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South American trip an eye-opener for Brisbane teens

Peruvian adventure

SILENCE struck 16 Catholic school students when they gazed at the list of 70,000 people killed or abducted in Lima up to three decades ago. Peruvians call the monument, “The Eye that Cries”. It preserves the memory of thousands who were killed or disappeared when terrorists roamed the city in the 1980s and 1990s. Immortalised on one of the 70,000 stones ... Read More »

Nikki’s sharing the beauty and peace of the Cathedral

Nikki Limpin

NIKKI Limpin is a young woman on a mission.  It’s a mission to share her passion for life and faith to God with the others. The 25-year-old geology student at QUT Garden’s Point campus, Brisbane has fallen in love with the rich history and character that surrounds St Stephen’s Cathedral and is one of the youngest to put her hand ... Read More »

Million-dollar start-up founder heads homeless cause

Jordan Grives Vinnies CEO Sleepout Ambassador

JORDAN Grives never gets tired of proving millennials are more than just savvy tech-heads with a hunger for the million-dollar lifestyle. The 26-year-old c0-founded telecommunications business Fonebox when he was just 18, and is estimated to be making $10 million profit this coming financial year. But it’s where the young business owner puts his money that is earning him a respectful reputation as ... Read More »

Talisha’s taking the high road

By Emilie Ng IPSWICH’S rising netball star hasn’t graduated yet but she’s already planning a future helping indigenous people overcome shame and mental illnesses.  Talisha Thompson, a proud Aboriginal Year 12 student from St Peter Claver College, Riverview, and one of Queensland’s top indigenous netball players, has dreams of being a psychologist to help indigenous people. “My mum always said, ... Read More »

New songs for Mary

MUSICIAN James Doig believes a specific Marian devotion has been his family’s source of hope in “dark times”. “We have a strong connection to the Morning Star,” Mr Doig, 28, said. “She’s been a source of hope for my family in dark times.” The source of hope is also the title for a new Marian CD arranged by Mr Doig ... Read More »

Bringing teens to life

By Emilie Ng WHEN Steve Allgeyer got his first job as a youth minister 20 years ago, he was ready to “throw some pizza at kids” running wild in a gymnasium. But the now vice-president of a popular American youth movement Life Teen was about to find out his expectations of youth ministry were too low. “About 20 years ago ... Read More »

Ignite lights faith on fire

By Emilie Ng SCHOOL’S back for another term and there’s a flock of Catholic students ready to bring Jesus into the schoolyard. Catholic student Amelia Harman, 15, left a Catholic youth event last weekend with a renewed heart to evangelise her school. Miss Harman was one of 1300 young people from across Australia and New Zealand in Brisbane for Ignite ... Read More »

Facebook falls flat on teens

By Emilie Ng TEENAGERS might have an addiction to Facebook but a group of young Catholics believe the virtual obsession hasn’t made it easier to connect personally with youth. Leaders from the Burleigh Heads parish youth group have been trying to connect with teenagers from the local high schools through Facebook. Matt Lam, a medical student from Bond University and ... Read More »

Young men take up the call

TWO young men including a former Brisbane accountant publicly accepted a year of poverty, chastity and obedience as religious brothers last month. Brother James Hodge, who is a former student from Marist College, Rosalie, and Brother Jack O’Sullivan made their first professions with the Marist Brothers on August 20. They promised themselves to the order before 120 brothers, family and ... Read More »

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