|Archbishop Collins receives spiritual bouquet from Compass.|
Toronto, May 8, 2007. Archbishop Thomas Collins, who was installed
as Archbishop of Toronto, Ontario, at the beginning of this
year, recently visited with Compass members and participated in the
Gospel reflection. Archbishop Collins arrived on the campus of the
University of Toronto and was given a tour of the
Newman Center by a Compass participant. The tour concluded at
the Compass room where 45 students waited to greet him.
The chairs in the room were arranged in a
circle around him to allow everyone with a good view.
His Grace took part in the points encounter and Gospel
Reflection, both standard parts of a Compass meeting. The reflection
came to an end with the archbishop sharing his own
thoughts and insights. In closing, he graciously offered to do
a monthly Lectio Divina for Compass.
The reflection was
followed by a question and answer session. There was a
list of 21 questions compiled from all the Compass members
that covered a broad range of topics: vocations, spiritual life,
theology, church and university life, and questions pertaining to the
archbishop and his life.
He encouraged the members to
live life with heads (doctrine), hearts (passions) and hands (service).
He called on all to be people who make a
difference in the life of the Church, especially in the
diocese. The archbishop was presented with a spiritual bouquet of
rosaries for vocations in appreciation for his visit.
|Archbishop Collins with university students|
Toronto chapter is a great representation of what every chapter
should be -- a wellspring of youthful zeal for Christ,
a beacon of light to their local ordinary and fertile
ground for future vocations. I thank God for the example
that they set,” said Tom McCabe, National Director of Compass.
Compass, a Regnum Christi apostolate, is a student-run and
student-led campus program for Catholic college students that helps them
evangelize university students and equips them to transform the campus
culture. For more information visit their website at www.collegecompassfellowship.org.