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NC Register: Students Keep the Faith Thanks to Newman Dorms

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — For Matthew Drysdale, a Catholic student attending the University of North Florida, Frassati Newman Hall was a godsend for his faith and academic career.

“Overall, it has been a fantastic experience,” the Catholic civil-engineering major said of his life in Catholic faith-based student housing while attending a secular university. Drysdale told the Register that the hall is a “welcoming” and “laid-back” community comprised of Catholics and non-Catholics with similar values; a chapel is open 24/7, where sacraments like Mass and confession and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament are readily available. Weekly events bring residents together, from Bible study to going to sports events.

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