The Catholic Information Center has five state-of-the-art learning spaces. All similar in that they provide multi-media equipment that enhances education, however each room has its individual qualities. The Kenny Room and Gallagher Room are our largest classrooms. The furniture in these rooms can be easily repositioned, creating a variety of seating arrangements that encourages communication and interaction for active learning.
These two rooms are named for our scholar in-residence, Fr. John Kenny, CSP and past Paulist Father President, Fr. Joe Gallagher, CSP, both remarkable and beloved Paulist priestswho each served many years in Grand Rapids.
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Named for the Paulist Fathers patron saint, Teresa of Avila, the Avila Room is a more intimate living room style setting, ideal for support groups and small group discussions. The room has soft lighting and cozy seating. It also showcases one of the beautiful stained glass windows from the Catholic Information Center’s Chapel of St. Paul. The Chapel closed in 2008 when we moved to our new location here in the Cathedral Square Building.
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There are also two conference rooms used for small group discussions, presentations and meetings. The Hecker Room is named for Paulist Fathers founder, Fr. Isaac Hecker, CSP. This room features a collapsible wall that makes the Gallagher Room a larger classroom.
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The beautiful Seton conference room also showcases a piece of the stained glass from the former Chapel of St. Paul. This room is named after the Paulist Fathers patron saint, Elizabeth Ann Seton.
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