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Benedictine College Student Shares Tips on Evangelization

Benedictine College student Carly Meixner discusses how she tries to share her faith in her daily life as a college student in a recent article in the National Catholic Register.

The Register reporter—Ella Hadacek, a Catholic student attending a Protestant university—asks Meixner and two apologists for advice on how to share the Gospel with joy. Hadacek writes that she admires Meixner for her “fervent faith.”

At her Atchison, Kan., college, Meixner does “little things” to share the Faith and be a witness to the Gospel. She tries to evangelize by wearing a Miraculous Medal, crucifix and Catholic shirts; always praying grace before meals; and not being afraid to talk about God, according to the Register.

"All of these little things are invitations for peopleto ask me about my Catholic faith if they are curious. And if they don’t want to ask, I know I am living as a witness and maybe provoked some thoughts about religion or God in them," Meixner explains.

Meixner tries to avoid being judgmental, according to the Register, by looking at all “through the eyes of love, the way Christ would’ve seen them. I don’t know what’s causing someone to believe what they believe. All I can do is present my side in charity and try to be as sympathetic as possible without compromising the truth."

Benedictine College is recommended in The Newman Guide for strong Catholic identity.

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