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Set the World On Fire!

Sr. M. Bridget and Sr. M. Karolyn join
two missionaries for some fun
during summer training in 2019.
 "If you are what you should be, you will set the world on fire," St. Catherine of Siena is often quoted.  The Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) trains and sends missionaries to bring this message to college campuses, calling students to the abundant life that comes from knowing Jesus and inviting them into the adventure of following him in discipleship.  For nearly 15 years, our community has supported the work for FOCUS through our sisters presence at their annual training and conferences, as well as through journeying with missionaries and their students as they discern God's call for their lives.  This has included countless visits to campuses to give talks, provide spiritual mentoring, and even just playing cards or making music with students.  One recent trip included playing Corn Hole and other lawn games at the center of campus to spread joy and invite people into conversation.  It sounds like simple work, but it involves the dedication of many hands and hearts.  Now more than ever, this work is needed!  Visit their Day of Mission page for more information about the gift that their apostolate is the Church.  You can also check out information about their annual conference that will be held in St. Louis at the end of this year.  It is worth your attention, especially if you live in the area!

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