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A team of 8 CCO missionaries from across Canada, including myself and also two supporters from Ottawa took the first half of June to stay in India for 10 days.  We met the leadership and trained students of a movement called “Jesus Youth”.  Jesus Youth is an international Catholic youth movement with a charismatic spirituality. It had its beginnings in Kerala in 1985 but is now active in nearly 25 different countries around the world. (Kerala is a province in southern India composed of approximately 20% Catholics, the highest concentration of Catholics in the country) Jesus Youth is an initiative...

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Braving arduous multi-day journeys by train, members of Jesus Youth from across India welcomed members of Catholic Christian Outreach to India as part of an informal gathering to discuss faith and outreach. When CCO President Jeff Lockert, CCO Founder Andre Regnier and other delegates met the group, they were shocked to find how many similarities the two movements had.  “It was so profound to see our similarities,” said Lockert. “We both have roots in the campus, both movements were born of students, and our passion for the Gospel and openness to the Spirit were also very unifying.” CCO was able...

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