As the blazing heat of summer descended upon Denver, a breath of fresh air arrived in the person of a group of enthusiastic young adults coming from all around the country to participate in the new “Christ in the City” program sponsored by the archdiocesan Office of Catholic Charities. Praying together, attending presentations on the Church’s social teaching, and going out to serve those in need at various sites around the city, these young men and women were eager to live out their Catholic faith and to contribute to the building up of the Kingdom.
Our home in Denver was pleased to host the young women during this two-week period, and to welcome all of the “missionaries” for various apostolic activities among our Residents. An outing to Sloan’s Lake, outdoor carnival games, and ‘movie night’ were among the highlights—though interludes of quiet visiting, attentive presence and faith-filled friendship were perhaps the most cherished moments of all.
We miss our new young friends who have now returned to their homes and families and regular summer activities, but we hope that their missionary hearts will draw them back to Denver in the future!