Feet and Hands


BISMARCK, ND — The Jérôme Lejeune Foundation and the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND, 已经签署了他们在美国的第一份协议,为专业人员提供为期一年的生物伦理学专家文凭培训. 总部位于法国的Jérôme勒琼基金会在资助治疗影响智力残疾的遗传疾病的研究方面处于世界领先地位,该基金会有三个目标:研究, care, and advocacy. 该机构为智障人士提供医疗服务, 同时也是尊重人类尊严的生物伦理和公共政策的有力倡导者. In accordance with its statutes, Jérôme勒琼基金会奉行捍卫生命和个人尊严的使命,从其概念到其自然死亡. Also, as part of its mission, 该基金会致力于为有兴趣在这一领域形成的专业人士和个人提供生物伦理学教育. Therefore, in 2009, the International Chair of Bioethics Jérôme Lejeune was established, 目的是向希望能够建立科学和客观标准以捍卫人从起源到自然死亡的尊严的专业人员和个人提供生物伦理学领域的培训. And this diploma is part of the educational offerings provided by the Chair. 

The agreement states that the students, 曾获得国际生物伦理学主席Jérôme Lejeune颁发的为期一年的生物伦理学专家文凭, can now earn a master’s degree in bioethics in just one year, online, from the University of Mary. 

“We recognize the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND, with its affiliated associations and respected world-class faculty, 作为美国天主教界高等生命伦理教育的重要权威, Dr Mónica López Barahona, president of the International Chair of Bioethics Jérôme Lejeune, announced. “Given our respect for the University - its patroness Blessed Mother Mary, its mission, its compassion for the dignity of the whole person and the unborn, 以及我们对校长詹姆斯·谢伊主教的钦佩——这对我们来说是一个很容易的决定. 我们两个机构有着共同的使命和对生命福音的忠诚,认为每个人都是按照上帝的形象和样式创造的, endowed with life and dignity. 可敬的Jérôme勒琼从天堂微笑,知道我们正在帮助实现他的梦想与这个伙伴关系.” 

To know the Jérôme Lejeune Foundation is to know Jérôme Lejeune, its namesake. A physician by vocation, 他把自己的一生献给了智障儿童所经历的斗争. 勒琼明白医学对这些孩子是多么无能为力,所以他成为了一名研究人员. 美国政府的国家卫生研究院(NIH)认为勒琼最伟大的成就是1958年发现了唐氏综合症的遗传基础, which he named trisomy 21. His research in human genetics, as well as his humanitarian spirit and fight against therapeutic abortion, 他获得了国际认可,并被称为现代遗传学之父. In 1994, just 33 days before Lejeune’s death on Easter Sunday, Pope John Paul II, his close friend, created the Pontifical Academy for Life in Lejeune’s honor, and named him president. A year later, following his death, to honor his remarkable legacy, the Jérôme Lejeune Foundation was created to pursue the work of Jérôme Lejeune. In 2021, Pope Francis recognized the heroic virtues of Jérôme Lejeune, 罗马天主教会宣布他为尊者,这是梵蒂冈册封他为圣徒的第一步.  

Following the example of Jérôme Lejeune, 该基金会通过教育和法律手段确保对生命的尊重. 在不断加速的科学进步和意识形态压力的背景下,给社会带来了根本性的问题, 基金会对与其资助的研究有关的生物伦理问题高度警惕. 

That is where the University of Mary comes in. With the dignity of the human person as the guiding principle, 来自勒琼基金会的学生将获得包括生物医学在内的各个领域的伦理决策的综合指导, health care policy, and law.  


“We are grateful, thrilled, 非常荣幸Jérôme勒琼基金会邀请我们以这种方式与他们合作,” remarked Shea. “基金会委托我们管理他们的学生,这样我们优秀的教师就可以通过我们广泛的天主教生物伦理学课程进一步教育他们. Jérôme Lejeune was a model of Catholic bioethics, a legacy championed so fervently, diligently, and without compromise by the Foundation. This partnership is providential for both parties, 让我们有机会手挽手一起捍卫生命,拒绝接受在当今社会仍然盛行的死亡文化——正如Jérôme勒琼在他非凡的一生中以勇气和真理坚强地站立着.”   

最近,立博中文版艺术与科学学院的新院长Dr. James Peliska出席了Jérôme Lejeune国际生物伦理学主席的第二届 国际大会, entitled "Jérôme Lejeune and the challenges of bioethics in the 21st century,” held last month in Rome, at the Pontifical Patristic Institute Augustinianum. World-class speakers, presenters, and experts included Word on Fire Founder Bishop Robert Barron, 道德与公共政策中心杰出高级研究员,《立博中文版》畅销书作家乔治·魏格尔, Dr. Carter Snead Professor of Philosophy of Law, 圣母大学和宗座生命学院的普通成员, and many more.  


Anyone who wishes to learn more about the University of Mary can do so at or by contacting an admissions representative at, or by calling (701) 355-8030. 立博中文版是美国仅有的15所推荐的红衣主教纽曼社会住宿学院和大学之一.  

关于立博中文版:立博中文版秉承“生命之光”的校训,通过尖端的专业课程和研究生课程为学生提供全面的生活教育,学生在选择的专业中表现出道德勇气和领导力,并为社区服务. A private, co-educational Catholic institution, the University of Mary welcomes students of all faiths and backgrounds. 

A Christian, Catholic, 本笃会的机构成立于1959年,由本笃会修女报喜修道院, Mary offers nearly 60 bachelor’s, 18 master’s, and five doctoral programs — in Business Administration, Education, Nursing Practice, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy. 在全国大学生体育协会(NCAA)的管理下,拥有20个体育项目的体育部坚持“美德成就伟大”的使命。, American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA), and the USA College Clay Target League. With more than 3,800 students, Mary has locations in North Dakota, Montana, Arizona, Rome, Italy, as well as vibrant online offerings.