Category: UNIVERSITY

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Rooted in Christ alone

by Jonathan Kwok, NUS Business Graduate  Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth – Col 3:2 Hi everyone, I am Jonathan Kwok and I am a year 4 business student. Life before encountering who is the Lord was wild times. To put into perspective of my relationship

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KICKSTART

Community: Heaven on Earth

Written by Jasmine Gowidjaja Before coming to university, I thought that my faith had to be a stand-alone— something private that only consisted of my relationship with God. Even then, I still wanted to be in a community so that I can be grounded in my faith as I begin this new phase of life. However,

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Faithful in the Battle

The Foundation of My Faith Growing up a cradle catholic, I was exposed to the faith from a young age. However, my faith was lukewarm at best. The turning point of my faith life was during a catechism retreat, where I mustered the courage to go for one of the most powerful confessions of my

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KICKSTART

Testimony & Thanksgiving: Community As My Source of Joy and Strength

by Anna Tseng Anna from SMU Fides shares her experience of God’s unceasing faithfulness and how her community has been her source of joy and strength! Read her testimony below. Before coming into Kickstart, I was a typical Sunday Catholic who was comfortable with doing the bare minimum. Growing up as a cradle Catholic, I

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TESTIMONY & THANKSGIVING

Testimony & Thanksgiving: Combined University Retreat 2020

University students came together to pray and prepare for the coming of Jesus from 15 to 18 December. The retreat was held both over Zoom and in person, with cell groups meeting in appropriate groups of 4 to share and fellowship. We share some snippets of their experiences with you here! “I came into CUR

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TESTIMONY & THANKSGIVING

Testimony & Thanksgiving: Grounded in the Lord

by Brendan Ng, Cambridge University (second from left, back row) Growing up as a cradle Catholic, I knew about God but was never convinced that He existed. He was just fiction. All this changed when I attended SOCL. Back in primary school, whenever I received any exam results, my dad would always compare them to those

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TESTIMONY & THANKSGIVING

Testimony & Thanksgiving: He Doesn’t Leave Me Where He Found Me

by Trina Chong, NTU (bottom left) Prior to SOCL, I had a rather lukewarm relationship with the Lord. I didn’t have a strong desire to pursue Him any more than my weekly CG and RCIY sessions. My resistance didn’t only come from the fact that I found other things more interesting, but in hindsight, it

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TESTIMONY & THANKSGIVING

Testimony & Thanksgiving: Masterpiece of God

Hello! I am Eric, entering Year 2 in SUSS, studying Human Resource Management. If I were to describe my life before SOCL, I would say it was alright. My prayer life consisted of me having routine prayer, watching spiritual videos and reading spiritual books. During exam period, it is only natural to have a “stronger

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TESTIMONY & THANKSGIVING

Testimony & Thanksgiving: Finding my purpose in God

Hi my name is Natalie or more commonly known as nat or natty. I’m Y1 going to Y2 in NUS and I’m studying medicine. I was facing a period of spiritual dryness before SOCL. Ever since I entered uni, I was filled with so much thirst to seek validation. Med school was a crazy competitive

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KICKSTART

KICKSTART: Finding True Joy

by Brian Janelle Sanio, NUS CSS In the past, I never acknowledged the need for a Catholic community. I strongly believed that all I ever needed was my family and a private relationship with God. Past experiences with other retreats filled me with lies that introverted people like myself can never receive anything from such

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BULLETIN

Testimony & Thanksgiving: Onwards to Christ!

by Isabella Liu Hi guys!! My name is Isabella and I am a second-year medical student. Back in my first year, I was very eager and excited to try everything. I desperately wanted to be the cool kid and I wanted to be liked by everyone, and so I said yes to everything. I relied

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OYP Family – SG Catholic Students in Europe

Jesus makes the first move. “He does not demand great actions from us, but simply surrender and gratitude.” – St. Therese of Lisieux I was born into a Catholic family and through catechism, I learnt the basics of my faith. Although I served in the choir ministry and thought that I had sufficient knowledge of

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UNIVERSITY

OYP Family – Private Universities Catholic Community

by Jacey Leong (right), Murdoch University – Kaplan Singapore I spent two years without being in any community. Within these 2 years, I left 2 parish communities because I did not feel as though the Lord was calling me to those communities. While I left, I patiently waited on the Lord to reveal the community

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Testimony – Singapore Catholic Students in Europe

by Julia Goh, CGL  How wonderful, freeing and peaceful it is to live knowing that we are all deeply and utterly loved by the Creator of the universe? Someone so powerful, but who treasures you as a Father does, His beloved child. My testimony is not one of grand gestures or a miraculous conversion, but

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KICKSTART

Testimony & Thanksgiving: He Fills My Days with Joy

by Ignasia Hanny, SUTD As a child, I loved the verse from Matthew 19:14 where Jesus said, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them; for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven”. God has always been a super-hero kind of figure that is also my best friend at the same time.

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OYP Family – CS Testimony

Throughout my whole life I have always strived to find my worth in the things of this world, mainly in my academics, sports & leadership achievements and in relationships with the people around me. In 2016, I hit rock bottom when what I thought was my whole world, collapsed. I didn’t do well for my

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OYP Family – SMU FIDES

Just a year ago before joining Fides, I was, as people would call it, a Sunday Catholic. After confirmation, I was barely in church. I was contented with fulfilling my basic obligations as a Catholic, going for weekend mass, obligation masses, and for confession twice a year. I was also leading a very dichotomous life.

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OYP Family – CSS Testimony

I was first introduced to the law cell group at CSS FOC in 2017, just as I was about to enter university. I always remember my time at FOC as a very warm welcome to the campus community in NUS. I’ve never been very close to my parish community and the concept of “kingdom friendships”

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OYP Family – CSA Testimony

This is the truth: I am a beloved son of God. How did I claim this identity? How has it spurred me forward to live this out in university and how can I be a light for the people I meet? Through my early years and up to a year ago, I believed I had a

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KICKSTART

KICKSTART: God Welcomes Me Home

by Nevin Pang, SIT Before Kickstart, I was a lukewarm Catholic, going for Sunday masses for the sake of obligation and not keeping Christ in the centre of my life as I fell deeper and deeper into the ways of the world. During Kickstart, I felt that it was a wake-up call for me to

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