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Summit reflection video on the 2nd Sunday of Advent with Joel Stepanek
Covecrest is more than a retreat center and summer camp. Covecrest is a community of Catholics committed to transforming teens, transforming parishes, and transforming culture. Will you join us?
Hidden Lake is less than 75 miles north of Atlanta, Georgia. It's approximately a 1 hour and 25 minute drive from the city.
This world does not make it easy to be a good man. What we need are good brothers to help us along the way. The Life Teen Men's Retreats are great opportunities for men from all over the country to come together and rise up. With retreats in Tiger, GA and Big Bear, CA, this is a can't-miss retreat for any man looking to grow in their faith.
The annual Life Teen Women's Retreats in Tiger, GA & St. Louis, MO are incredible opportunities for women from all walks of life to come together to be refreshed, reinvigorated and refocused in their faith journey.
God wants to transform your heart every day, but He especially wants to transform it when you encounter Him at Mass.
Let Ascend help prepare your heart to encounter Christ in the readings at Mass.
Advent is here, and we want to help you make the most out of this time of preparation for the coming of the Lord. Let the 2016 Advent Companion guide you through each day with reflections, challenges, and more.
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College Life is a simple online series-based solution to the problem of keeping students connected to their Catholic faith in college.
Bishop Robert Barron is an author, speaker, theologian, and founder of Word on Fire, a global media ministry. Word on Fire reaches millions of people by utilizing the tools of new media to draw people into or back to the Catholic Faith.
Bishop Barron’s pioneering work in evangelizing through the new media led Francis Cardinal George to describe him as “one of the Church’s best messengers.” Bishop Barron is a #1 Amazon bestselling author and has published numerous books, essays, and articles on theology and the spiritual life. He has also appeared on several media outlets including NBC, PBS, FOX News, CNN, and EWTN.
Matt Maher is a GRAMMY nominated artist who transitioned from full-time ministry at his home church to a respected international worship leader and has developed a reputation as a versatile songwriter. Matt’s latest album Saints and Sinners was released March 17th 2015.
Maher has penned songs recorded by Chris Tomlin, Crowder, Third Day, Matt Redman, Hillsong, Passion, Jesus Culture and Bethel among others. In 2013 Maher had a career highlight performing in Rio in front of Pope Francis and a crowd of 3 million people, as well as performing in 2015 in downtown Philadelphia as part of the World Meeting of Families with The Fray, Aretha Franklin, Juanes, Jim Gaffigan, among others.
Audrey Assad is an author, speaker, producer, and critically lauded songwriter and musician. She releases music she calls “soundtracks for prayer” on the label Fortunate Fall Records, which she co-owns with her husband. She is also one half of the pop band LEVV, whose debut EP peaked at #17 on the iTunes Alternative chart.
She was awarded the iTunes Christian Breakthrough Album of the Year in 2010 as she went on to be nominated for two Dove Awards. In 2013, her album Fortunate Fall received many accolades and quickly became a fan favorite- with songs such as “I Shall Not Want” being featured in the New York Times by David Brooks.
Joel Stepanek has been actively and passionately involved in youth ministry for over 10 years. What began as a simple internship in a parish youth ministry office evolved into an incredible adventure that led him on numerous middle school lock ins, high school retreats, and ultimately to meet his wife, Colleen.
Joel is the Director of Resource Development for Life Teen International where he creates engaging youth ministry resources for middle and high school students. He received his Master’s degree in religious education with an emphasis in youth and young adult ministry from Fordham University. Joel is an avid Packer fan, loves cooking, running, and spending time with his wife and kids.