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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.
Life Teen’s Catholic Youth Ministry Convention has become America’s premier event for everyone involved in parish youth ministry. Why? Maybe it’s because we are different. We believe in practical, comprehensive youth ministry training. But we don’t think that’s enough. That’s why we incorporate elements of a spiritual retreat into the training convention. Because youth ministry isn’t about what you know, it’s Who you know.
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 Laurie Medina
All these changes signal the start of a very important season, but in order to get the best out of Advent, we have to do a little bit more than decking the halls and putting the good silver out.
by Alison Blanchet
Because we wait so much, we can be tempted to think of Advent as just another time spent waiting for something to happen.
by Sophia Swinford
My mind reeled uncontrollably, worrying that I’d forgotten important to-dos, obsessing over interactions from the day, spinning with everything that could go wrong between now and the morning.
by Faith Noah
God has proven time and time again that He’s not going anywhere. Why, then, do we fear the path ahead? Don’t we know He will be waiting for us at the end of the journey, without fail?
by Leah Murphy
So… besides there being more flames present at Mass, what else changes during the Advent season? Well, I’m here to provide you with a few Advent life-hacks, to help you enter a bit more fully into this liturgical season:
by Caitlin Sica
Life is filled with events that that require leaps of faith, trusting in the unknown. A long time ago, a young peasant girl, in the town of Nazareth, took a leap of faith. That girl was Mary.
Do you know what really bugs me about Advent? Or rather, the way people approach Advent? Everyone skips to the end.
by Life Teen
A brand new Life Teen Advent wallpaper for your desktop and phone – “Prepare the Way of the Lord” – designed by Joe Sanchez.
by Emily Pellarin
To encounter people seems to be more than just acknowledging people passing by. It’s something bigger than just waving at people or smiling at them…
by Andy Lesnefsky
This might sound kind of terrible, but I used to think Advent was somewhat pointless. It’s not because I don’t like Advent candles or that I’m the Grinch.