A new group for young adults has formed in Charlotte called Juventutem (Latin for youth. Pronounced Yoo-ven-too-tem). It’s open to ages 18-35 and they seek sanctification through the traditional charisms of the Church, especially through a devotion to the Traditional Latin Mass. Juventutem is an international group and takes its name from the prayer at the beginning of each Latin Mass:
Introíbo ad altáre Dei. / Ad Deum, qui lætíficat iuventútem meam. (“I will go in to the altar of God. / To God, who giveth joy to my youth”)
The mission of Juventutem is to strengthen the faith among young adults through fellowship, spiritual growth and faithful catechesis. All young adults welcome – especially those new or unfamiliar to the Latin Mass.
Come join them at their next event:
Saturday March 26, 6pm – 7:30pm – Cathedral of St. Patrick
Juventutem Charlotte is organizing traditional Latin Vespers at 6pm and afterwards a talk on iconography at the Cathedral on Saturday March 26 at 6:30pm (Cathedral Youth Room). Vespers will be prayed at 6pm near the Marion Grotto behind the school (on the backside of the parish). Please see announcement below. For questions or more info visit their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/JuventutemCLT
At 6pm we will gather at the Marian grotto behind St. Patrick’s School to pray Vespers in Latin. Following prayer, we will walk over to the Youth Room at 6:30pm for a talk on iconography by guest speaker, Rachel Willoughby. Learn about this Sacred Christian art form full of complex layers, symbolism, and meaning! There is also the potential for a future offering of a multi-session icon painting workshop.
For questions or to join Juventutem’s e-mail list, please contact Angela Kessler at JuventutemCLT(at)gmail.com They are also on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JuventutemCLT/
To watch videos of past Juventutem talks visit: