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What NYC Student Leaders Are Saying About the Student Leadership Summit

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Student leaders and missionaries from Columbia, NYU and other area schools started 2016 with a trip to Dallas for FOCUS’ Student Leadership Summit. These pictures and student reflections illustrate what they learned and how the conference sent them back to …

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NYC Student Leaders Discuss Their Experience at FOCUS’ Student Leadership Summit (Video)

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From January 1st-5th, more than 3,400 students gathered in Dallas to pray together and learn about evangelization at FOCUS’ Student Leadership Summit. Niru De Silva, Columbia Team Director, created this video about event and the transformative effect it had on …

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NYC Student Leaders Join 3,400 at Student Leadership Summit in Dallas

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FOCUS’ Student Leadership Summit (SLS) is designed to providing student leaders with the skills, confidence and leadership they need to become disciple-makers on campus. The five-day program, which took place January 1-5 in Dallas, trained participants in discipleship, prayer …

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Cardinal Dolan, Matt Maher and Audrey Assad & FOCUS’ Emily Martinez live on Radio Maria

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On December 9, more than 2,300 people filled the St. Patrick’s Cathedral for the Young Adult Mass celebrated by Cardinal Dolan, with music by Matt Maher and Audrey Assad. In the segment below, Emily Martinez, The FOCUS Team Director …

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Catholic New York:  Bishop Barron, at Thomas Merton Lecture, Suggests Path to Peace

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Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron
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“Right praise leads to peace.”

That was the assessment of Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, in the question-and-answer session that …

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Christmas Greetings from the NYU FOCUS Team

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Please join us for the the 38th Annual Merton Lecture on December 3

Please join us for the the 38th Annual Merton Lecture to be given by Bishop Robert Barron. 
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Bishop Robert Barron
38th Annual Merton Lecture

December 3, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Corpus Christi Church
529 W 121st St, New York, NY

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Gearing Up for a New Year on Campus

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The new academic year is a busy time for missionaries, beginning with Fall Outreach. For the first couple of months on campus, the missionaries will go out and meet as many students as possible. They will be busy introducing themselves, …

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Three Innovative Ways NYC FOCUS Missionaries Are Spreading the Word

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The “main thing” FOCUS does is inviting college students into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church. FOCUS, through its missionaries, aims to inspire and equip students for a lifetime of Christ-centered evangelization, discipleship, and friendship …

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Beauty Will Save the World

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On April 26, 10 women participating in a bible study group led by FOCUS Missionary Emily Martinez performed a play they wrote, entitled “The Women at the Well,” to  a standing

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Charles Carroll died on this date in 1832. He was the only Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence and the only one who gave his address 'Carrolton.' His cousin John was the first bishop in the US and both traveled with Ben Franklin on a diplomatic mission to Canada. He outlived all of the other signers. ... See MoreSee Less

Charles Carroll died on this date in 1832. He was the only Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence and the only one who gave his address Carrolton. His cousin John was the first bishop in the US and both traveled with Ben Franklin on a diplomatic mission to Canada.  He outlived all of the other signers.

Fr. Francis Duffy was a heroic WWI chaplain who won numerous awards for his distinguished service. After the war, he served as a pastor at Holy Cross Church in Times Square - where he is honored with a statue that millions of tourists pass by every year. ... See MoreSee Less

Fr. Francis Duffy was a heroic WWI chaplain who won numerous awards for his distinguished service. After the war, he served as a pastor at Holy Cross Church in Times Square - where he is honored with a statue that millions of tourists pass by every year.

Pope Leo the Great presided at the Council of Chalcedon in 451 which defined Christ as a divine person with both a human and a divine nature. He preached to crowds almost daily and over 100 sermons survive. He even saved Rome when he met Attila the Hun at the city gates - a moment highlighted by Raphael. ... See MoreSee Less

Pope Leo the Great presided at the Council of Chalcedon in 451 which defined Christ as a divine person with both a human and a divine nature. He preached to crowds almost daily and over 100 sermons survive. He even saved Rome when he met Attila the Hun at the city gates - a moment highlighted by Raphael.

Did someone say "Tour de SEEK"? 🚲 #SEEK2019 ... See MoreSee Less

Did someone say Tour de SEEK? 🚲 #SEEK2019

Today we celebrate the feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome. The official parish of the Pope, the high altar contains within it an ancient wooden altar on which St. Peter used to celebrate Mass. ... See MoreSee Less

Today we celebrate the feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome. The official parish of the Pope, the high altar contains within it an ancient wooden altar on which St. Peter used to celebrate Mass.

"If young leaders are not evangelized and cared for, they will be less engaged at every level, which will weaken our Church and society for years to come." —Curtis Martin, Making Missionary Disciples

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If young leaders are not evangelized and cared for, they will be less engaged at every level, which will weaken our Church and society for years to come. —Curtis Martin, Making Missionary Disciples

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Jesus says, "What man among you having a hundred sheep and losing one of them would NOT leave the ninety-nine.." This passage is often used to illustrate God's extraordinary love, but its an example of His ordinary love, i.e., of course God would seek out anyone who is lost! ... See MoreSee Less

"Work out your salvation with fear and trembling.
For God is the one who, for his good purpose,
works in you both to desire and to work.
Do everything without grumbling or questioning,
that you may be blameless and innocent,
children of God without blemish
in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation,
among whom you shine like lights in the world,
as you hold on to the word of life,
so that my boast for the day of Christ may be
that I did not run in vain or labor in vain." Philippians 2:12-16
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"Democracy cannot be idolized to the point of making it a substitute for morality or a panacea for immorality..Its 'moral' value is not automatic, but depends on conformity to the moral law to which it, like every other form of human behaviour, must be subject." JPII ... See MoreSee Less

