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Testimony

True stories of faith, healing, overcoming, and conversion

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 would find myself moving, but I would lose vision as to Who I am moving towards. It’s as though there is this fog, a haze in my mind and heart. There is a numbn...

November 9, 2019

Photo by Josh Applegate

It’s almost two years since I first went to the Traditional Latin Mass. Some friends from Western University’s Newman Catholic Students Club invited me to go on a road trip to Holy Angels Parish in St. Thomas, Ontario. I had never attended the Tridentine liturgy, having grown up with the vernacular Mass, also known as the liturgy of Paul VI, the Novus Ordo or the Ordinary Form of the Mass, which was a pr...

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 thought until I discovered nearly two years ago what it’s actually like to be a young catholic single student. But what I didn’t know at the time, is that it would hel...

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 Sisters of Life came to visit our chaplaincy in Kingston, and I had a chance to talk to one of them. I told her how I hated that I can’t return the love of the Cross...

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. Christmas had gotten old. 

It certainly could have been worse for me. Though I was away from my immediate family, I had extended family and many friends...

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 graduated from Queen's with a degree in Urban Planning. Read our first Q&A here. 

CM: What did you find hardest about staying faithful to the Catholic Chur...

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 for Salt + Light Media

CM: What did you find hardest about staying faithful to the Catholic Church during your time at university? 

Emilie: Many of my friends s...

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 finished up my freshman year of college, recently broken up with my second boyfriend, and yet my heart still was trying to get over my first love. No not my first bo...

March 24, 2018

Photo credits to Enjuley Evers

A few months ago, a friend said something to me that really stuck:

“You know, sometimes you’re not very good at letting yourself be loved.”

I forget the situation that warranted this comment, but the words have continuously resurfaced in my mind since the moment she said them. My first instinct was to argue – but I stopped. How could I be bad at letting myself be loved??

I think I understand it bette...

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 extraordinary in the ordinary, but also the ordinary in the extraordinary.

In January of this year, I was part of a team that brought the major relic - the incor...

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