Lent- A Call to Prepare Our Hearts

So this little season called Lent is coming up. 'Tis the season amirite? Lent is one of my favourite seasons, in fact, if I dare say, it is the New Year’s of the Christian faith. It is a time to give up a vice – or better yet, take on

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

Fr. Jonathan Blake, Spiritual Director Reflections on the 2015 Army Run. How about a little theology à la Daft Punk?! “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” is a song by French duo Daft Punk. The single was first released on October 13th, 2001. A live version of "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" was

Central Ultreya Reflection: Modesty

A Challenger sent this reflection along on the theme of the last central ultreya - Modesty: Last week I was extremely excited to go to Ultreya to hear the talk about modesty. As a lifetime Catholic who only recently rediscovered my faith, I am now constantly trying to learn more

Weekend 162: The Greatest of These is Love

A Challenger on the last weekend (October 24-26) sent this reflection along on our theme - "The Greatest of these is Love": Jesus’ crucifixion was necessary, but not mandatory. What does this mean? God the Father did not have to send his only son Jesus, to save us. But he

From the Desk of the Lay Director: October 2014

My Dear Fellow Challengers, Something that has been on my mind fairly recently is prayer, specifically intentions in personal prayer. I think that we can all agree that for the most part regular personal prayer can be a real challenge because of our busy schedules and often distracted dispositions. However,