Free food will be served

BISMARCK, ND — The University of Mary is inviting the community to the open house of its new Lumen Vitae University Center, Saturday, September 9, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Visitors will be able to see and tour the new Lumen Vitae University Center, the Marian Grotto and the Gift Hill Memorial—free food will be served.

The new state-of-the-art 80,000-square-foot Lumen Vitae University Center is packed with amenities for students, faculty, staff and the general public to take advantage of every day: a 600 seat stateroom, a bank, convenience store, bookstore, coffee shop, a restaurant open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, a clinic, Hall of Fame and much more.

Outside features beautiful landmarks like the Marian Grotto and Gift Hill Memorial that will be gathering spaces for all students and visitors to campus.

Bring your family, friends and a big appetite Saturday, September 9 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., for the open house of the new Lumen Vitae University Center at the University of Mary.

Also, prior to the open house, from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9.the public is welcome to attend a special event as University of Mary faculty reflect on their pilgrimage to Lourdes and Germany.

Last month the entire teaching faculty of the University of Mary’s School of Health Sciences embarked on a profound pilgrimage of grace: (1) St. Walburga Monastery in Eichstatt, whence the first Benedictine women in America arrived, (2) Dachau concentration camp and Nuremberg war trials courthouse, (3) the tomb of St. Thomas Aquinas, patron saint of universities, and (4) Lourdes, where they spent several days in direct service to the sick and disabled pilgrims.  Come and hear all about their life-changing experiences on Saturday, September 9 at 9:00 am in Founders Hall of the new Lumen Vitae University Center and then join in a rosary at the newly dedicated Grotto.  Follow the signs on campus, all are welcome.