By Jennifer Brinker | firstname.lastname@example.org | twitter: @jenniferbrinker
This week when many Catholic schools will be off for Easter/spring break, Sarah Jenkins will be sitting shoulder to shoulder with some of the biggest names in Catholic education.
Jenkins, a senior at Duchesne High School in St. Charles, was tapped to speak at a panel discussion at the National Catholic Educational Association Convention and Expo, taking place in St. Louis April 18-20. More than 8,000 attendees from across the United States and Canada are expected at the America's Center Downtown this week for an exchange of ideas and professional development opportunities.
VATICAN CITY — Catholic schools and universities play a key role in evangelization and in creating a more humane world built on dialogue and hope, Pope Francis said.
Future generations who are "educated in a Christian way for dialogue, will come out of the classroom motivated to build bridges and, therefore, to find new answers to the many challenges of our times," he said.
All Catholics know missionary priests go to foreign shores to spread the Gospel. But here at home another type of missionary priest is forming the faith of the youth of the Church in a more familiar setting -- Catholic high schools.