings at which a guest speaker (usually a faculty staff member) is invited to speak and to share some of their personal faith journey. Two such events will be held this semester on Wed 14 October (speaker Prof Jack McDonald) and Wed 25 November (speaker Phil Lane, Director, Oasis Belgium, working with trafficked women).

In addition all students are invited to attend Bible Study in the centre of Leuven each Wednesday evening from 7:30 pm. Please email jemcbride99@gmail.com for more information about this.

Services

Some of the ENGLISH LANGUAGE SERVICES in Leuven:

  • Monday to Friday
    • Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies: 8:30 am in the Pope’s College chapel
    • Sint-Kwinten parish: 6 pm at the Sint-Kwintenskerk, Naamsestraat 160
    • JLC congregation: 6:15 pm at Minderbroedersstraat 15
  • Sunday
    • JLC congregation: 10:15 am at Minderbroedersstraat 15 (once a month, ecumenical service with St Martha and Mary’s Anglican Church
    • St Martha and Mary’s Anglican Church: 6:30 pm at Minderbroedersstraat 15
    • Saint-Kwinten parish: 9:00 at the Sint-Kwintenskerk, Naamsestraat 160

Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies

Canon Law Student Association

The Canon Law faculty has its own student association, called Canonica. We keep you informed about their activities. A lot of the canon lawyers don’t live in Leuven, but only come here for what they call the “intensive course weeks”, which are around 3 weeks during which entire courses are taught. It’s in these weeks that their activities take place. Theologians are always welcome at Canonica’s activities and vice versa.

Events

The SAINTS organise weekly coffee, tea and cakes from 1 until 3 pm in the student lounge (located next to the stairs leading up to the library). This year the chaplain from the Anglican Church in Leuven and professor at our faculty, Jack McDonald, and the ordinand (trainee priest and student at KUL), Jane McBride, will normally be present and available for any pastoral concerns. Other activities are organised according to what this year’s core team feels like doing. If you’d like to see something specific happen, feel free to contact us with your ideas!