Monthly Archives: August 2011

Communion

The Catholic in Me

With the start of every new school year, we always find ourselves reiterating to our students that Destino is a ministry for both Catholics and Protestants. This has not been an easy value to live out in our movement, ...

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How I Learned to Describe Destino

The first few weeks of the school year are so critical to meeting new students. During this time so much of our focus is on meeting new freshmen, telling them about Destino, and inviting them to come join the movement. Periodically ...

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Hispanics Now 2nd Largest Ethnic Group on Campus

The Pew Hispanic Center has just issued a report showing that Hispanic college enrollment grew 24% in just one year. One year! Latinos now outnumber African-Americans on campus in the U.S., making them the second largest ethnic group on campus. More fascinating points from the report: White non-Hispanic ...

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Contextualizing Reaching Latino Freshmen

Each fall we work hard to meet as many incoming Hispanic and Latino freshmen as possible. We want to tell them about Destino, invite them to get involved, and have some way to contact them again to followup with them. ...

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Self Promotion and Latinos

I recently read this great article by a Latina blogger talking about self-promotion:  "Self Promotion Is Not Bad" In the article she talked about how Latinos are not likely to communicate their accomplishments to those in leadership. This reminded me of ...

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Bi-Culturals Are The Future Leaders of The Church

I love this picture. It is a perfect description of the globalized world we are living in today. Chinese-Creole food, in the Dominican Republic. Cultures are colliding, mixing, and remixing all around the world. As a result people who can ...

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The Blogference

A great online, interactive conference is taking place this week. The Blogference, a conference that takes place over blogs instead of in person, is in its fifth installment. Started by Brian Barela, it is a great chance to interact with ministry leaders ...

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Academic Outreach Idea for Latinos

Helping Latino students succeed academically is extremely important to us in Destino. Nationwide only 52% of Hispanic freshmen will graduate within six years. We want to do something about that. We've developed a resource called "¿Como Que Failing? - How to ...

The Shift: Hispanics in America

Hispanics: The Next Big Thing in Next Big Things

"It happens once, maybe twice in our lifetime. To be around to see something big. To see real change." I love this video by the Glenn Llopis Group on how Hispanics are bringing about a huge change in America. ...

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A Latino/a View of Suffering

Recently I have started reading Pastoral Care and Counseling with Latino/as by Montilla and Medina.  One of the chapters in the book, "A Latino/a View of Suffering and Illness", has really stuck out to me. I don't think I had ever considered ...

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¿Como Que Failing?

Helping Latino students succeed academically is extremely important to us in Destino. Nationwide only 52% of Hispanic freshmen will graduate within six years. We want to do something about that. We've developed a resource called "¿Como Que Failing? - How to ...

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Letting Stories Change Us

I just finished watching Tambien la Lluvia (Even the Rain) on Netflix. Here's the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbpdeI0ugGc The film is set as a movie within a movie. It begins with two men who are wanting to make a movie about how Christopher Columbus and ...

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Pray for Muslims During Ramadan

Ramadan Mubarak! (Happy Ramadan!) Today marks the beginning of the month of Ramadan for the world's 1 Billion Muslims. To grow in their relationship with God they will avoid food, water, and sexual relations from sun up to sun down for ...