Dominican’s Our Lady Queen of the Rosary Chapel overflowed with students for the first Truth & Glory Night of Ministry on December 18. Students at St. Mary’s Dominican High School and Jesuit High School who are involved with spiritual formation of their student body hosted the event that opened with a welcome from Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond.
The name, Truth & Glory, reflects the integration of the Dominican motto of Veritas and Jesuit’s Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam. The purpose of Truth & Glory is to provide young people with a personal encounter with Christ through opportunities for Eucharistic adoration, engaging talks, praise and worship music, and small group discussion.
“Our student leaders chose to focus the evening on vocation,” shared Dominican’s Campus Minister Katherine Almon. “As teenagers, the things that happen to us are part of God’s greater providence for our lives and lead us down the path to sainthood. Young people can live out their vocations daily through prayer and being attentive to God’s will.”
Deacon Brad Doyle with the Archdiocese of Baton Rouge spoke about Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, chosen as the Patron Saint of Truth & Glory because he captures the true meaning of living for Christ from a young age. Pier Giorgio was a man of both prayer and service, exuding joy in all he did, and known for sharing his faith with friends. Taught by the Jesuits and also a third order Dominican, he integrates both spiritualities.