Published on: December 17th, 2012 — 1:08 AM / OBS: North America
music by: Josh Garrels, Nathan Johnson & The Cinematic Underground, The Album Leaf
Although she could not receive the Eucharist at her Catholic high school’s Masses, she told her peers that someday I want to receive Him, body and blood, soul and divinity. Before making the leap to attend college at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Shaina made the courageous step to become Catholic first. When sharing her story, one discovers the wisdom and providence in her decision due to the cultural pressures awaiting all college students in Boulder; which unfortunately sway many students away from their foundations upon which they, and their families, have built their lives.
After four amazing years at the University of Colorado, where the St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Center invited her in with loving arms, Shaina decided after graduating that it was time to serve Christ through the lens of inner city Denver, specifically with the homeless. She found her hope and strength to live out the Catholic faith with conviction with a young apostolate in Denver known as Christ in the City, led by Yvonne Noggle. It was a year of service, prayer, and human formation that launched Shaina to a new level of intimacy with Christ. Watch the story from today and you will see Shaina in action for Christ; simply going about her day with purpose, love, and prayer for all whom she encounters on the streets or in the shelters.
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READINGS FOR 17TH DECEMBER 2012
First: Genesis 49:2, 8-10
Psalm: Psalm 72:1-2, 3-4ab, 7-8, 17
Gospel: Matthew 1:1-17
ROSARY: JOYFUL MYSTERIES
5. Finding Jesus in the Temple