Encountering the Eucharist: How Colleges Around the Country Are Responding to the Eucharistic Revival

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From Mass and adoration to processions, college students are growing in their love for Christ on campus at Ave Maria University, Benedictine College and University of Dallas. Clockwise from top left: Father Joseph Lugalambi carries Our Lord through the entire Ave Maria campus while participants pray the Rosary during a Eucharistic procession last year on the feast of John Paul II. The University of Dallas gathers for a Eucharistic procession on Oct. 1. Father Ryan Richardson offers a blessing with the Eucharist on Divine Mercy Sunday 2022 at Benedictine College. Ave Maria dorms are blessed with the Blessed Sacrament; Father Rick Martignetti is shown walking the hallways. (photo: Courtesy of Ave Maria University, Benedictine College Ministry and Karen Bless of the University of Dallas)

With hearts set aflame for the Eucharistic Lord, students adore Christ on campus.

By Lindsey Weishar, EWTN News, October 21, 2022

Lindsey Weishar writes from Kansas City, Kansas.


Eucharist-centered community is emerging on college campuses across the nation.

For a number of Catholic colleges or colleges with active Catholic centers, the U.S. bishops’ call to Eucharistic Revival supports and corresponds with Eucharistic reverence already being promoted and fostered on campus.

Perpetual adoration, time in the daily schedule for Mass and confession, promotion of Holy Hours in dormitory chapels or at a central on-campus chapel have created a culture in which love for the Eucharist is not only encouraged, but is central to student life and growth.

Hearing from students and staff at these college campuses, Eucharistic devotion is alive and well in our country, and the U.S. bishops’ call for a Eucharistic Revival has been well-received. …

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