Archbishop of Military Services Visits Chesapeake

October 01, 2013

Saint Leo University is honored to have Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio visit the Chesapeake (VA) Education Office from 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, October 2. Archbishop Broglio, as part of Saint Leo’s yearlong commemoration of 40 years of serving military students, is sharing a timely topic in theology and world affairs. He plans to reflect on his pastoral letter “The Year of Faith: Seek Peace.” In his letter, Archbishop Broglio encourages the military in their unique vocations of service, draws attention to the Church’s desire to provide for the spiritual care of those in the military and their families, and invites them to evangelize.

Archbishop Broglio was installed as the fourth Archbishop of the Military Services, USA, in January 2008. This unique archdiocese was created by the late Pope John Paul II to provide ministries and spiritual services to those in the United States Armed Forces. Thus, the Archdiocese of the Military Services includes more than 220 installations in 29 countries, patients in 153 Veterans Administration Medical Centers, and federal employees serving outside the United States in 134 countries. The population served is more than 1.8 million men, women, and children.

Archbishop Broglio also visited University Campus in late August to deliver the homily during the Mass of the Holy Spirit, held annually after the beginning of the traditional fall semester.

The Chesapeake Education Office is located at 1434 Crossways Boulevard, Suite 175, Chesapeake, VA 23320. Registration is required online, and further information is available for this free seminar at www.saintleo.edu/theologyseminar.