Who can you pray the rosary with today? 🙏 📷 :@grantwhitty ... See MoreSee Less

Who can you pray the rosary with today? 🙏 📷 :@grantwhitty

MAJOR GIVEAWAY! We're giving away ONE FREE #focusmissions spring break trip! (Valued at more than $2,000!) Check out Instagram to enter! bit.ly/2PEV5qg ... See MoreSee Less

MAJOR GIVEAWAY! Were giving away ONE FREE #focusmissions spring break trip! (Valued at more than $2,000!) Check out Instagram to enter! https://bit.ly/2PEV5qg

Is college different than what you expected? Feeling alone on campus? Get involved. Join a Bible study. Go to daily Mass. Reach out! #MondayMotivation ... See MoreSee Less

Is college different than what you expected? Feeling alone on campus? Get involved. Join a Bible study. Go to daily Mass. Reach out! #MondayMotivation

"Do nothing out of selfishness or out of vainglory;
rather, humbly regard others as more important than yourselves,each looking out not for his own interests,
but also everyone for those of others" Philippians 2.
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St. Martin de Porres brought peace to all around him - including animals. According to an eyewitness, there was one day at the feet of St. Martín, a dog, a cat, and a mouse eating from the same bowl of soup - natural enemies eating peacefully side by side! ... See MoreSee Less

Shop AmazonSmile and support FOCUS Catholic at an increased donation rate! Purchase all your typical Amazon items at smile.amazon.com with no additional fees, to give back to FOCUS and further support our mission. ... See MoreSee Less

Shop AmazonSmile and support FOCUS Catholic at an increased donation rate! Purchase all your typical Amazon items at smile.amazon.com with no additional fees, to give back to FOCUS and further support our mission.

Last call to join us in Denver for our recruitment weekend! Apply now
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Last call to join us in Denver for our recruitment weekend! Apply now
http://bit.ly/2zcNfNl

Saints come in clusters. Be part of that cluster. #saintsquad #allsaintsday ... See MoreSee Less

Saints come in clusters. Be part of that cluster. #saintsquad #allsaintsday

Eastern rite Churches use leavened bread for the Eucharist because it represents rising and the Resurrection. The Latin rite uses unleavened bread because it calls to mind the Passover and a sense of urgency. ... See MoreSee Less

Tuesday's 6:30pm family Halloween dinner menu:

- Pumpkin ravioli parmesan
- Blood orange BBQ chicken
- Shredded heads of lettuce w/bacon & ranch
- Devil's food cake batter/cookie dough ice cream

All are welcome!
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FOCUS Photography Club at NYU updated their cover photo.

Taken on Canon T3i
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Taken on Canon T3i

Combining our two biggest passions this weekend: FOOD and PHOTOGRAPHY at Smorgasburg!! :) Come join us! ... See MoreSee Less

Combining our two biggest passions this weekend: FOOD and PHOTOGRAPHY at Smorgasburg!! :) Come join us!

FOCUS Photography is about more than just photography - it's about finding a community on campus and thriving in it. We call this leadership.

Join the NYU Leadership Initiative for #NYULeadershipWeek (September 25-28, 2017) and take advantage of free events and workshops where you can explore how to find, build, and contribute to the communities we call home. Workshop topics include: design thinking, mindful leadership, community organizing, networking and much more. Plus, get to meet one of our co-founders on a panel this Tuesday.

See the full schedule and reserve your spot at bit.ly/NYULeadWeek
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FOCUS Photography is about more than just photography - its about finding a community on campus and thriving in it. We call this leadership. 

Join the NYU Leadership Initiative for #NYULeadershipWeek (September 25-28, 2017) and take advantage of free events and workshops where you can explore how to find, build, and contribute to the communities we call home. Workshop topics include: design thinking, mindful leadership, community organizing, networking and much more. Plus, get to meet one of our co-founders on a panel this Tuesday. 

See the full schedule and reserve your spot at bit.ly/NYULeadWeek

FOCUS Photography Club at NYU shared Diply's post.

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Can you believe this editing??

Hello NYU Photographers!

We are extremely excited to announce that we will be going on our first excursion of the Fall 2016 semester! Come join us as we walk the Highline, located in Chelsea. The theme for this event is "Lines" (pun intended), and we will focus on taking cool shots that involve lines and geometry. We sincerely hope you can make it out!

As always, you do not need a DSLR (those "big fancy cameras") or any photography experience to participate on this excursion. Just come along with any camera you have, phones included, and have fun snapping photos!

LINES on the HIGHLINE
Saturday, December 3rd, 2016
12:00pm
Meet on the Kimmel Steps!
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Hello NYU Photographers!

We are extremely excited to announce that we will be going on our first excursion of the Fall 2016 semester! Come join us as we walk the Highline, located in Chelsea. The theme for this event is Lines (pun intended), and we will focus on taking cool shots that involve lines and geometry. We sincerely hope you can make it out!

As always, you do not need a DSLR (those big fancy cameras) or any photography experience to participate on this excursion. Just come along with any camera you have, phones included, and have fun snapping photos!

LINES on the HIGHLINE
Saturday, December 3rd, 2016
12:00pm
Meet on the Kimmel Steps!

FOCUS Photography Club at NYU updated their cover photo.

Taken by: Sahaana @ ONE WORLD OBSERVATORY
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Taken by: Sahaana  @ ONE WORLD OBSERVATORY

FOCUS Photography Club at NYU updated their cover photo. ... See MoreSee Less

FOCUS Photography Club at NYU updated their profile picture. ... See MoreSee Less

Happy World Photography Day, everyone!! Keep snapping! ... See MoreSee Less


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