Young people who will serve Denver's homeless call former convent home
Published: August 20, 2012
DENVER (CNS) -- Inside the old Spanish-style building in the middle of a posh downtown neighborhood, clusters of two to four young men and women unpacked their suitcases and exchanged spirited greetings. The old Seton House in Denver is their new home. "It's like a castle," said Hillary DeRose of Arizona. Nearly 30 missionaries from across the country moved into the former convent in early August to begin their work serving the homeless through Christ in the City, a Catholic program that combines spiritual and academic formation with service. Denver Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila Aug. 15 blessed and inaugurated the facility for the missionaries before celebrating a Mass and reception. Christ in the City's program director, Yvonne Noggle, said it was searching for a new building where its missionaries could live and train together. "With this new location, we can do more ministering on the streets to the poor and extend our services," she told the Denver Catholic Register, the archdiocesan newspaper. "It's perfect for us. God had his hand in this."
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