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Students at the Front line of the New Evangelization: Modern Day Martyrs

By Greg

On August 11, 2012 Bishop Malone of New York outlined the need for modern day martyrs. So how can one be a martyr, especially a high school or a university student?  When thinking about martyrdom we assume that it requires death. The greatest martyrs throughout Christian history willingly and without hesitation gave their lives up for the sake of Truth. Martyrdom does not solely require death; it requires striving for sainthood. 

On Saints, Grace, and Patience

By Natasha

Recently, I have been reading a lot about saints, and how God worked in such amazing ways in their lives. In addition to their amazing faith and dedication, what strikes me lately is how all of their lives were so different. From Padre Pio to Blessed Pier Giorgio, and Mother Teresa to St. Thérèse of Lisieux (for a great blog post on the Little Way of St. Thérèse, check out this post at Experimental Theology), God had a unique plan for each and every one of these children of His. And so it is for us.

The Year of Faith - Can I Live it Out?

By Sarah

Beginning today, October 11, this liturgical year will be called the Year of Faith. The Year of Faith comes at a critical point in my life. From my previous life experiences, faith was first and foremost something that I learned about at school, and subsequently strove to live out. I completed all of my elementary and secondary education in Catholic institutions in Ontario, surrounded by other Catholics and a religious education curriculum. I also completed an Honours Bachelor of Science degree at St. Michael's College, which is by tradition the Catholic college at the University of Toronto (U of T). In this undergraduate degree, I made sure to continue to study religion by completing a minor in Christianity and Culture.

Stay Here and Keep Watch With Me: A Reflection on Nuit Blanche

By Sonal 

On the 29th of September, when most of Toronto was celebrating Nuit Blanche, many of us at the Newman Centre participated in the festivities in a different way.

On Being Little Flowers: The New Evangelization and the Example of St. Therese of Lisieux

Today, October 1st, is the Feast Day of St. Therese of Lisieux. St. Therese is one of my favourite saints. Her “little way” is about doing small things with great love. St. Therese made even the smallest tasks she had to do in the convent ways to show her love for God—not by striving to do these tasks perfectly, but by embracing her imperfection.


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