Fe y Vida Launches at Lewis

Instituto Fe y Vida (Fe y Vida) is a national non-profit Catholic leadership institute widely recognized as the authority in the field of Hispanic youth and young adult ministry in the United States, and the leading agent in bringing the Bible to young Latinos throughout the Americas.

Brother James Gaffney, Lewis president, formally welcomes Fe y Vida to Lewis.

Brother James Gaffney, Lewis president, formally welcomes Fe y Vida to Lewis.

Friday, June 26, 2015 marked a very special transition in the 20-year history of Fe y Vida: that is the day that it officially became part of Lewis University. Since the beginning of the Midwest District, it has been the lone District ministry headquartered in California. During May and June, director and founder Dr.  Carmen Cervantes has relocated the offices of Fe y Vida from her home in Stockton, CA  to the St. Charles Borromeo Center on Lewis campus.

IMG_3181Rev. Alejandro Lopez Cardinale, a member of Fe y Vida’s pastoral team, led a formal blessing of the office space. That was followed by a special ribbon ceremony and then a reception.


During his remarks, Brother Larry, Visitor, presented Carmen with a statue of St. John Baptist De La Salle and a District candle after sharing that this event really is a “dream come true.” Thanks to the very hard work of so many at both Lewis and Fe y Vida, and in particular, thanks to Brother Mike Fehrenbach and Soraya Garcia, this new and significant chapter in the life of Fe y Vida has begun.

Friday’s launch served as a prelude to the National Summer Program being held at Lewis the week of June 28-July 4, with over 200 participants.

Fe y Vida, WELCOME/BIENVENIDOS  to Lewis University and the Chicagoland area!

Learn more about Fe y Vida at: http://www.feyvida.org/


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