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Dare to let God surprise you! by Bruno Mariani

Dear friends, I am Bruno Mariani from Brazil, a former Student Campus Minister at Newman.

During an Industrial Engineering exchange program at U of T, I met this "Catholic home away from home" – near the end of my graduation. The perfect place and time to discern God’s call. 

THEOLOGY OF THE BODY EXPERIENCE- by Daniela Ponce

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.

Y.T.O.L. by Damian Chechlacz

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.

Street Patrol - By Idan Bergman, Student Board Member, Hillel University of Toronto

The Torah instructs us to pay special attention to those in our midst who are in need. As Jewish students on campus, we have a responsibility to look beyond our campus community to assist these individuals.

Made for Greatness by Myra Caballero

I started my second university degree and it has been such a whirlwind. Being immersed in such an academically intense environment often gives me tunnel vision with my sights solely fixed on my future career. Every now and then I need someone or something to remove the blinders from my eyes and help me regain perspective on my true priorities. Through the encouragement of my sister and the support of the Newman Centre, I was recently able to attend the CCO’s Rise Up conference in Montreal.

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