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Ave Maria to Host FOCUS Missionary Training Next Summer

OratoryAve Maria University announced that it will open its campus to host the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) annual training beginning in May 2014. FOCUS held its training week at Ave Maria earlier this year as well.

FOCUS missionaries work on campuses around the country to help young people form strong spiritual lives while at college.  The group's annual training draws approximately 500 missionaries.

In its 15-year existence, FOCUS has expanded its work to include 83 college campuses across the United States.  In 2011, FOCUS expanded its outreach to include two more Catholic universities, Ave Maria University and University of Mary, both of which are recommended in The Newman Guide for strong Catholic identity.

Ave Maria president Jim Towey expressed his enthusiasm about holding another FOCUS training session on campus next summer.

"We are very pleased that these passionate and dedicated young men and women will again be on our campus," he said.  "Their prayerful presence on our campus is a special addition to our AMU community."

Next summer's training session will be held from May 27 through July 6, 2014.  The university expects that many of the missionaries will stay on campus after training for a silent retreat, which lasts until July 13, 2014.

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