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ISSCD Launches Leaders of the Knight

October 19, 2017

The Institute for Sport, Spirituality and Character Development recently launched Leaders of the Knight—a leadership training program for Neumann University … Read More 

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Our spiritual journey

with Dr. Len DiPaul

Dr. Len DiPaul, Assistant Dean of Education and Human Services at Neumann University, discusses that we’re all on a spiritual journey. Read More 

On an important coach

with Dorian Long

Dorian Long, former coach and student-athlete at Neumann University, discusses the role played by an important coach in his life. Read More 

Tough love

with Ollie Johnson

Ollie Johnson, former NBA basketball player out of Temple University, discusses how his experiences in basketball taught him that it’s necessary to hear that you must “dig deeper” in order to “do better.” Read More 

A Neumann basketball story

with Gerald Bryant

Gerald Bryant, a former student-athlete at Neumann University, tells us the story from his Neumann basketball playing days. Read More 

On his Neumann experience

with Scott Hammell

Scott Hammell, a student-athlete and now Club Baseball Head Coach and Residence Life Coordinator, tells the story of his Neumann … Read More 

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Inspiration by #11

January 30, 2018 | by Evan Zielinski

Written By: Abigail Yusella We all have certain people in our lives that we look up to for inspiration. It may … Read More 

Embrace Every Moment

January 26, 2018 | by Evan Zielinski

Written By: Alexis Damask Dear Freshman Field Hockey Player: Your excuses are your weaknesses. Do not make any excuses for … Read More 

Inspiring Stories of 2017

January 18, 2018 | by Evan Zielinski

In a time littered with aggression, angst and sadness, there was also plenty to be thankful for and to be … Read More 

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SELF-KNOWLEDGE

Reflection leads to self-knowledge. Through time in self-examination, we learn about our gifts, weaknesses, strengths and shortcomings. The more we learn about ourselves, the more we learn about God and others. St. Teresa of Avila realized the importance of self-knowledge when she wrote, in her spiritual classic, Interior Castle, “We shall never succeed in knowing ourselves unless we come to know God.” As we grow in knowledge of self, our life is enriched and becomes more meaningful. Jesus too grew in wisdom and grace (Luke 2:52) and we are invited to do the same.