Hispanics represent about 40 percent of U.S. Catholics and nearly 60 percent of millennial Catholics, according to research from the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate.
The enthusiasm, compassion, the love and the joy of the Encuentro process is a means of grace.
"He died a Catholic martyr for human rights and human dignity and a martyr advocate of the poor and marginalized."
The "Hope Monstrance," traveled in 2006 and 2007 to 140 churches across Louisiana and Mississippi to promote the city's Katrina recovery and the power of perpetual adoration.
He asks the saint's intercession to help heal the wounds of abuse survivors and the Church.
The daylong conference offered workshops, talks and liturgy for people involved in religious education.
St. Faustina Kowalska is known as the apostle of divine mercy.
All are encouraged to join him this Friday and Saturday in prayer for "reform, purification and sanctification of the Church in all areas."