Campus Ministry – Friars Working with Young Adults

11781782_10153433726643810_8221260443326240294_nA large group of Our Lady of the Angels Province friars work in Campus Ministry serving young adults through high schools and universities. These friars play an integral role in the lives of the young adults served; walking WITH them on each individual personal faith journey.  There are also friars serving as high school and university instructors, at St. Frances Academy (Baltimore, MD), the College of Our Lady of the Elms (Chicopee, MA), St. Paul University Canon Law Program (Ottawa, ON) and as a Doctoral Fellow at the University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, IN). Their Conventual Franciscan presence is strongly felt by the students they encounter.
St. Francis High School (Athol Springs, NY) and Archbishop Curley High School (Baltimore, MD) are two of the larger high school ministries in which friars serve as presidents, instructors and in Campus Ministry. However, our friars are also singularly present in the high school Campus Ministry Offices of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School (Fayetteville, GA), Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic High School (Kingston, ON), Our Lady of Good Counsel High School (Olney, MD) and at Blessed Trinity Catholic High School (Roswell, GA).
There are several universities that have our friars heading and working with the Campus Ministry offices, including the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, NC), Duke University (Durham, NC), Elon University (Elon, NC) and Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY). An example of another strong presence of our friars is at The Catholic University of America (Washington, DC). There friars and not only heading and working with the Campus Ministry Office, but one of our friars also works in the library and it is there that you will find many of our Post-Novitiate students. The Catholic Identity of the University was the focus of a recent Salt and Light Catholic Media video. It showcases the Conventual Franciscan Charism of walking with others helping to form an open and welcoming faith community, helping to encourage citizens with personal strength and a deep respect for Catholic Social Justice: