Dante Deo College Program
On May 6, 2014, Dante Deo was blessed to have Most Reverend Bishop John B. Brungardt as their final speaker of the year. Dante Deo - Latin for "By the Gift of God" is a new Catholic college ministry program that was implemented at Barton Community College in the Fall of 2013. Dante Deo focuses on spiritual development and fellowship among BCC students. Each week, the group hosts a speaker that focuses on relevant issues such as faith, vocations, relationships, service, humility, community, or the group hosts a social event. Bishop Brungardt talked to the group about numerous topics discussed in Pope Francis' Papal Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium. His main points were community, fraternity, hospitality, and the importance of each in living out the Gospel message.
Dante Deo's purpose is to increase fellowship, maintain and increase students' interest in both Catholic and Christian beliefs, develop student leaders with high integrity, values and morals, and to increase students' volunteer activity in our local community. Students do not have to be Catholic to participate in the student organization. All are welcome to join the group as they discuss topics that matter and make friends, not just for college - but for life. The Bishop shared with them his joy that the group was at Barton Community College for students to grow in these areas and encouraged them to continue growing in their faith as they continue their education.
Written by: Regan Ochs
Pictured - Front Row (left to right): Jared Chansler, Danielle Bowman, Brittni Hayes, Shannon Lacey, Anita Bahr, Regan Ochs.
Back Row (left to right): Alex Freund, Jeremy Stos, Josh Suppes, Miles Orth, Bishop John B. Brungardt, Luke Blair
Courtesy Photo by Regan Ochs
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