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Mark DeStephano, Ph.D., Discusses China Illustrata and its Relationship to the Jesuit Missionary Enterprise of the Seventeenth Century

On Monday, September 18, the Theresa and Edward O’Toole Library hosted a lecture focusing on Athanasius Kircher’s China Illustrata. Published in 1667, it is one of the library’s works from the Rare Books and Special Collections. The presentation titled “Athanasius Kircher’s China Illustrata: A Manuscript Reveals the Essence of the Seventeenth-Century Jesuit Missionary Enterprise” was […]

Highlights from the Mandala Workshop

The Theresa and Edward O’Toole Library, in conjunction with the fine arts department, hosted artist and alumna, Tatiana Lopez ’14 (fourth from left ) who led a workshop on the use of mandalas as an aid for meditation and healing. The workshop included time for students to make their own mandalas.

The Theresa and Edward O’Toole Library Donation to ISMS Operation Kids

The Theresa and Edward O’Toole Library worked with nursing alumna, Colleen Brennan ’92, ’99 to donate less needed nursing books from our collection to a nursing school in Ghana. Brennan founded ISMS Operation Kids (International Surgical Mission Support). The donation will arrive in Ghana in January.

On The Road With The Saint John’s Bible

Librarian, Mark Graceffo, shared The Saint John’s Bible during an evening of Adoration at Mary Help of Christian’s Academy, a Salesian High School in North Haledon, N.J. In addition to Mary Help, students from Don Bosco Prep in Ramsey, N.J. and Salesian High School in New Rochelle, N.Y. were in attendance.

Faculty Present Work

On April 26 faculty gathered in the Theresa and Edward O’Toole Library for “A Celebration of Faculty Scholarship,” which also features an exhibit of selected works.

“Rev. Robert McCarty, S.J. a ‘Life in Books and Letters’”

On Thursday, March 30, the English department and The Theresa and Edward O’Toole Library officially opened an exhibit titled “Dr. Robert McCarty, S.J. a ‘Life in Books and Letters’” honoring Fr. McCarty’s four-plus decades of teaching and spiritual counseling at Saint Peter’s. Curated by Librarian and Reference & Exhibits Coordinator Ilona MacNamara, the display highlights […]

Feeling Stressed? Come Visit Ella in the Library

Resident therapy dog, Ella, will be on the first floor of The Theresa and Edward O’Toole Library to ease student stress during final exams. Tuesday, December 13 (reading day) from 10:00 a.m. – noon Wednesday, December 14 from 9:00 a.m. – noon and 1:00-2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 15 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Friday, December […]

Therapy Dog Helps with Stress During Exams

Therapy dog Ella of The Theresa and Edward O’Toole Library will be available to help students ease their final exam stress. Students are welcome to visit Ella on the following days: Wednesday, May 11 from12:30 to 3:00 p.m.; Thursday, May 12 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and3:00 to 4:00 p.m.; Monday, May 16 from noon […]

A Celebration of Faculty Scholarship

A Celebration of Faculty Scholarship

A Celebration of Faculty Scholarship is currently on display in The Theresa and Edward O’Toole Library. The exhibit, featuring peer-reviewed articles and books published by Saint Peter’s University faculty, will be on display through July 20. An event to honor these faculty members was held on April 20. Three faculty members gave presentations on their research […]

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