Thursday, February 3, 2011

Catholics At Texas A & M Get Highlighted Yesterday

..Aggie Catholicism is something to behold. Daily Mass attendance averages 175; there were closer to 300 Catholic Aggies at Mass on a weekday afternoon when I visited a few years back. Sunday Masses draw between 4,000 and 5,000 worshippers. There are 10 weekly time-slots for confessions, which are also heard all day long on Mondays. Eucharistic adoration, rosary groups, the Liturgy of the Hours, and the traditional First Friday devotion are staples of Aggie Catholicism’s devotional life.

......Since 2000, the campus ministry has averaged some nine students per year entering the seminary or religious novitiates; 132 Catholic Aggies have been ordained priests or made final religious vows in the past two decades. And then there is the vocation to marriage and family, which the campus ministry takes very seriously. Aggie Catholics are also a powerful witness to the rest of Aggieland; 175 new Catholics have entered the Church the past two years through St. Mary’s RCIA program...........

Much more buy the very good George Weigel at Aggie Catholic Renaissance

Also related An Aggie Catholic Renaissance . . . and Aggie Jokes

132 vocations to the Priesthood and religious life!!! If there were more Texas A & M ' or if it was used as a model there would be no vocation crisis. Period!!

Read it all.


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