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Spiritual resistance in a concentration camp

Concentration camp survivor Vera Schiff.

Written by Jed de los Reyes, Youth Speak News
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Catholic Register

Most 16-year-olds worry about getting good grades and maintaining friendships. Vera Schiff's main concern was to stay alive.

Nourishing body and spirit with healthy foods

Photo by Vanessa Santilli

Written by Vanessa Santilli, The Catholic Register
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you that you have from God and you are not your own, Faith Connections program director Vanessa Nicholas-Schmidt told participants at the Keeping the Temple Healthy event April 14. “Glorify God in body and spirit,” said Nicholas-Schmidt, quoting Corinthians. “All things are lawful for me, but not all things are beneficial. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be dominated by anything."

Vanessa inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu

It is a testament to the ways that the Sisters of St. Joseph, have encouraged me and formed me in their Ignatian Charism

On Feb. 15, 2012, Vanessa Nicholas-Schmidt, Program Director Faith Connections, was one of the participants inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu, the International Jesuit Honour Society. The ceremony took place at Toronto’s Regis College in the chapel. Mass commenced at 1:30 p.m. and was followed by the ceremony at 2:30 p.m. after which all celebrated at a reception.

All inductees took the following Alpha Sigma Nu Pledge:

Politicians can't just shed their faith

Written by Luc Rinaldi, The Catholic Register
Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012

The separation of church and state is a concept engrained in the identity and culture of Western democracy as a means of protecting religion, not eliminating it, according to the Very Rev. Lois Wilson.

But that definition has become less and less believable, Wilson told a few dozen young adults gathered in downtown Toronto at a Theology on Tap event that questioned what role religion should play in forming the public policy of a secular state.

Fontbonne Ministries Honours its Volunteers

Sixty-seven people attended the Volunteer Appreciation Brunch on Sunday, May 1st, 2011 at Fontbonne Place and celebrated with the Sisters involved in the ministries, pictured above. The event offered the volunteers of all Fontbonne Ministries programs a chance to socialize, gather for brunch and hear from Fontbonne Ministries' Board Chair, Sister Thérèse Meunier, and the Sister-Directors of each program. Another cause for celebration was the fact that the Sisters of St.

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