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  • Merry Christmas from Coral Gables
    Published by Nino Alvarez - 18 December 2014

    This Advent season marks the 5th Year Anniversary of the The Nativity Scene designed and built by Emilio Faleroand my carpenter brother Xavier Cáceres located on Ponce Circle Park at 2810 Ponce De Leon Blvd. in Coral Gables, which has been a tradition by Dr. Enrique C...

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  • Consejo December 2014
    Published by Jesús León - 13 December 2014

      Dear ACU Member The ACU Inc. Board of Directors (Consejo General de la ACU) met on Friday, December 5. One of the request of the June Assembly was to increase the communications with agrupados and transparency of the ACU activities. To meet this request, the ACU Board organized a general AC...

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  • Central Southern Province:
    Published by Nino Alvarez - 23 November 2014

    En carta cursada este pasado 18 de noviembre, P. Mario Alberto Torres SJ, comunica que la Región Independiente de Puerto Rico pasará a formar parte de la Provincia Central And Southern de los Estados Unidos (UCS), efectivo el 3 de diciembre, día de San Franci...

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  • P. Willie en San Juan
    Published by Nino Alvarez - 17 November 2014

    Padre Willie Arias pasó por la Casa de San Juan este pasado fin de semana (15-16 Nov). El P. Director participó de la Guardia el sábado donde estábamos concluyendo el Séptimo Capítulo de "La Consagración a la Virgen en una Congregaci&oa...

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  • Inmaculada 2014
    Published by Jesús León - 19 October 2014

    I invite you to join us in December for the annual festivities of The Immaculate Conception and receive an update to the ACU General Assembly conducted this past June. Agrupados attending our last Assembly requested improved communications between the ACU and its membership.&nbs...

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  • Spiritual Exercises FOR COUPLES !
    Published by ACU Administrator - 01 September 2014

    Ignatian Spiritual Exercises conducted in Two Consecutive Weekends, for Married Couples And Those Preparing for Marriage.  Part-01: Saturday, Jan/24 through Sunday Jan/25/2015  Part-02: Saturday, Jan/31 through Sunday Feb/01/2015

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  • Inauguración del año lectivo 2014-2015 en el Centro Loyola.
    Published by ACU Administrator - 14 September 2014

    “Proponer la fe desde la vulnerabilidad del diálogo.” El pasado miércoles 10 el Centro Loyola abrió nuevamente sus puertas en el barrio los Sitios, del capitalino municipio de Centro Habana, con una variada oferta formativa. Con un total de 22 cu...

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  • Consecration to The Virgin: A Renewal
    Published by Guillerno (Willie) Arias - 10 September 2014

    September 8, 2014  The Feast of Nativity of the Virgin Mary Fiesta de Nuestra Señora de la Caridad Dear Agrupados,  I continue to give heartfelt thanks to the Lord for the many blessings we all received on the occasion of our recent General Assembly and the many ongoing fruits, ...

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  • Taller Tecnicas Cognitivas
    Published by Nino Alvarez - 31 August 2014

    El P. Marcelino García SJ pasó este fin de semana por San Juan para brindarnos otro Taller de Formación. El Tema este año se centraba en las "Tecnicas Cognitivas" de Albert Ellis.  Las Charlas comenzaron el jueves 28 de Agosto y concluyeron ...

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  • Causa y Consecuencia: La Economía de Puerto Rico
    Published by Nino Alvarez - 16 August 2014

    El Profesor Retirado de la Universidad de Puerto Rico y Doctor en Economía, el Agrupado Frankie Martínez, brindó dos círculos sobre el tema en el Centro Universitario Católico. Las sesiones se llevaron a cabo los fines de semana del 09 y 16 de Agosto. Se ...

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Welcome to the ACU

Welcome to the official website for the Agrupación Católica Universitaria (ACU). The ACU is a Marian Congregation whose spirituality is based on Jesuit formational principles, and a strong concentration in Marian reflection.

The ACU is a Catholic Sodality of common goals. Attain Christian balance in life through profession, piety, family, society, and apostolic service to the community. Feel free to contact us at any time.

The Director

Fr. Guillermo (Willie) Arias, S.J.: Born in Habana, Cuba in 1942. Admitted to Society of Jesus on May 19, of 1961 at the Los Teques Noviatiate, in Venezuela. Was ordained a priest in 1972 in San Juan, Puerto Rico and served there  in different assignments for over 25 years, before coming to Florida to minister as Spiritual Director at Saint Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach for 13 years. Fr. Wilie continues to minister to Seminarians today at Saint John Vianney College Seminary in Miami. A Sodalist ever since December 8, 1960, he considers himself  Marian to the core. In Puerto Rico he did work for over 15 years at Colegio San Ignacio, mostly as Chaplain. For shorter terms he did serve as well in Rio Piedras as Director of Centro Universitario Católico, Pastor of Parroquia San Ignacio, and Assistant to the Regional Jesuit Superior. To foster Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Apostleship of Prayer Spirituality has always been important to him. He did serve as well as bona fide chaplain to the Puerto Rico ACU Chapter for a number of years. Father Arias holds  Master of Arts degrees both in Theology and Education. read more »

Setting the Example

  • Published by Nino Alvarez
    A las 9:00am de ayer sábado, en la iglesia St. Thomas More de St. Paul Minnesota, nueve nuevos Jesuítas expresaron públicamente sus Votos Iniciales an...
  • Published by Nino Alvarez
    This article takes snippets of various posts found in the Cardinal O'Malley's Blog: Cardinal Sean O'Malley speaks about The Agrupación, h...
  • Published by Nino Alvarez
    *UPDATED: Ordination* Agrupados knew Br. Giussepe as "Neil" (Aniello) before he joined the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal. This coming Saturday ...
  • Published by Nino Alvarez
    por Kyle K. Fco. Shinseki, nSJ ¿Quién se hubiera imaginado cuando entré por primera vez por la puerta de la Casa de la Agrupación en Washington que y...

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