Passersby invited to light candle and say a prayer in St. Matthew's Cathedral
In this incredible video, see Catholics take to the streets of Washington, DC on a cold, February 28 evening to invite passersby to experience the beauty of the Church. The Light the City event, hosted by the Archdiocese of Washington and DCCatholic, a young adult ministry, showed young Catholics a simple way to evangelize and welcomed non-Catholics, if only to light a candle, say a prayer, or just appreciate the peace and beauty of the the Cathedral of St. Mathew the Apostle.
The Catholic Standard reported on the event:
Several members of the Order of Preachers, more commonly known as Dominican friars, were in their element street preaching, even in the cold. “Every couple of months we go out, sing songs, talk to people, hand out prayer cards, (and) pray with people, which is a beautiful thing,” said Dominican Brother Gabriel, Though everyday evangelization is “at the center of what it mean to be Christian,” said Brother Gabriel, extraordinary events like Light the City allow passersby to light candle and pray, or even not pray. “It’s really about the freedom of the individual to meet the Lord in his own way and to provide that opportunity for that to happen,” he said.