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The Salesian Center

The tradition of Christian spirituality known as "Salesian" refers to the legacy of St. Francis de Sales and St. Jane de Chantal and their spiritual heirs. At DeSales University, we celebrate this legacy with reference to the people whose holiness is recognized by the Church.

The Salesian Center for Faith & Culture at DeSales University is modeled on a unique venture in the realm of education undertaken by St. Francis de Sales. Activities include research on faith developments in the modern world, dialogue about how spirituality can impact our contemporary life, and partnership with various public sectors to make the link between faith and culture happen.
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Heritage Week Celebrations
This annual celebration began in 2006, on the 40th anniversary of DeSales University, to honor the educational legacy of St. Francis de Sales as it has been carried on in the tradition of Salesian Christian Humanism.
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Free Online Non-Credit Courses
The Salesian Center for Faith & Culture offers unique programs of studies in Salesian spirituality for persons interested in self-improvement through educational enrichment. These are not for academic credit.
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Ryan Leadership Institute
This leadership institute represents a uniquely designed two-year initiative to provide students at DeSales University with a program of personal growth and leadership training in the context of Catholic spirituality in the Salesian tradition.
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Faith & Reason Honors Program
The aim of this program is to provide scholarship-level students with a unique opportunity to explore the "big questions" in life, in a small cohort of students, guided by senior-level faculty at DSU.
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DeSales Book Club
The Salesian Center for Faith & Culture sponsors an informal discussion group for interested full-time faculty & staff at DSU who read a book of contemporary cultural concern and share their reviews of it.
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Forum for Ethics in the Workplace
The Forum's mission is to provide opportunities for people to come together for study, reflection, conversation, and action on ethical issues in the workplace, especially in the Greater Lehigh Valley.

Master calendar of events

Dec 06
Forum for Ethics Breakfast
DeSales University Center (DUC) 7:30AM

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