About Austin CARITAS





History

The Austin CARITAS mission was started by a group of Catholic college students at the University of Texas at Austin in 2013. CARITAS, latin for love, in this case stands for "Catholics Answering the Redeemer's Invitation To Authentic Sanctity". This particular group sought to truly be the missionary generation that Pope Francis calls us to be. Many people look to foreign countries in order to serve the poor, but this group felt there was a need right here in Austin. The 4-day mission has been held in Austin, TX since its inception.


The Mission


During this 4-day mission you will participate in service projects with various refugee homes and social outreach ministries, serving the poorest of poor in the Austin area. Each day we will also celebrate Mass, hear a spiritual talk, and participate in Adoration to encourage a spirit of prayer and Christian service. We especially look to the Blessed Mother to guide as we go out and encounter others because we believe that "She is the great missionary! She will work miracles!".