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St Joseph yearly address - Friday, March 19, 2021

Saint Joseph University of Beirut (USJ) observed its patronal feast day on Friday, March 19, 2021, at the new chapel of the Campus of Science and Technology (CST) in Mar Roukoz, exclusively live on USJ’s website and Facebook page, because of the Covid-19 pandemic. After the mass, Prof. Salim Daccache s.j., USJ Rector, delivered his annual address, entitled “Bringing the Lebanon of Tomorrow to Life: the Resilience of the University.”

Speech Summary


Healing through solidarity

Part I

  1. The unfailing example of Saint Joseph: A holy year

  2. Immorality at the heart of the crisis

Part II

Conditions for Lebanon’s survival in its second centenary

Part III: The University’s Response to the Crisis

  1. The three challenges of the University

  2. Aiming for professional and moral excellence

  3. A civic and optimistic response


Time to return to the roots

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