Tag: spiritual life

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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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The Making of the Holy Family

by Genevieve Especkerman  My dear brothers and sisters, the season of Advent is here! And what an exciting and joyful time it is. Unlike Lent, this season of Advent is not a season of penance, but of wholehearted and joyful preparation for the coming of Jesus at Christmas! In John 3:16-17, it says for God

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Where is God in the Waiting?

by Cheong Jiarong At every day, hour and second, we are waiting for God to reveal His plans for us. When we call out to Him in our prayers and frustrations, we are waiting for a direction from Him. In our struggles, we await His response. Perhaps we may think we are not necessarily waiting

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The Struggle is Real

by Micaela Arriola  No one can escape the experience of suffering. When we first learn composition writing, our teachers introduce a story arc – Introduction, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, Resolution -, and in every story, the struggle (Rising Action) is essential. We learn that it is absolutely necessary for making a story good, so

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Seasons of Growth Series: Putting the Discipline in Discipleship

by Jonathan Justin Chng Whenever you watch your favourite athlete, let’s say Messi or Ronaldo, what do you notice? Are you impressed by their skills in soccer? Are you in awe of how they are able to curve that ball into the goal post? No doubt, these athletes have the skill and talent to pull off

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Seasons of Growth Series: Finding True Riches in Poverty

by Revelation 22 In the Rosary, “poverty of spirit” is described as the spiritual fruit from reflecting on the Third Joyful Mystery, the Nativity of our Lord. What is poverty of spirit? We may imagine that it refers to sacrifice or carrying of our crosses, resulting in us feeling down in spirits. Yet, in the Gospel of

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Living a Life of Discipleship

by Sandra Elizabeth Yim (second from left) We’re all probably familiar with the story of the five loaves and two fishes (John 6): how Jesus took the bread and fish offered by a little boy, gave thanks to God and distributed it to thousands of people with 12 baskets of leftovers to spare. Everyone knows

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Constant Conversion: An Everyday Guide

by Sarah Rachel Teo I attended the Awaken conversion retreat in 2013 because the new Catholic friends I had met in polytechnic were also going for it and I wanted to be with them. This spurred my desire to serve in my parish youth community, polytechnic community, and in catechetical ministry as a facilitator.  But

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TESTIMONY & THANKSGIVING

Testimony & Thanksgiving: The Joy of Discipleship

by Joshua Tan Following Jesus is hard work, but it is work that is full of joy. Before the School of Christian Leadership (SOCL), I had forgotten about the joy; I only looked at how hard being a disciple was. I started my second semester last year optimistic about growing in faith. I committed to

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St Peter and Paul, The Indispensable Men of the Church.

Written by Marcus Yee The journey from discipleship to being apostles can seem like such an intimidating yet desirable movement of our lives. There is also no doubt that this journey is one that is arduous, challenging, and life-long. As we embark on this seemingly impossible walk towards God through our lives, I feel very

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