JANUARY 9, 2018 – Although the conference has ended, the roughly 8,000 young adults who attended SLS18 (Student Leadership Summit 2018) in Chicago are unlikely to forget the experience any time soon.
Sponsored by the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS), SLS18 was held from January 2 to 6 at Chicago’s McCormack Place. Organizers say more than 4,000 confessions were heard over the five-day event. The conference included Mass and confession, along with Eucharistic Adoration, but also had workshops, lectures, concerts, and performers.
The Fellowship of Catholic University Students has 700 representatives on 137 university campuses in the U.S. and Europe. John Zimmer, Vice President of Apostolic Development for FOCUS, praised the large turnout for the conference as a means of personal enlightenment for young adults: “There’s something about recognizing ‘I’m not alone’ that really helps launch a young person into missionary discipleship.”
For the full article in the Chicago Catholic, click here.
For information on the conference through the Catholic News Agency, click here.
Bishop Robert Barron at SLS18 via Facebook:
The need for change in our world starts with a change in ourselves. Bishop Robert Barron shares the need for world-changers who are Spirit-filled Catholic evangelists.
Posted by FOCUS-The Fellowship of Catholic University Students on Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Actor Jim Caviezel (The Passion of the Christ) speaking at SLS18: