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Over 1400 college students converge on Denver today for FOCUS Conference

.- Students from as far away as Florida. Massachusetts and Canada will converge on Denver tonight to deepen their faith and gain the tools to be better leaders on their college campuses.

In a year that has been especially hard on college students around Colorado with the alcohol related deaths of students in Boulder and Fort Collins, the seventh annual conference, sponsored by the Fellowship of Catholic University Students echoes the Pope’s call for hope which he gave in his state of the world address earlier this week.

Nikki Shasserre, head of public relations for FOCUS told CNA yesterday that “we are excited to host over 1400 college students from across the county who are gathering together for this event to deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ and learn how to allow Him to transform their lives.”  

According to FOCUS, “students will hear talks from prominent Catholic speakers, enjoy live entertainment and meet other students who share the same faith from around the country.”

Special guests for the conference include Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput, professor and author, Scott Hahn, author, Matthew Kelly and founder of FOCUS, Curtis Martin.  

According to Shasserre, “FOCUS is a national outreach program designed to help college students incorporate their faith into their daily lives.” 

Last year’s conference participants were treated to a sneak preview of The Passion of the Christ and a keynote address by actor Jim Caviezel, who played Jesus in the film

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