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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 home to an incredible Catholic community, gorgeous views, welcoming meeting spaces and so much more. Dedicated to leading teens closer to Christ, we hope you'll be welcomed home to Hidden Lake soon.
The Steubenville Youth Conferences, an outreach of Franciscan University of Steubenville, are a series of 24 conferences across North America that help teens encounter the love of Christ every summer. Each summer, Life Teen hosts several Steubenville Youth Conferences with the hopes of strengthening and inspiring teens and youth groups in their collective journeys to Christ.
We are offered a future full of hope. That future, however, will not simply arrive at our doorstep. We must co-labor with Christ as he speaks hope into this world. A future of hope starts with the youth of today. They are tomorrow’s prophets and apostles, developers and doctors, teachers and preachers, athletes and artists, mystics and martyrs. How they are shaped today will be how they shape tomorrow.
There are many women who are a vital part of salvation history and their stories are critical parts of Sacred Scripture. This scriptural devotion will inspire young women to raise their heads along with Mary, Martha, Lydia, and Esther and look into the eyes of Jesus, the God who loves deeply and perfectly.
You are going to make thousands of decisions today and one of them might change your life. Are you confident that what you want and what God want are the same thing? Don’t leave it up to chance - leave it in the hands of the Holy Spirit.
Edge helps middle schoolers unleash who they were created to be, in Christ.
Life Teen strengthens our teens' Catholic identity, while rooting them firmly in Christ and in His Church.
by Christina Mead
The great power we have is at the tip of our fingers. We can say anything we want and not have to say it to someone’s face.
It breaks my heart a little bit to hear those complaints because that’s not the God I know and love.
If a person, or group of people who associate themselves with the Church have treated you poorly… well then you and I need to forgive them together. It wasn’t accurate. It wasn’t how the Church has ever encouraged them to treat you.
What’s the “Jesus way” of dealing with brokenness, sin, and pain? Jesus’ answer to sin and pain is to love the person in front of Him.
I know now that these ideas about what makes a “real man” was heavily influenced by the entertainment I was choosing to consume. But at the time I had no idea how far off it was from the reality of a living, breathing, mature man.
I want to share some of that wisdom with you. Here are a couple short quotes from his letters that have left a lasting impact on me.
We have to stop talking about sex as the greatest good, and virginity as the mark of a good Catholic girl because that is a lie.
He is not safe… but he is good. The way those words encapsulate the mystery of God’s love is so powerful to me.
With all the fame you’d think Gabby would be too-cool-for-everything. But she’s an incredibly down to earth, God-loving, young woman who’s not that different from you (or mostly me I guess… she loves listening to T-Swift and eating Chick-Fil-A which are two of my favorite pastimes).
Last night my boyfriend walked up to me and shut my iPad. “Please hang out and talk with me!” he implored… begging me to pause the TV show that has been eating up all my free time. In that moment, I had a choice. I could say no, claim I […]