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Highschoolers plug into renewed faith

IS it what one camper described as the “phenomenal” food? Is it the “contagiously fun” outdoor water activities? Is it the chance to “openly express” faith in God through prayer and worship? It’s all of the above and more as high schoolers from Brisbane archdiocese and beyond once again unplugged from social media to connect with the Ignite Summer Camp, ... Read More »

God’s promises are transforming

By Alessia Harris Promise. It’s a special theme that has touched my life as a Catholic – the promises God gave His people as recorded in the Bible. That great “Promise” was also the theme for the Ignite Summer Camp 2016 at Mt Tamborine from January 14-17. As it was my first Ignite Summer Camp experience, I didn’t know what ... Read More »

Brisbane Catholics add voice to national youth council

Youth council

TWO young Catholics from Brisbane have been chosen to work with the Australia’s bishops to “get a pulse” on issues and trends affecting young people. Brisbane Maronite community youth leader Shawn Torbey and St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland state youth manager Cassandra Bull are among the four young Catholics picked for an advisory council to the Australian bishops. David ... Read More »

Gus and Iggy fuse saints in music

Gus and Iggy

ST Augustine and St Ignatius lived more than 1000 years apart, but their extraordinary conversions have inspired two young Catholics to unite the holy heroes in music. Musicians Marilyn Ng, 24, and Louisa Court, 22, both originally from Sydney, go by the rock indie duo Gus and Iggy, named in memory of “two of history’s greatest minds”. “It came about because ... Read More »

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 »

Australia’s Oratory receives burst of youth

Seminarians for the Australian Oratory

YOUNG Catholic seminarians have almost outnumbered the priests making their home in Australia’s first Oratory. The Brisbane Oratory in Formation welcomed Brisbane men Matthew Buckley, now known as Br Peter, and Conor Power to the community in September. Br Peter is a qualified civil engineer, and was a former member of the University of Queensland’s Newman Society and helped start ... 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 »

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