Like gumbo, Catholic campus ministry gets served six ways to Sunday, depending on who’s doing the cooking and what goes into the pot.
At the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, the recipe infuses two rich traditions — Catholicism and the culture of southwest Louisiana. Daily Mass, Eucharistic adoration, spiritual direction and devotionals get mixed with crawfish boils, po’ boy fundraisers and Cajun dancing.
And, unlike what often happens at secular universities, the mission of forming UL Lafayette Catholic students — affectionately known as “Ragin’ Cajun Catholics” — is made easier by a campus that helps with the cooking.
“It’s a Catholic culture we live in,” said Father Bryce...READ MORE