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Faith Connections invites young adults 18–39 to engage in opportunities that generate spiritual growth and community building.
We'll help you network with other young adults and put you in touch with young adult ministries.
Through our retreats and programs, we hope to nourish your spirituality, and we can help you find spiritual direction.
As a part of Fontbonne Ministries, we embrace the charism of unity and community taught by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto.
All young adults (19-39) are invited to join us for an evening of thought-provoking conversation on theological topics!
Special guest: Fr. Tom Rosica CSB, CEO, Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation.
The “Week of Prayer for Christian Unity” is Jan 18-25, 2017.
We invite you to pray in solidarity with all Christians:
Triune God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
we thank you for this week of prayer for Christian Unity,
for being together as Christians
and for the different ways
we have experienced your presence.
Let us always praise your holy name together
so that we may continue to grow in unity and reconciliation.
In our work for unity may we be people of reconciliation and peace:
“Where there is hatred, may we sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy.”
We pray this in the name of Christ, whose love compels us.
In our pursuit of holiness, we often encounter God’s command to love. In the sacramental readings in marriage, Paul counsels us that “[Love] bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things” (1 Corinthians 13:7). Pope Francis explores this deeper in Amoris Laetia where he writes “This ‘endurance’ involves not only the ability to tolerate certain aggravations, but something greater: a constant readiness to confront any challenge. It is a love that never gives up, even in the darkest hour” (88).
At the November 15 launch of Faith Connections’ Portraits of Faith: Young Adult Catholics Share their Stories, eighty-five friends and supporters celebrated with the 18 young adult authors (six men, six women and three couples) who hail from across Canada and beyond. The project had its genesis with Joe Sinasac, Publishing Director of Novalis, who noted that Pope Paul VI had described evangelization as most effective when it is done through the sharing of real-life stories. “We wanted,” he said, “to counter-act all the negativity swirling in the world around us about the Church and religious faith in general....Their stories are compelling, inspiring and full of hope and faith...accounts of real people who lived through various ups and downs, some facing very difficult challenges in their lives. A common thread through them all is the faith they share in Jesus Christ and his message of mercy and redemption.”
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