"Here also it must be added, as the Fathers and Doctors of the Church have clearly taught, that virginity is not a Christian virtue unless we embrace it "for the kingdom of heaven;" that is, unless we take up this way of life precisely to be able to devote ourselves more freely to divine things to attain heaven more surely, and with skillful efforts to lead others more readily to the kingdom of heaven." Pius XII, 1954 ... See MoreSee Less
You know the effect a conference can have on someone’s life. You know how powerful a personal invitation from a friend is. Now it’s time to reach out to others and help them have a life-changing experience. Become a #SEEK2019 Ambassador. // The top three ambassadors who recruit the most individuals will receive an iPad mini, reserved seating (one night) for the entire group and a shout out from the main stage. Visit www.seek2019.com/ambassador to learn more about different levels of incentives ... See MoreSee Less
Buried in Philadelphia, PA, Benjamin Franklin published 'The Morals of Chess" on June 28, 1779. He wrote, "if you have incautiously put yourself into a bad & dangerous position...you must abide all the consequences of your rashness." Of course, he wasn't just talking about chess. ... See MoreSee Less
After an escape from Auschwitz, the commander chose ten men to be executed. Franciszek Gajowniczek was one of them, but Fr. Maximilian Kolbe offered to die instead. Gajowniczek later said "This was a great victory for Fr. Maximilian over that awful murderer...It is precisely here that we can see the loving hand of God working. The very fact that he agreed to this inconvenience and waste of his time shows Fr. Maximilian's victory over him." ... See MoreSee Less
We know you're already talking about coming to #SEEK2019, so why not come for FREE? We're giving away TWO free passes! One for you and one for your friend! To enter: 1) LIKE this picture. 2) Tag a deserving friend or two in the comments below. 3) Make sure you're both following us! Contest closes 8/17 at 11:59 p.m. MT. // For full contest rules, visit www.seek2019.com/terms-and-conditions/... See MoreSee Less
Legend has it that the type of fish that was caught with a coin in its mouth was a tilapia, which is sometimes called "St. Peter's fish." The story is not about magic, but about the fourth commandment and the responsibility to obey proper authority. ... See MoreSee Less
Jesus says, "I am the bread of life." CS Lewis wrote, "A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic — on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg — or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God, but let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us.” ... See MoreSee Less
Have you ever wanted to sit down with Dr. Edward Sri and ask him questions about life and faith? Well, now's your chance! Leave your questions below and he will answer them in an upcoming video! ... See MoreSee Less
St. Lawrence the Deacon was martyred in 258 under the emperor Valerian. When asked to hand over the treasures of the Church, he presented the poor. Authorities were so outraged, they had him burned alive on a grill. St. Ambrose writes that during his death, he calmly said, "Assum est; versa et manduca," which means, "It is roasted, turn and eat." He is the patron saint of both chefs and comedians. ... See MoreSee Less
Under the dome of St. Peter's Basilica lies the Confessio, which is beside the ancient tomb of St. Peter. Here are kept the pallia, the woolen adornments worn by bishops that are meant to symbolize the unity of the Church. ... See MoreSee Less
"Peter walked on the water by the bidding of the Lord, knowing that he could not have this power of himself. By faith he had strength to do what human weakness could not do. These are the strong ones of the Church. Mark this, hear, understand, and act accordingly." - Augustine ... See MoreSee Less
Many people believed that the Messiah would bring back the manna from heaven, "And it shall come to pass at that self-same time that the treasury of manna shall again descend from on high, and they will eat of it in those years, because these are they who have come to the consummation of time. (2 Baruch 29:8)" The Eucharist is the new manna. ... See MoreSee Less
Today is the feast of St. John Vianney who died on this date in 1859. He was a holy parish priest whose simplicity disguised incredible wisdom. He once wrote, "There is nothing so great as the Eucharist. If God had something more precious, He would have given it to us." ... See MoreSee Less
Come to #WorldYouthDay in Panama and experience young Catholics from all over the world on fire for their faith!
We will spend one week on a #focusmissions trip in Panama before joining the rest of the Universal Church for #WYD in Panama City! You'll have the opportunity to live with host families, serve the poor and see the Holy Father, Pope Francis!
We are proud to announce that Tori Fourman (Barnard '18) is going to be serving as a FOCUS missionary at the University of Wisconsin in Madison this fall! Please pray for her and let us know if you would like to assist her in her mission to share the joy of the Gospel on a campus of over 30,000 students. ... See MoreSee Less
Today is the feast of St. Alphonsus Liguori. He is probably best known today for his version of the Stations of the Cross which includes this beautiful prayer over and over - "Grant that I may love you always and then do with me as you will." ... See MoreSee Less
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 ... See MoreSee Less
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! ... See MoreSee Less