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Back to School Shouldn’t be Blue

By: Dolores Hinckley, RHC Print Cooordinator               Right now, you might be thinking: Starting college is the best thing that's happened to me — or the worst. I did not like my first few... Continue Reading →

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FOCUS Series: FOCUS on What Matters

[For the first post in our FOCUS series, click here.] By: Kassandra Leal, UF FOCUS Missionary   Move out of apartment, check. Five weeks of FOCUS New Staff Training (NST), check. Three weeks serving on mission in Brazil, check. All... Continue Reading →

The Final Countdown

               No one wants to admit how much time is left of Summer 2k17 but the truth of the matter is that, it’s not a lot. In less than a month we’ll be moving... Continue Reading →

FOCUS series: How FOCUS Showed Me to Live My Life to the Fullest in Jesus

             FOCUS ( Fellowship of Catholic University Students) changed my life in college. It introduced me to the person of Jesus Christ and gave me tangible ways of living a friendship with Him. That led... Continue Reading →

FOCUS Series: We Are Not as Strong as We Think We Are

By: Drew Decker, FOCUS Missionary               I think it's fair to say every Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) missionary enters their first year on campus with a bit of swagger in their step.... Continue Reading →

Easter Traditions: More Than Candy and Colored Eggs

After our time of reflection and prayer, our Lenten journey ends with the celebration of Easter! It is a celebration of new life where families come together to have fun by going on Easter egg hunts, dying hardboiled eggs, and... Continue Reading →

Prayer Over Playlists: My Annual Lenten Journey

Every year as Lent begins, I close the Spotify app and make a promise not to listen to music until Easter. No, I don’t plug my ears anytime I hear music anywhere, but I do refrain from plugging in my... Continue Reading →

The True Meaning of St. Patrick’s Day

It’s amazing to see that Saint Patrick’s feast day is celebrated internationally by many different cultures and peoples, but his popularity may not always be for the right reasons—many that participate celebrate not for Saint Patrick’s sake, but for the... Continue Reading →

How I Found Our Lady in Sicily

Every few years since the age of six, I’ve gone to Italy to see my family. My mother’s side lives on that small rock, kicked by the Italian boot, we call Sicily. There, between the ages of six and 19,... Continue Reading →

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