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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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The Deadly Sin That Got Me Shook

Last edited 21st June 2018

If there's one sin that follows me around like a dead smell, it's envy! Like most Millennials, I spend a lot of time scrolling endlessly on YouTube, Snapchat and Facebook. On Instagram, I love filtering, staging and thinking about the composition of my photos. I find it fascinating that anything or anyone can be made beautiful when you edit, edit, edit! Now that’s where the innocence vacations, because unlike most decent Millennials, I used Instagram to wallow in a pit of self-loathing and silent competition with people I hardly knew.

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A Stepping Stone to a Solid Rock

Last edited 13th June 2018

Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.

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