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See the Face of God in the Light of Advent  

Br. Crispin Mary (left) is a featured speaker at the event, which was coordinated by Andrew Saunders (right).
Br. Crispin Mary and Andrew Saunders

This holiday season, come to view Advent in a whole new light.

Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology's Institute for Christian Spirituality, Seton Hall University, invites all audiences to join students, staff members and alumni for a day of reflection on Saturday, November 22. “Beholding the Face of God in Advent” will explore different ways to recognize God during the Advent season. The event will take place from 1-5 p.m. at St. Luke's R.C. Church in Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey.
The registration fee for the event is $10; please make all checks payable to Immaculate Conception Seminary. Please contact Debbie Kurus at (973) 313-6329 or
A spiritual treat for all who attend, “Beholding the Face of God in Advent” will consist of talks, personal prayer time, small group reflection and discussions facilitated by Andrew Saunders, M.A., coordinator of programs for the Institute. Prepare your heart and mind for Advent as you behold the face of God:  

  • “… Through the Second Joyful Mystery,” by Brother Crispin Mary, CFR
  • “… in Our Call to Holiness,” by Matthew Higgins
  • “…Through Mary,” by Kathleen Keegan, M.A.T, RN, BC
  • “…in Darkness-Preparing for the Light of Christ,” by Stephen Kass

Learn more about our talented speakers:

Br. Crispin Mary, CFR graduated from the Catholic University of America in 1994. A religious brother with the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, he is currently appointed as Servant at St. Felix Friary in Yonkers, serving the poor at Casa Juan Diego Hospitality Center. A May 2009 candidate for a Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry with a concentration in Spirituality. When asked to describe himself, he replied, “Most importantly, I am a guy who tries to follow Jesus! Amen!”

Matthew Higgins is a recent graduate of Montclair State University, with a Bachelor of Arts in history. Currently enrolled in the Master of Arts in Theology Program at Immaculate Conception Seminary, Matthew is also the Graduate Assistant for the Seminary's Institute for Christian Spirituality. Aside from his time at Seton Hall, he is a part-time campus minister for Montclair State University.

Kathleen Keegan received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Rutgers Newark in 1977 and her Master of Arts in Systematic Theology from Immaculate Conception Seminary in 2007. She presently works as a University nurse at Seton Hall University. Most importantly, she is a wife, mother of two and grandmother of one, as well as an active member of St Catherine's of Cedar Grove.

Stephen Kass lives with his wife Beverly in Pequannock, N.J. He is involved in a variety of adult faith formation ministries, including RCIA and Men's Cornerstone. Steve received his Bachelor of Arts in Geological Sciences from the University of Rochester, his Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering from North Carolina State University and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Systematic Theology. He also spent five years on active duty and nine years of reserve duty as an officer in the United States Navy.

Andrew Saunders is the coordinator of programs for the Institute for Christian Spirituality and the co-director of the Catholic Center for Family Spirituality. He has nearly three decades of business experience with leading Fortune 500 firms including IBM Corporation, Citigroup, Inc. and CIT Group, Inc. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Connecticut and a M.A. in Economics from Trinity College and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Theology with a Biblical Studies concentration. He is actively involved in liturgical ministries at St. Luke's Church in Ho-Ho-Kus, a member of the Knights of Columbus and is in formation for the Permanent Diaconate in the Archdiocese of Newark.

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For more information, please contact:

  • Debbie Kurus
  • (973) 313-6329
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