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School choice » Want freedom of school choice? Oppose the Blaine Amendment Heaven-bound » Frassati Sports Camp trains boys to be faithful athletes Natural Family Planning » Changing hearts and aiding women's health, just some of the benefi ts Churches » • What makes a Catholic church building Catholic? VOLUME XCIII - NO. 14 | 117 YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE GOSPEL | AUGUST 12-25, 2017 | @DenverCatholic | | I t was April 6, 2012 — Good Friday — and 26-year-old Andrea Polito was doing what many Catholics do on that sacred day: She was praying at the foot of the cross. The pediatric oncology nurse told Denver Catholic that she had an experi- ence in prayer she can only describe as a "profound moment of grace." "I was looking at Mary Magdalene," she recounted, "and I asked the Lord, 'Why, of all the people that you healed in your ministry, is she the one who gets to be here?'" "And he just really simply said," she recalled, "'because she gave up every- thing and followed me.' "And I just kind of instinctually said in that moment, 'That's where I want to live, that's where I want to be.' And he said, 'Well, come and follow me.'" Polito said the prayer surprised her: "I was like, oh no, I think I just kind of Andrea Polito added to the Order of Virgins BY CARMEN ELENA VILLA @EPCatolico »• PHOTO BY JOSHUA PAUL PHOTOGRAPHY

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