A JOURNEY OF DISCERNMENT TOWARD
DISCOVERY OF DIGNITY
“Be HOLY for I, the LORD your God, am HOLY.” Leviticus 19:2
SANCTUS seeks to serve as a pre-discernment opportunity to begin to open young people to understanding the value of their baptismal dignity as promoted by the Second Vatican Council. Building upon the knowledge and tools gained through SANCTUS2020, we hope young Catholics will then be empowered to pursue more explicit paths of discernment.
SANCTUS is sponsored by the Norbertine Community of Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey.
SANCTUS2020 is a multiple-day Catholic conference that seeks to provide opportunities to young Catholics to explore and discern the universal call to holiness on a personal level through liturgy/sacraments, community with other young Catholics, and formation.
SANCTUS encourages young Catholics to discover their authentic identity in God to more fully pursue a life of holiness. Through this journey, they discern the strengths and gifts which contribute to their sense of vocation and mission.
Offering an encounter of faith, SANCTUS inspires youth and young adults to uncover their dignity in pursuing a life of conversion toward God’s invitation to be a presence of grace in a broken world.
SANCTUS2021 ONLINE PACKAGE
ALL MATERIALS ARE FREE!
LAUNCHING BEGINS FEBRUARY 15, 2021 - REFLECTIONS ADDED DAILY
SANCTUS2021 - What we are doing this year
As we are unable to gather in person for a full-scale conference due to COVID-19, we have been producing a series of supplemental video and print materials that can be used to complement or integrate into existing curricula for youth and Confirmation programming that explore the dignity inherent in each unique human life and our particular identities.
Much of the motivation for the content for this year’s SANCTUS production is rooted in the increasing divisions seen in our nation and the tendency to reduce one another to labels and fragments of who we are. The very parts of ourselves that shape the unique persons we are to be as members of Christ’s body become targets of judgment and division. This is a reality we might see most clearly in youth when they celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation—the challenge of loving and accepting themselves for who they are, rather than being weighed down by what they believe the world thinks they should be.
The overall goal of this series is to allow young people to encounter “the other” so as to more fully come to appreciate and accept their own dignity and that of one another. This will be accomplished by providing narratives that allow young people to either personally relate to the particular facets of identity discussed, or to build empathy for individuals different from themselves. In so doing, we hope hearts will be opened to see how aspects of their own identity are conduits through which God can be known and grace can be encountered.
We hope that by giving diverse and moving narratives that turn labels into faces, and faces into disciples seeking God, the Spirit may move in the hearts of young people to take pride in who they are how they are called to be instruments in the movement of salvation.
"All of us can attain to Christian virtue and holiness, no matter in what condition of life we live and no matter what our life work may be."
Saint Francis de Sales
Dates: January 31 - February 2, 2020
Location: Hotel Albuquerque, Old Town
800 Rio Grande Blvd. NW | Albuquerque, NM 87104
For: Catholic Youth (in High School ages 14-18)
*REGISTRATION IS CLOSED*
REGISTRATION & SAFE ENVIRONMENT TRAINING/BACKGROUND CHECK DEADLINE:
January 15, 2020
January 20, 2020
// SANCTUS2020 REGISTRATION (ENGLISH) //
// SANCTUS2020 REGISTRACIÓN (ESPAÑOL) //
*REGISTRATION IS CLOSED*
*Payment and completion of Safe Environment Training are not required to register, however, payment and certificates of Safe Environment Training completion must be submitted to us by December 13th.
We look forward to welcoming you and your youth! We hope this conference will be a meaningful experience for those preparing for the sacrament of Confirmation and other high school youth who may be participating in your program.
Option 1: Full Conference Attendance
$99 per person
(in high school ages 14-18)
$99 per person
(1 for every 7 high school youth)
$150 per person
(beyond number of required chaperones)
Option 2: Partial Conference Attendance
$70 per person
FRIDAY EVENING & SATURDAY (ALL DAY)
Additional $15 per person
SATURDAY (ALL DAY) & SUNDAY MORNING
Additional $15 per person
ENCOURAGE │ DISCOVER │ PURSUE
Why SANCTUS? │ Why should I discern a call to holiness?
3 Reasons to Attend a SANCTUS Conference
CONNECT with other young Catholics & experience the greater Church!
DISCOVER your faith in a way you haven't before!
TAKE a weekend to discern & embrace your God-given dignity!
WHAT YOU NEED & NEED TO KNOW FOR A SANCTUS CONFERENCE
//CONFERENCE INVITATION LETTER//
//SANCTUS2020 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS//
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS
FOR MINORS IN ATTENDANCE:
Attendees must be at least between 14 (fourteen) and 18 (eighteen) years of age in high school.
SANCTUS Social Pact - Bilingual for all participants
FOR ADULTS IN ATTENDANCE:
Registration is not open to adults as general conference attendees. Adults must be participating as either a chaperone, parish and/or school representative, sponsor/vendor, minister, presenter, or team member.
Must provide evidence of having participated in the required Archdiocese of Santa Fe’s Sexual Abuse Prevention Workshop/ VIRTUS certification and background check. If chaperones are from outside the Archdiocese of Santa Fe they must provide proof of having completed their diocesan safe environment certification and background check.
THE PEOPLE BEHIND SANCTUS
Our team answers the question, "What does holiness mean to me?"
How would you answer the holiness question?
WAYS TO SUPPORT
SAFE ENVIRONMENT TRAINING
Support SANCTUS by helping us keep our youth safe!
If you are age 21 or over, are from the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, and have not completed this training, click on the following link: VIRTUS Online Training. If you have completed this training, please email your training certificate with the date of completion to [specified email]. If you are from outside of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe and have completed safe environment training, please email your training certificate with the date of completion to [specified email]. All chaperones and adults must have also completed a background check within the last 5 years (background checks are also covered through completing the VIRTUS Online Training). Please email documentation of your background check (if not through the VIRTUS Online Training) to [specified email]. If you are unable to provide proof of a background check, we will request permission to conduct the background check.
SANCTUS is sponsored by the
Norbertine Community of Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey
Office of Christian Discipleship & Religious Vocation
5825 Coors Blvd. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87121
505-873-4399 ext. 237
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Let us know what was helpful and where we can improve.
Is there particular content you would like produced that could be useful for your program? We are happy to receive suggestions!
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