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Last edited 30th May 2019

Dear friends of Xt3,


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To All The Virtues I’ve Wanted To Sow | Year of Youth Blog

Last edited 4th November 2018

I'm a girl, therefore, I’m all for romantic comedies. Nothing beats staying in on a rainy day with tea and chocolate binging everything in this category. However, since diving further into my faith I’ve found myself more aware of certain postures to uphold, especially in the little things, such as those certain viral movies available on Netflix that I can watch and rewatch to my heart’s content. Although seemingly harmless, they sure do have a way of influencing the way love is perceived and the way we want to be loved.


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What I Learned about Death and Friendships | Year of Youth Blog

Last edited 1st October 2018

This week we celebrate the Feast Day of my absolute favourite Saint. My little hero, St Therese of Lisieux. So it is fitting that I tell you about my affinity with her, how she taught me so much about suffering and friendship.


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Live Your Life on Purpose: A Netter’s Tale | Year of Youth Blog

Last edited 20th September 2018

And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.”


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Why Did God Give Us The Power Of Free Will?

Last edited 18th September 2018

One of the greatest gifts that God has blessed us with is the gift of freedom. Freedom allows us to choose our actions and proves to us that we are not bound by some predetermined plan for our lives. God granted us this gift as part of the dignity he bestowed on human beings to be able to be the masters of their own actions.


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If I Could Change the World... | Year of Youth Blog

Last edited 5th September 2018

Earlier this year, I interned for the Holy See’s (Vatican’s) office at United Nations. Anyone who knows me knows that this has been my dream since I could walk... and it was everything I could wish for. I fell in love wholeheartedly with the work and only more in love with the Church. I watched in awe as the diplomats I worked under stood on the world stage and fought for the dignity and rights of the less fortunate. I hoped one day I could do the same. As I navigated through the grids of New York City, I plotted daily on ways I could return.


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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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