On January 21-23, in the frigid air of Baltimore, Maryland nestled along its inner harbor, 1400 Catholic college students gathered around the Eucharist in order to explore and strengthen their faith. Prayer opportunities, holy hour, talks and entertainment, sharing and reach out made for a packed weekend. Emilio Estevez, the actor and director, also came to share his Catholic faith and to showcase his new movie, The Way.
Check more about this special Focus Conference which was done in five areas of the country this month!
The Xaverian Missionaries also had a chance to share the urgency of the global mission of the church with these young people with the hopes of inspiring some to serve this great call of Christ. Here are some pics of the event:
|Gathering in the main hall with 1400 eager young folks!|
|This public sculpture beckons us to celebrate outside our hotel.|
|View of the inner harbor of Baltimore from our hotel.|
|The display of the Xaverian Missionaries inside the main hall of the meeting|
|Gathering to begin the first keynote address|
|Leaders and liturgical coordinators of the great Eucharistic celebrations|
|Smiling faces permeated our hopeful gathering|