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Today I led the Discovery study with over forty students who are preparing  to become teachers in the Catholic school system.  As has been the case over the last ten years, a large majority are not practicing their faith.  Some of them actually, when asked the question, “What are you hoping to get out of this study?”, responded with, “I'm hoping I'll be given a reason to reconsider – a reason why I should come back to the Church.”   So it’s a great joy for me to lead this study with people who are far away.   But every time I lead it I learn something...

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Today we are so fortunate to have a testimony from a former CCO staff, Marlena Loughheed. Marlena served a Vine year with CCO in 2008 and has since gone on to many new adventures including journalism school, an internship with the Holy See's Mission to the United Nations and is currently working for the Office of Public Relations and Communications for the Archdiocese of Toronto. I was 20 when I decided to take time off from my undergraduate degree at the University of Ottawa and apply for the Campus VINE program. I was accepted and assigned to work with a...

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I’m 21 and just graduated from McMaster University. I have an awesome degree – a Bachelor of Arts and Science, with a minor in Philosophy – that allows me to pursue whatever path I wish: med school, law school, grad studies, you name it. Instead, I know with certainty that I am called to dedicate one whole year of my life to working full time as a Catholic missionary: helping university students encounter the profound and intimate love of our Creator. I want every person to experience the relationship with Jesus of Nazareth we are created to be in. I...

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I was asked earlier this week why would I (very busy schedule) travel 600 KM by car, alone to give a talk to 35 people from a small little parish in Espanola ON.  Well, let me tell you! With a mindset of spiritual multiplication I go where the one person is, not necessarily the crowds. It is in the one person that the real potential for impact is found.  I went to Espanola to support one of our students who took it upon her self to lead a summer mission “revive Espanola” (similar to impact Canada) in her home parish. She invited two other...

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Haven't had time to read Pope Francis' first encyclical, Lumen Fidei? No worries, CCO foundress Angele Regnier had it read within a day of its release, and has kindly provided five great lines to whet your appetite. Number One Believing means entrusting oneself to a merciful love which always accepts and pardons, which sustains and directs our lives, and which shows its power by its ability to make straight the crooked lines of our history. LF 13 Number Two Christ’s steadfast love for us, a love capable of embracing death to bring us salvation. This love, which did not recoil...

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