From May 23-25, I participated in a conference at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania along with more than 250 others who work in university settings. It was entitled “The New Evangelization in Higher Education”, and brought together excellent keynote presenters and workshop speakers to help unpack Pope Francis’ vision of the New Evangelization as it applies to young adults in post-secondary institutions.
When I decided to go to the Newman Centre’s Theology of the Body retreat I didn’t know what to expect. Theology of the Body is a topic that I have heard before in many different places and casual conversations, but before this retreat, I had never had the opportunity to listen to someone as expert in the subject as Marcel Le Jeune talking about it.
These are the four letters that constitute the acronym for the very Catholic youth movement that radically transformed my life. These four letters symbolize my beginnings in the Catholic faith; these letters are representative of my loftiest spiritual highs as well as my deepest struggles in the faith; they bring to mind my family in Christ, the same friends that walked with me through all the peaks and valleys of my life. YTOL.