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Full Blown Missionary Mode — reblog from padua hall

I’ve been caught in the trap of education as a way to conversion, but deep in my heart I know that this isn’t the case. Belonging before believing is the key, as Robert McCarty from NCCYM says. But that’s a story for another time. Pleas enjoy a blog post from a friend from college, Emilie.… Continue reading Full Blown Missionary Mode — reblog from padua hall

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Hope beyond Loneliness and Despair: A Reflection on World Youth Day

Another World Youth Day post. This one is out of order, but it’s been tugging on my heart, so I have to get it out there. While I was in Poland, it took me a good while to adjust to things: where was I supposed to lead, and when was I supposed to follow? Why… Continue reading Hope beyond Loneliness and Despair: A Reflection on World Youth Day

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How suffering can make you stronger

I read an article yesterday called “Why life is too short to suffer,” and while I agree with the argument, I disagree with the ultimate conclusion: Life is not too short to suffer. Let me add a caveat: suffering without meaning is fruitless. Suffering with purpose is redemptive. The original post (check it out here)… Continue reading How suffering can make you stronger

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Saint Maximilian Kolbe story and sketch

Saint Maximilian Kolbe is one of my favorite saints, and it’s his feast day today! Here are 3 quick pointers about him, in case you’ve never heard of him before: He loved Jesus and Mary, like, a lot. He started a Marian devotion community in order to learn to love Jesus as his Mother did.… Continue reading Saint Maximilian Kolbe story and sketch