Programs to offer fun, faith to youths
By Nissa LaPoint
A 10-year run of a faith-based modesty program for teen girls in Denver came to a halt after group organizers left more than a year ago.
Pure Fashion, an international program for girls ages 14-18, instructed and helped participants exercise modesty and understand their God-given dignity.
“It was a total program to make the girls become the best person they could be,” said former Denver director Sallie Hurley.
For personal reasons, the program leaders resigned and the last gala event was held in 2010. However, the program can be resurrected, Hurley said. Anyone in the Denver Archdiocese may start a Pure Fashion franchise at their parish.
Using Pope John Paul II’s letter “On the Dignity and Vocation of Women,” the program held introductory meetings, mother and daughter teas, spa days, father and daughter dances and fashion shows, she said.
Pure Fashion had its start in Denver at Risen Christ Parish before it grew into a national program through Regnum Christi, an apostolic movement that shares the charisms of the Legionaries of Christ. The start-up is simple and only requires a small fee, Hurley said.
For information, visit www.purefashion.com.