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November 15, 2019

Photo by Katie Moretta

One of the greatest issues I combat in the spiritual life is the drawing in of myself in a bland sentiment of being content.

I realize that often, a major stumbling block we face in our pursuit of sainthood is numbness.

In this earthly pilgrimage, I...

June 20, 2019

 Photo by Katie Moretta 

I am 19, finishing my second year of college, and single. Being a young catholic should make me the number-one candidate for community activities, and for getting involved in my parish whenever they need some help. At least, that’s what I though...

March 10, 2019

 Photo by Katie Moretta

Calvary flattens me.

When I look upon the cross, all the crutches of my own self-reliance start to splinter. I feel my own incapacity to return God’s love so acutely that the only relief is to look away. But I can’t look away.

In the fall, the Sist...

December 22, 2018

 Photo by Lauren Schroth

It was my first Christmas away from home. 

At work I’d heard several co-workers talk about how they were “sick of Christmas”, or Christmas-ed out.  We were closing in on the 25thand they spoke ofhow they couldn’t wait for it all to be over. Chris...

September 13, 2018

As many young Catholics head back to school, The Catholic Millennial will be sharing the insight of Catholics who have experienced the challenges of secular campuses. Our second Q&A is with Nico Church, who did his Bachelors of Arts at the University of Ottawa, then gr...

September 6, 2018

As many young Catholics head back to school, The Catholic Millennial will be sharing the insight of Catholics who have experienced the challenges of secular campuses. Our first Q&A is with Emilie, who studied Theatre and French at the University of Ottawa and now works...

May 29, 2018

 Photo via Nicole Ervin

Through your life there are moments which are pivotal in your spiritual and personal growth. For me, one of those moments occurred during my pilgrimage to Lourdes, France on route to Madrid, Spain for World Youth Day (WYD) in 2011.

I had just fini...

March 17, 2018

There certainly isn’t anything normal about carrying a 465 year old arm across Canada for a month. And frankly, it does seem pretty weird. But perhaps the greatest thing I learned from my month with St. Francis Xavier is that in the Christian life, we find not only the...

February 17, 2018

 Photo credits to Katie Moretta

I do not let go easily.

It might be genetics—my grandma is a hoarder, bless her heart. You should see our basement: glass jars, plastic containers, wrapping paper.

For me, its emotions, feelings, and what ifs. I get emotionally attached eas...

January 27, 2018

 Photo credits to Laura Anne via CCO

Editor's Note: Rise Up is a conference run by Catholic Christian Outreach (CCO) that takes place over New Years annually in Canada. This year, it also marked the beginning of an amazing pilgrimage: the right hand of St Francis Xavier...

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"Do not let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity." 

-1 Timothy 4:12

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