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Meet Justine Carlson, Interfaith Scholar and Service Advocate

Now a DePaul junior studying early childhood education with a minor in Catholic studies, Justine Carlson continues to practice her faith and serve while she learns.
Originally published on DePaul Newsline on Feb. 09, 2017 

Justine Carlson

Religious faith is an inseparable part of Justine Carlson's education. It all started several years ago during a five-day service trip to the Menominee Native American Reservation with her high school's youth group. The experience caused her to consider education, faith and service together, rather than as separate entities. 

"After the trip, I started going to my youth group more. From there I made some of the best friends of my life," Carlson says. "We practiced service and learned together, which inspired me to prioritize my faith." 

Now a DePaul junior studying early childhood education with a minor in Catholic studies, Carlson continues to practice her faith and serve while she learns. As a Roman Catholic interfaith scholar in the Office of Religious Diversity, she develops programs,meets with students to explore what it means to be a practicing Catholic and shares theological knowledge regarding Catholicism. She also plays an integral role in planning and executing DePaul's Quarterly Inter-religious... read more


CTH Major Ryan Martire a Living, Breathing Inspiration to His Team

Blue Demons' spiritual leade​r ready to enter the seminary in January
Originally publishe​d on The Official Website of DePaul University Athletics on Nov. 02, 2016 

Ryan Martire | DPU Athletics Video 
Ryan Martire files into the DePaul Student Center chapel with his team before every Blue Demon home game. As the team sits down, Martire stands and leads them in a brief prayer.

For each game, he picks a different player to tell a short, motivational story and then Martire concludes the session by discussing a Bible verse that stands out to him. Everyone bows their heads in prayer. One by one, the men’s soccer team gets up and leaves the chapel to head back before game time... read more
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