Washington D.C., Jan 18, 2016 / 16:48 pm
The Catholic University of America may have closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, but around 700 students, faculty, and staff observed the holiday by serving their Washington, D.C. community.
"Seeing Christ's face in other people and serving them has an effect on you," said Catholic University senior Joey Dichoso, who led a team of students in serving meals to the homeless at the So Others Might Eat dining room, located up the street from the U.S. Capitol.
Dichoso drew inspiration from having previously served with the Missionaries of Charity.
They "see Christ in the poor," he told CNA in a Jan. 18 interview. "If you can see [Christ] especially in those that are rejected by society or those that are deemed unbeautiful by society, if you can see Christ in them, then it helps you see Christ in other people."