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

My faith as a child was secure. I prayed and was safe in my family and community in Iraq. I was happy and joy filled. I spent much time in the church leading groups and serving others when I was needed and when I wanted. I was free, like most ordinary Catholic children. God was real and faith was an easy part of life. When I was older I moved to Kurdistan. My faith life continued as usual and I made many new Catholic friends and served in the Church. I again led groups and spent much time in the...

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

“The one, who does not love, does not know God, for God is love.” (1John4.) I didn’t know what love was. To me love was a warm and fuzzy feeling and that didn’t exist in my life. When I was 15, my relationship with my Dad got to a point where it seized to exist. It’s like he stopped loving me. I haven’t seen or talk to him since. My dad was a big part of my life. He left a void in my heart. Drinking would give me a false sense of confidence that helped me drop the little...

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

“Why does God exist? What does he have to offer? Why should I listen to him?” These were the questions I constantly asked my self during high school. I was baptized as a catholic but that quickly became irrelevant as I went to a public high school where faith was not loved nor hated. My school was just completely indifferent about the whole thing. Faith didn’t exist there, almost like a black hole that consumed faith. During that time, God felt very distant and I felt he left me. I no longer saw any reason for me to listen to...

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

You know how children sometimes get the general idea of something, but don’t really get the application of it? Like they know that pets need food, but don’t understand that you can’t feed fish ten times a day. Until recently, this is kind of what my faith was like. When I was 12 years old, I attended my first retreat event. I had been raised Catholic, and I thought I was a pretty good Christian, but that day, I experienced a whole new way to approach my faith: a personal relationship with Christ. That evening, during Adoration, there was a...

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

My name is Shantelle Medel and I am a third year student studying health science at SFU. When I arrived at university, I wasn’t happy with anything. My relationships and the way I approached school and life was very far from God and did not bring me happiness. There was a lot of hurt in my heart that I didn’t know how to heal. During the first week on campus, I approached the CCO table because I wanted free candy and a rosary. I ended up signing up for CCO’s first faith study, Discovery.  At the end of every lesson, there...

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