Students are encouraged by the Catholic environments of their colleges to help their neighbors through works of charity, according to an article by the National Catholic Register.
Students from three Newman Guide-recommended colleges—The Catholic University of America, John Paul the Great University and Franciscan University of Steubenville—are featured for their initiatives to aid those in need.
Andre de la Paz, a student at the Catholic University of America, helped organize the University’s response to Typhoon Haiyan, including a special Mass, Rosary and bake sales. Dela Paz told the Register that learning about the teachings of the Church inspire him to serve others. “It is so important for us to experience the faith and learn in a Catholic environment,” he said.
The Register reports that at John Paul the Great University, student Matt Martinusen launched a company that sells affordable neckties to help orphans across the globe. Another student is raising money for Bethlehem Home, a refuge for at-risk or disabled children in Jamaica that is run by the Missionaries of the Poor.
Finally, Ben Shoup and other Franciscan University of Steubenville students are actively involved with those who are homeless in the community, bringing them food and spending time with them, according to the Register.
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