Circus center ring becomes stage for death-defying feats and religion

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April 28, 2015


Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus at George Mason University’s Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va. (CNS)

FAIRFAX, Va. (CNS) — Brazilian trapeze artist Estefani Evans flies through the air above the center ring, mesmerizing the gasping spectators below.

The 25-year-old performer for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus soared to different heights in that same center ring at the Patriot Center in Fairfax when she received the Catholic sacrament of confirmation in a special Mass held for her, her colleagues and their children.

Because she travels with “The Greatest Show on Earth” throughout the year and performs most weekends, Evans doesn’t have a lot of opportunities to go to church and become a regular parishioner is not a practical option for her.

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