KUL is accpeting applications for the Saint Damien Community for the 2016-2017 acedmic year. Share this link with those intersted in learning more.

Why Study in Leuven? Follow this link for a list of reasons detailed by the University, which includes the benefits of the Saint Damien Community.

Jan Kerkhofs, SJ, emeritus professor of pastoral theology in the Faculty of Theology of the KU Leuven died on December 16. 

Sister Kate Dooley, OP, KUL MA '77, KUL PhD '82,  died on Tuesday, December 1st.  Kate did her doctoral studies in Leuven and was a great friend to many in the college community during the time of her studies. 

A Reunion Planning Guide is currently being developed.  Read about it on the ACAA blog and learn how to submit input from previous reunions that you helped to plan.



















Save the Date

Save the dates for the 2016 ACAA Reunion in Collegeville, Minnesota, June 6-9, 2016.

OLM JUBILEE - View Photos of the celebration.  The Oldest English Speaking Catholic Parish in Brussels, Our Lady of Mercy, celebrated their 50th Anniversary with a Jubilee Mass on December 5th and a pilgrimage to Leuven on December 6th.  ACAA alumni extend their congratulations and prayers during this time of celebration.  Many ACAA alumni were gifted with pastoral assignments at OLM over the years enabling wonderful opportunities for experiencing the gift of parish life.  ACAA President, Reverend Robert Flannery, was the homilist at the Jubilee Mass.

The Community of Saint Damien is an intentional community for students to come together in faith, worship, and the pursuit of knowledge situated in one wing of the historic, recently renovated building called the Amerikaans College.

Read about the benefits that the Saint Damien Community offers residents for the 2015-2016 academic year.

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ACAA Alumni

The American College Alumni Association - Catholic Univeristy of Louvain is organized to enable fellowship among those who have lived at The American College and were educated in the Faculties of Theology, Canon Law, and Philosophy at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven) and Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) in Belgium.

The Programme

“The programme is named after Saint Damien of Molokai, because he personifies the strong ties between Leuven and the United States,” says Lieven Boeve, former dean of the faculty of theology and religious studies. Father Damien, the Flemish priest Jozef De Veuster, is venerated as a saint because of his care for people with leprosy on the Hawaiian island of Molokai. In the US Capitol, each state has a statue representing a famous resident, and Hawaii chose Father Damien. He is buried at the Saint Antonius church in Leuven, close to the American College.