Sunday, July 31, 2011

JP Catholic and Steubie San Diego!

Hello, Coffee Talkers!

Well, I spent the last few days sans internet access, and somehow I survived. Whew! I'm sure this was good preparation for World Youth Day, where I am most certainly not lugging around my laptop and where any public internet access will be shared with a couple million of my friends from around the world.

What a lovely and enriching weekend! I took a small group from our parish to the Steubenville San Diego Catholic Youth Conference, sponsored by All for God Catholic and Franciscan University of Steubenville. It was a great conference, and an unexpected blessing was that I got to see a number of friends who I knew from my time working and studying in Steubenville. What fun!

Also, we made a trip to John Paul the Great Catholic University before going to the conference, and it was a great experience! We attended our first Chaldean Rite liturgy at the campus, which was beautiful. We also took a tour of the university, which is small but filled with excellent programs, and we drove by their campus housing. We all agreed (adults included) that we'd love to live in those beautiful San Diego apartments and go to JP Catholic!

Time for sleep, my friends. Thanks so much to all who prayed for the safety and success of our weekend. Thanks also for stopping by Coffee Talk, and be assured of my prayers!

Peace and all good,


  1. And i gotta say it was an amazing visit/tour! I would actually like to follow through on attending JP, but..... I am not so sure how, or what i need to do before i can attend (such as prerequisites [if any] or anything else other than general Ed.) and being able to stay in one of their apartments wouldnt be too bad either ;)
    Thanks for the fun trip Leslie!

  2. You're quite welcome! It was a fun trip, and I hope it works out for you to go to JP Catholic. I know people who work there, if you need help with applying. And I would totally come visit you! :) Peace.