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Alumni Launch Novena for ‘Flourishing and Faithfulness’ of Gonzaga University

The 1887 Trust, an organization committed to strengthening and promoting the Catholic identity of Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash., is urging Catholics to join the organization in praying a novena for the University to St. Aloysius Gonzaga.

The group aims to both support the University and bring “to light concerns regarding the trajectory of Gonzaga’s Catholic identity,” according to the organization’s website.

Earlier this year, the 1887 Trust urged Gonzaga to focus on the institution’s Catholic identity amidst efforts at the University to become viewed as a “top 50” college.  The group ran a piece last year lamenting Gonzaga’s decisions to cover contraception, abortifacients and sterilization as required by the HHS mandate. Additionally, The Cardinal Newman Society has reported on the abuse of Catholic identity at Gonzaga University on several occasions.

Beginning today, June 12, the 1887 Trust will pray daily “for the flourishing and faithfulness of the Gonzaga University community.”  Participants will receive a daily email with that day’s prayer culminating on Friday, June 20. The following day is the Feast of St. Aloysius Gonzaga.

“Please pray with us, and please forward the daily prayer to others you think may be interested in joining us in praying for Gonzaga,” states the Trust. “May God Bless Gonzaga University!”

To receive the prayer in your inbox every day during the novena, sign up online or email

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