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I'm Too Far Gone | Year of Youth Blog

Last edited 16th August 2018

Last week a young woman shared with me that her daughter is preparing for First Reconciliation. Our conversation went like this:

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A Tale of Two Rival Youth Groups | Year of Youth Blog

Last edited 8th August 2018

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbour as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” - Mark 12:30-31

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I’m Not a Saint! I’m Ordinary! | Year of Youth Blog

Last edited 2nd August 2018

With the announcement that the Cause of Sainthood may be opened for GK Chesterton, it seems that the growing diversity among Catholic Saints isn’t likely be hindered anytime soon. Saints Joachim and Anne – the blessed parents of Mary, Mother of the Church – were early examples of married people who attained sainthood. And then, of course, there’s Saint Juan Diego – he wasn’t a priest or martyr, but a lay Indigenous man from the Americas who is credited with the movement surrounding Our Lady of Guadalupe. Then we had St Teresa of Calcutta – a woman who once appeared to doubt the existence of God.

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4 Saints you Need to be Friends with ASAP

Last edited 29th July 2018

You’ve heard of Teresa de Avila, Juan de la Cruz, and Ignacio de Loyola, right? These dynamic saints have written Spirit-inspired gems — beautiful reflections and works of literature — that add to our faith.

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When 'What If' Becomes 'Even If' | Year of Youth Blog

Last edited 25th July 2018

Trust in Him. Three words so beautiful, when practised, yet for most of the time, seem so incredibly hard to achieve.

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Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall

Last edited 15th July 2018

When we look in the mirror, it’s usually to check our appearance. We ask ourselves if we look OK or if we need to change something. But why do we care so much about how we look? The default answer is usually, “I do it for me,” but do we really do it for ourselves?

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It Took Having the World in My Hands to Realise That I Didn’t Want Any of It

Last edited 4th July 2018

In 2017, I moved halfway across the world. People began to comment that my life was ‘goals’ and that I was the definition of ‘living out my best life.’ They’re referring, of course, to my year-long exchange in Europe characterised by Instagram updates with a different country every week, badly-spoken German and independence that every young adult dreams about. Even the mere task of reflection feels boastful.

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4 Helpful Rules for Discernment

Last edited 1st July 2018

When we are discerning God’s will in our lives, we often get overwhelmed by the anxiety of making the right choice and don’t permit ourselves to consider what we actually want.

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Do Your Part And He Will Do The Rest

Last edited 27th June 2018

Rest. We all want it. Maybe more often than we will admit. That's why it doesn't surprise me when people come back from a holiday and are already planning the next one. Could it be then that we are looking for it in the wrong places?

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Sharing Jesus When You Don’t Feel Like It

Last edited 26th June 2018

The moment I learned that God loves me and he gives me a chance to let Him enter my life, I accepted Him.

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