Thursday, November 15, 2007

Focus Conference in Texas - January 2-6, 2008

For those of you in the Grapevine, Texas area - or those willing to travel, there will be a FOCUS Conference well worth exploring for college and university students.

FOCUS is the Fellowship of Catholic University Students. I have seen members of this group talk on EWTN and have heard them on Catholic radio. Folks, this is a solid Catholic movement within college campuses. They are Eucharistic, Marian and bent on evangelizing others on campus and in their missionary work. From the several interviews I've seen and heard, including this evening on EWTN's Life on the Rock, it is inspiring to see young Catholics as enthusiastic about the true faith as these young people.

FOCUS has a blog called Luceat, which I have added to my blogroll at the bottom my sidebar. Explore the posts to get an idea of just how well anchored this group is in authentic Catholicism.

Read through their page on FOCUS Spirituality. St. Therese Lisieux is their patron saint. Their brand of spirituality is yielding vocations. In fact, Mother Assumpta Long from nearby Mary, Mother of the Eucharist Dominicans will be a speaker at the conference in January. In fact, here is a list:

The highlighted keynote speakers include Fr. Benedict Groeschel, Jeff Cavins, Alex Jones, Mother Assumpta Long and Curtis Martin.


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6 comments:

Moniales said...

Yes, they are a marvelous group and instrumental in bringing our Sr. Martha into the Church and in helping another of our aspirants discern her vocation.

Esther said...

My mom just told me about this groups! I think she mentioned that the lead actor of Bella was a member??

Diane K said...

Sister, thank you very much for the testimony about Sr. Martha. I think the first time I heard them was on local Catholic Radio and they were interviewing a young man who went on a missionary trip to Spain. They took the Divine Office with them and prayed it daily. The Rosary was prayed publicly and people would ask about it. These young people are on fire with a love for the Eucharist - all the right things.

Diane K said...

Esther - you are right. I had heard something about the actor and I'm not sure, but I think he is making an appearance at that conference. Can someone confirm?

Dave H said...

Yes, Eduardo is attending the Conference -- you can get more details on speakers, registration, etc. at focusconference.org.

Thanks for linking to Luceat, Diane!

Diane K said...

Thanks David for confirming Eduardo's appearance.

Best wishes and prayers for a successful turnout.