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Office of Religious and Spiritual Life Pensby Center
Bryn Mawr College
101 N. Merion Ave.
Bryn Mawr. PA 19010-2899
Phone: 610-526-7801
Fax: 610-526-6593

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Catholic Life

Fr. JaehwaNewman Catholic Ministry fosters students to know and love Jesus Christ in a very human way, and discover Jesus and love Him in others, and in His creation. Fr. Jaehwa is the Chaplain for the Newman Catholic Ministry.

Father Jaehwa Lee ( has a B.S. from Columbia University, M.S. from University of Pennsylvania and M. Div. from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia. He was ordained as a priest for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in 2007. In his previous assignment before coming to Bryn Mawr, he served as a Catholic Campus Chaplain for Drexel University and as an Assistant for University City area at Ss. Agatha and James on University of Pennsylvania Campus. He loves riding his bicycle, scooter, texting (not when he is riding), facebook, etc, and singing Karaoke.

Student Leaders: Amarilla Botka ( and Mary Sweeney (

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Mass Schedule:
Mass is held at noon on Sunday on odd months of the year at Bryn Mawr College

Mass is held on Sunday on even months of the year at Haverford College

30 min. before Mass, Office Hours or by Appointment

Office Hours:
M, W: 9-12 and 3-5 or by Appointment

Newman Activities:
Bibles Studies, Eucharistic Silent Meditation, Rosary Walk, Social, Social Outreach, etc.

Fr. Jaehwa recommends students to meditate on the Word of God, and pray! He also recommends students to read Interior Castle by Teresa of Avila - a 16th Century Spanish Carmelite nun, a saint, and the first female "Doctor of the Church" to boot! Here is his favorite quote of St. Teresa (was hand written in her prayer notes) :

  (In English)

Nada te turbe;
nada te espante;
todo se pasa;
Dios no se muda,
la paciencia
todo lo alcanza.
Quien a Dios tiene,
nada le falta
Solo Dios basta.

Let nothing disturb you,
Let nothing distress you;
While all things fade away,
God is unchanging.
Patience overcomes everything.
With God in your heart,
Nothing is lacking.
God alone suffices.