Newman has provided me an opportunity to encounter the Lord through authentic friendships. These friendships have allowed for me to know the Lord in a way that has transformed my life. Encountering the Lord has allowed me to know my worth which has developed more confidence in all areas of my life. I encourage others to become involved in this community to have an opportunity to be grounded by a group of individuals that live to serve one another and strive towards sainthood. My advice to high school seniors is to find your identity in the Lord. Know that you are a child of God and the Lord is constantly showering you with unconditional love.
College is a time in which people need to ask questions and discover truth. The Newman Center has provided a wealth of opportunities to grow in faith and become the person I’m to be. The moment you step into the Newman house you are surrounded by the most dynamic and interesting people you may not have otherwise had the chance to meet.
There are a lot of different clubs, teams, and communities on campus but the Newman community is different from the rest. I’ve worked at a couple different places on campus and I’m also a part of a few clubs but Newman provides a way to connect with people on a deeper level, more so than just with your coworkers or club peers. I choose to serve through Newman because there is an opportunity at every moment to commit to someone or something. What I mean is there are many ways to serve. Either literally serving at Mass, participating in the Service Saturday projects that are held throughout the year, or perhaps something of your own choosing.