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“The call to serve the poor is an invitation to happiness.” - by Julia Laweh

Father Richard Ho Lung, the Founder of the Missionaries of the Poor Order, once said: “The call to serve the poor is an invitation to happiness.” These words undoubtedly strike us as truly beautiful. However, even as practicing Catholics, do we actually stop to think about the deep meaning behind Father Ho Lung’s invitation to sacrifice our time for those who are less fortunate? 

The Heart and Face of the Father of Mercies - Fr. Fred Chung

Come, Holy Spirit, Enkindle in us the fire of your love! 

Fr. Frederick Yonho Chung, Serra House / St. Augustine’s Seminary at Newman Centre Catholic Parish, University of Toronto

The Heart and Face of the Father of Mercies

New Evangelization in Higher Education - By Erin Kinsella

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. 

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. 

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