Dear LNS & friends,

We’re pleased to announce that the LNS’s web presence has moved to a new site, newmanleuven.be. So, we will no longer be regularly updating this page. Please take a look at our new page for all the latest on the LNS.

Thanks for your faithful attention over the years. We hope to see you soon!


Brian Lapsa, President
Michaël Bauwens, Vice President

With the semester about to begin, here’s a warm welcome (back) to Leuven to all incoming and returning students!

The Newman Society has a number of lectures, seminars, and other activities lined up for the semester, so be sure to check out our schedule of events.

Next week, from 24-26 September, Stuk is holding its Opening Festival. So, on Thursday, 25 September, a group of us will head up the street after the 6 PM Mass at St. Kwinten’s to take advantage of their free admission. Join us for Mass or meet us at Stuk sometime after 6:30 PM.

In any case, we hope to see you soon, and we wish you an excellent start to your semester.

Since 2010, I have had the privilege of organizing the LNS in view of integrating the intellectual and spiritual components of the Catholic tradition. It is with great pleasure that I announce that Mr. Brian Lapsa will now take the lead and assume the presidency of the LNS beginning this academic year, 2014, with Mr. Michaël Bauwens as vice president. I wish them all the best, and I encourage everyone to take advantage of the new initiatives that will be underway.
Andrew Meszaros
Bl. Newman, o.p.n.

“Sunday Eucharist and the

New Evangelization”


Fr. Jeremy Driscoll O.S.B.

Professor of Theology at the Pontifical Athenaeum of San Anselmo, Rome

Advisor to Vox Clara and Consultor to the Congregation for Divine Worship.

Friday 31 May, 7pm

Sint-Kwintenshuis, Leuven

Mass will be celebrated at 6pm in Sint Kwinten’s Church (160 Naamsestraat)

 followed by refreshments and discussion at the Kwintenshuis (opposite the Church).

This event is sponsored jointly by the Louvain Newman Society and Sint Kwinten’s English Speaking Community



On Wednesday 15 May at 6pm at St. Kwinten’s Church, there will be a mass said in memory of, and for the repose of, Fr. Cyril Crawford. He was an incredible asset to the LNS.

Cyril Mass

LNS Faesen

The Louvain Newman Society will host another Friday Night Clear Heads and Holy Hearts Discussion Series event on Friday, March 15th, at St. Kwinten’s Church.  Fr. Rob Faesen, Professor of Theology, KU Leuven, will present “St. Ignatius for Everybody: How to Include the Spiritual Exercises in Your Day.”  During the season of Lent we are called to conversion by turning away from sin and to renew our faith in Christ.  Fr. Faesen will present the ‘Spiritual Exercises’ of St. Ignatius of Loyola and offer ways in which we can incorporate these exercises into our daily exercise routine.  The discussion will begin with Holy Eucharist at 18:00hrs, with Fr. Faesen’s presentation immediately following at Kwinten Huis, directly across the street from St. Kwinten’s Church.  All are welcome!

Hello All!

The LNS’s Wednesday masses are back up and running. See the mass schedules for details. The first mass will be, as usual in the Pope’s College Chapel, on 20 February.


St. Kwinten's Church, Leuven

The LNS is moving bases and will, from now on, have St. Kwinten’s Church as its new home. This impacts, for example, the Friday masses, which, though no longer officially organized by the LNS, will be organized by the parish at St. Kwinten with the same goal: a slow implementation of a Latin Novus Ordo. ALL WEEKDAY MASSES AT ST. KWINTEN’S ARE AT 6PM.

St. Kwinten’s is the Brabant Gothic Church on 160A Naamsestraat. You can’t miss it. We look forward to utilizing the beautiful liturgical space and the hospitality room available for our monthly Clear Heads and Holy Hearts talks.


This Friday, 16 November, the LNS will be hosting the closing Mass and Benediction of the American College community’s afternoon watch of the Blessed Sacrament (participating in the “Venite Adoremus” event.) Mass will begin as usual at 5:30, with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament following.

The high altar at the American College prepared for mass for All Souls.

The LNS has begun an initiative to encourage students to learn the ordo missae in Latin. In this, the LNS has for its inspiration, Sacrosanctum concilium 54:

Nevertheless steps should be taken so that the faithful may also be able to say or to sing together in Latin those parts of the Ordinary of the Mass which pertain to them.

Every Friday at 5:30 at the American College, masses will be held, first in English with some Latin, and then, gradually over the course of the year, more of the Latin parts will be implemented in ‘phases.’ ALL ARE WELCOME!