Divine Mercy Sunday was truly a very special and blessed day for Chelsea Di Pompeo, a senior at Cabrini University. Just a year ago Chelsea was part of a group of students preparing for a service trip to Ecuador. As part of the preparation Fr. Carl Janicki, our Director of Campus Ministry, reviewed the ten principles of Catholic Social Teaching with the group. Immediately after the meeting Chelsea went to Father’s office and announced that she wanted to become a Catholic. Obviously, what she had heard made a great impression on her and the Holy Spirit spoke to her heart.
Throughout this academic year Chelsea was mentored in the teachings of the Catholic faith by several members of the campus community. This prepared her for acceptance into full membership in the Catholic Church. The Easter season was the perfect time for her to make her profession of faith, to receive Confirmation and to make her First Holy Communion.
Rosa Altomare, our Campus Minister, was Chelsea’s sponsor and several of Chelsea’s friends, and those who regularly attend the Sunday evening Mass, came to offer a show of love and support for her. After she received Confirmation, everyone circled around the altar and Chelsea extended the sign of peace to each one. What a beautiful and heart-warming scene this was!
Mother Cabrini’s life and legacy prompted Chelsea to choose Francesca for her Confirmation name. May our beloved saint continue to guide and inspire her in her mission of being a bearer of Christ’s love to the world.