The Church in the 21st Century Center

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Student Apostles

For over a century, Catholic college students have played an important, yet all too often under-appreciated, role in the life of the Church. Inspired by their faith and moved by their youthful idealism, young Catholics have sought to live the gospel in a wide variety of ways- from establishing small faith communities on college campuses to launching national and international campaigns for social justice. Every day around the world, millions of undergraduate and graduate students are living out a truly apostolic vocation, one that is rooted in the call of Christ.  Given the complexity of life today, Catholic students, now more than ever, need to discover this sense of the student vocation. They need to discover what is means to be a follower of Christ. The primary challenge is to empower students to see themselves as active and responsible members of the Christian community. -Kevin Ahern

The following excerpt is from the C21 Resource publication from the Fall of 2010

One of the focal issues for The Church in the 21st Century Center at Boston College is "Handing on the Faith to the Next Generation." The center understands the important vocation that students have. C21 lectures, publications and student events such as Agape Latte and Veritas et Venium engage in a conversation about topics related to their lives.

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