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Rise Up Conference by Anne Mienkowski (Student Campus Minister, Newman Centre)

Rise Up is a five-day conference with 700 young Canadians organized by Christian Catholic Outreach(CCO).It includes various Catholic speakers, mass, adoration, reconciliation, free time and a dinner dance to celebrate the New Year. The theme was Made for Greatnessand many of the speakers discussed how God uses our weakness to make him strong and glorify Him and how in Christ’s weakness we are given new life. 

Street Patrol: Experiences That Change Your Heart by Natalie Doummar

Each month before we go outside for Street Patrol, we engage in a discussion on homelessness. One of the most important items we discuss is that of the humanity of each person we encounter, but last month hit me the hardest. On our walk down, a young man in our group noticed a woman sitting on the opposite side of Yonge Street and suggested we cross to offer her some food.

Being Christian in Pakistan - By Nimble Durrani

My name is Nimble Durrani and I am a Grade 10 student of Jean Vanier Catholic high school in Toronto. I moved recently from Pakistan and thanks to the supportive, encouraging and concerned attitudes of Canadians, I am feeling very much at home here.

Memories of Newman By Sr. Ann McGill


Memories of Newman By Sr. Ann McGill



The Spirit and Strength of Community - By John Kennedy



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