Adorers of the Blood of Christ's Mission

A small statuette outside the Wichita ASC Center

ASC Mission Statement

As a sponsored ministry of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC), Newman University exists to further the ASC Mission:

The United States Adorers of the Blood of Christ, rooted in the Gospel of Jesus, are ecclesial women, living in community, witnessing God's love in Mission to empower others, foster oneness, celebrate life, form right relationships, and walk as compassionate companions.

At Newman, we strive to ensure a high degree of congruence between our Mission and that of the ASC Sisters. The following table highlights some important connections between the two mission statements:

Newman Mission Statement

We are a Catholic university

…named for John Henry Cardinal Newman

…and founded by the Adorers of the Blood of Christ

…for the purpose of empowering graduates to transform society.

ASC Mission Statement

To celebrate life

To foster oneness

To walk as compassionate companions

To empower others

Comment

One of the central precepts of Church teaching is the fundamental dignity of the human person. It is on this basis that the Catholic Church has developed its unshakable commitment to the value of human life.

Cardinal Newman's writings on education emphasize the importance of a holistic approach to education as well as the unitary nature of truth and knowledge. Newman University thus "fosters oneness" both as a place where the whole person is educated as one and as a place where the essential unity of truth becomes manifest.

As its history clearly shows, the founding of this institution by the Adorers was itself an act of extraordinary service and devotion to humanity. At Newman we strive daily to emulate the Sisters' remarkable spirit of charity and compassion.

At Newman, we understand higher education to be a means of empowerment, and we answer the ASC call to empower others by naming this as the very purpose for which we exist.