No había tenido el honor de conocer al Beato Pier Giorgio Frassati (1901-1925) hasta que tuve la oportunidad el año pasado en la Jornada Mundial de Jóvenes de estar junto a su cuerpo y también leí un libro acerca de su vida.
There’s something about sharing a meal with someone that is more than just getting food to satisfy hunger or catching up. Walls come down. It is a chance to let your hair down, so to speak, set the craziness of the world aside, and just be with someone. You get an opportunity to share your thoughts and hear about theirs.
Blessed Frassati was named “The Man of the Eight Beatitudes” by St. John Paul II. Although he died at only 24 years of age he became the model of lay people all over the world. He had a normal life, had a hard time in college, loved to have fun and was a member of student social justice clubs.
During Advent, we wait for our Savior, while these precious children wait for their saviors every day of the year. The Scripture we read in Advent gives us a clear example to follow when we see a child in need of a parent and shows us what to do when we are paralyzed and can’t respond.
This year’s record-breaking luncheon also celebrated the clinic’s 95th anniversary of providing care to Houstonians in need as well as sharing the enormous impact of their Hurricane Harvey relief work. In the wake of the storm, San José Clinic provided and expanded service to patients across the region.
According to Joseph M. Magee, Ph.D., director of campus ministry at Texas Medical Center Universities, the Catholic communities on university campuses are built on Christian love for God and others, and can offer a safe place to withstand the many contrary forces in college. He said these young adults, ages 18 to 39, face a critical and challenging time, not only as they discern their vocations, but as they question and grow in their faith.
Founded in 2010, the mission of The Cardinal’s Circle is to help Inner City Catholic Schools maintain a standard of academic excellence in curriculum and staff. The Cardinal’s Circle also helps the 13 schools provide tuition assistance required by a large portion of their student population.
Part reunion, part crash course in Church teaching and navigating the current political climate both in the U.S. and back home in the Philippines, and part celebration of all things Texas, faith and culture came full circle for the 330 priests attending the third National Assembly of Filipino Priests Nov. 7 to Nov. 10 in Houston.
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