May 1, 2013 / 23:03 pm
A Fellowship of Catholic University Students' breakfast near Boston offered prayers for the victims of the marathon bombings, as speakers encouraged students to evangelize within their communities.
"In times like these, when we are reminded of the broken world we live in, we are given the opportunity to let Christ shine through all the clearer," said Justin Petrisek, FOCUS team director at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Bomb explosions at the April 15 marathon in Boston killed three people and wounded more than 250 others. Within days, authorities began a manhunt in pursuit of suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, resulting in the death of the former and the arrest of the latter.
An MIT police officer, Sean Collier, was reportedly killed by the suspects when they crept up upon him and shot him several times in an attempt to steal his gun.