About once a month, a good portion of the men at Franciscan University pack into a room on campus for a time of fellowship and to discuss a topic. The topics are typically geared towards areas that are directly relatable to the life of a young, Catholic, adult man striving to grow in holiness. Only men are allowed, so guys are typically more comfortable to really speak and not hold back what’s on their mind or heart. Free drinks and food are provided, and for those who are of age, those drinks include beer! It’s awesome.
This past week, flyers went out around campus alerting the men that the topic was “WATCHMEN: Take courage today. Tomorrow is too late.” I was pretty intrigued by the title so I was excited for the event.
FUS Men’s Ministry did not disappoint. A talk was given by the awesome Dr. Stephen Sammut, who has a PhD in neuroscience and is a psychology professor here at the University. The whole event’s purpose was to invite guys to be the ones who step in and take actions in situations where so many people will just stand and watch. Too often the excuse is, “someone else will do it”—but if everyone has that attitude, nothing will get done. Who will stand up for what they believe? Who will take initiative and do what needs to be done? Who will be a man? The time is now and the person is you.
As Blessed Pope John Paul II said, “Coraggio!”
It was an awesome meeting and the discussions amongst the guys were incredibly thought provoking. I’m really looking forward to the next event, which is March 26th at 9 p.m. in the Gentile Gallery.
Towards the close of the meeting, the FUS Men’s Ministry team released the next “Man Movement,” a weekly challenge that is given to the men of campus in the form of a video on their Facebook page and Twitter account. Take a watch!
My name is Matt Stewart and I’m a chemistry student. I’m excited to be a student blogger representing the sciences at Franciscan University of Steubenville for this next academic year. Franciscan has provided some pretty incredible opportunities for me the past couple years. I am excited to see what God does with our work, and I look forward to sharing more and keeping you updated.