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Evangelizing Catholic Aggies

My oldest son graduated from Texas A&M and was a member of the student Catholic community at St. Mary’s in College Station, TX. My future daughter-in-law was received into the Catholic Church at St. Mary's this past Easter. I can give you first-hand testimony that there is an amazing Catholic presence at Texas A&M University.

But don’t take my word for it. Take a look at this awesome evangelization program Aggie Catholics started and are sharing with college communities across the country and around the world:

Ask A Catholic A Question is a program of evangelization from St. Mary's Catholic Center at Texas A&M University. The program's success on-campus was followed by a reputation, which has spread across the country. Several other campus ministries, organizations, and individuals asked for a "how-to" manual, which we are happy to offer both through this website and the AACAQ Manual (pdf) available for download.

Another sign of the incredible Catholic culture at A&M is the number of vocations coming out of College station.

In the last nine years, 75 Aggies have entered formation for the priesthood and religious life, which makes the average 8.33/year (yes, even Aggies know you can't have one-third of a priest or nun). We give thanks to God for making 2006 a way above average year [14 in 2006].

I hope there are some bishops taking notice. Imagine if every diocese produced at least eight religious vocations every year the way this one college campus does.


Rosemary Bogdan said…
God bless them and their efforts. What wonderful fruit.

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