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Calgary, Carleton, Dalhousie / St. Marys, Ottawa, Quebec, Queens, Ryerson, S.F.U., Saskatchewan, Testimony, U.B.C. -

Have you ever known a child that seems to break every single rule they don’t know and when you tell them the rules, they always find some way to break it again by using a loophole? Well unfortunately that was me. Between turning a hairspray can into a flame thrower to getting thrown out of religion class ever Wednesday, I could be quiet a handful. Because of this I grew up in an environment with a large emphasis on following the rules. This led me to the thought that Catholicism was mostly about following a set of rules in order...

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Calgary, Carleton, Dalhousie / St. Marys, Ottawa, Quebec, Queens, Ryerson, S.F.U., Saskatchewan, Testimony, U.B.C. -

Christ has always been a part of my life, but He hasn’t always been the centre of it.  As I was growing up, faith was an important aspect of my family’s life.  We attended Church and I was involved in a Catholic girls’ club, but I still had times where I didn’t understand why I was involved, or why I needed to be at Church.  My little brother, Daniel, is Autistic, and super important to me.  He has always been excited to go to Church every week and he is the reason that I would still go whenever I was...

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Calgary, Carleton, Dalhousie / St. Marys, Ottawa, Quebec, Queens, Ryerson, S.F.U., Saskatchewan, Testimony, U.B.C. -

What is the point of being Catholic? What’s the point of going to mass, of going to the sacraments? What’s the point of being a good person? We’re all going to die anyways. Do we just cease to exist? And all the time and effort we spent trying to do good and live up to the standards of our faith will have been for nothing. This is where I was at when I went to CCO’s National RiseUp conference last Christmas. For the first time, I had realized that I didn’t really know if I believed that God exists. Growing...

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Calgary, Campus, Carleton, Dalhousie / St. Marys, Ottawa, Quebec, Queens, Ryerson, S.F.U., Saskatchewan, Testimony, U.B.C. -

My journey began at my baptism.  I was baptized as a baby but my faith was a choice that my parents made.  I went to church every Sunday with my family and did all the right things like being involved in altar serving, choir, and youth group.  Being Catholic was just something I’d always known and done.  It was during Grade 6 or 7 that I realized that my faith could be more than something I did because my parents expected it of me.  I read a series of young adult Christian fiction novels where the characters in the books...

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Calgary, Carleton, Dalhousie / St. Marys, Ottawa, Quebec, Queens, Ryerson, S.F.U., Saskatchewan, Testimony, U.B.C. -

I was baptized when I was a kid and I attended a Christian Catholic School. I was technically Christian and Catholic my whole life, but my faith was never relevant until 2009 when I encountered God in a powerful way. Before 2009 I thought that I had a contract with Jesus. The contract said that if I was a good man and never hurt anybody I would have the key to heaven and eternal life. I never considered the fact that only my signature was on the contract.  I started what I thought was the pursuit of my happiness, which at the...

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