Youth
 
 

 
Kintore College: Home Away from Home

Kintore College is an all-female student residence located in downtown Toronto. It is a home away from home that offers an excellent environment for study. It also seeks to meet the needs of students by providing laundry, meals, career guidance, social life, philosophy classes, as well as faith and spirituality. Kintore College is partly managed by Opus Dei, a personal Prelature of the Roman Catholic Church.
Publish date: 2019 - 10 - 5


 
A Burning Heart for Souls: St. Francis Xavier

In January 2018, a precious relic of St. Francis Xavier - his right forearm which he used to baptize more than 100,000 people - was on tour across Canada. One of the churches even attracted 13,000 people to venerate the relic in one day. Fountain of Grace takes a look at the life of St. Francis Xavier, as well as Catholic Christian Outreach - the group of modern missionaries that organized the relic pilgrimage.
Publish date: 2019 - 9 - 7


 
Explorers of Beauty: Joining Children on the Spiritual Journey

Children are naturally more perceptive to faith due to their innocence and humility. As parents accompany their children on their spiritual journey, not only do they draw closer to their children, they are also drawn closer to God. Federation of North-American Explorers (FNE) not only helps kids encounter Jesus, it also provides opportunities for parents to walk alongside their kids on their faith journey.
Publish date: 2019 - 8 - 22


 
Explorers of Beauty: Adventures in the Outdoors

An increasing number of studies show that overusing electronics can cause harm. In this age of gadgets, many children are drawn to social media and video games, how can we help them to live a healthier lifestyle? Through outdoor activities, service to the community, and leadership development, Federation of North-American Explorers (FNE) helps children grow physically and spiritually, and mostly importantly, to encounter Jesus.
Publish date: 2019 - 8 - 15


 
The Sound of Gospel Music

The Veritas Cup Chinese Hymn-Composing Competition gathers Chinese musicians across the world to compose faith-inspired music of different styles, so as to draw people to God. Fountain of Grace takes you to Macau for this event and get to know the musicians as well as their great music.
Publish date: 2019 - 6 - 13


 
Pope Francis: Way of the Cross is the school of Christian life

(CNA/EWTN News) Everyone should pray the Stations of the Cross, Pope Francis said Wednesday, revealing that he always has with him a pocket-size book of “Via Crucis” meditations to pray with when he has a spare moment.
Publish date: 2019 - 1 - 31


 
A Journey from Head to Heart

Two groups of teenagers and young adults went to volunteer in Ukraine and Tanzania respectively. What did they experience while volunteering abroad?
Publish date: 2018 - 12 - 22


 
Transformed by Faith

You only live once. Is it possible to turn life around after making a terrible mistake? Hawkins, who is in his early 30s, once hit rock bottom in his early years. Through his unwavering faith in God, he has rediscovered his purpose in life.
Publish date: 2018 - 9 - 15


 
Friends for Life

Entering university is an important milestone for young people. However, it is precisely during this stage of life that many young Catholics leave the faith. Fountain of Grace takes a look at how Joint University Chinese Catholic Community (JUCCC) and Newman Centre at the University of Toronto provides spiritual support to Catholics on campus.
Publish date: 2018 - 8 - 25


 
InSpirEd 2

Benedictine spirituality, Ignatian spirituality, and Franciscan spirituality are three major Catholic spiritual traditions. Fountain of Grace takes a look at how they are incorporated in inSpirEd , a curriculum designed by Fr. Thomas Kwan, which helps foster adolescent development.
Publish date: 2018 - 8 - 18


 
Pope Francis: If we do not oppose evil, we feed it tacitly

(CNA/EWTN News) It is not enough for Catholics to not do bad things, they must counter evil by actively living out charity in the performance of good deeds, Pope Francis told young people and others in St. Peter’s Square Sunday.
Publish date: 2018 - 8 - 16


 
InSpirEd 1

Many parents and teachers are concerned about school grades. However, is it equally important to ensure students have the skills to manage their emotions and have proper values cultivated in them? Fountain of Grace takes a look at inSpirEd, a curriculum built upon Catholic spirituality, to see how it helps in adolescent development.
Publish date: 2018 - 8 - 11


 
Pope Francis: The greatest danger modern youth face is the temptation to mediocrity

(CNA/EWTN News) Pope Francis said Wednesday that the greatest danger modern youth face is not the array of problems that surround them, but rather, the temptation to mediocrity – preferring to stay immobile rather than making a leap toward the next step.
Publish date: 2018 - 6 - 14


 
Finding Christ in the Eucharist

A group of youth witnesses their passion in prayer and Eucharistic adoration, their strong feelings towards the Eucharist, and their experience in building an intimate relationship with Christ and in discerning their vocation.
Publish date: 2018 - 6 - 2


 
Passion Play – A Youth’s Portrayal

Good Friday commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. For youths at St. Joseph the Worker parish, this is also a day on which they will showcase the Passion Play which they have spent months to prepare. Fountain of Grace takes a look at how these youths put their talent into good use to reenact an event that took place 2000 years ago.
Publish date: 2018 - 3 - 31


 
Pope Francis: Every vocation begins with an encounter with Jesus who gives us new joy and hope

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday Pope Francis told pilgrims to ignore gloomy people that drag others down, and stressed the need to maintain a healthy dose of the joy experienced in our first encounter with Christ, which he said must serve as a constant motivation to spread the good news.
Publish date: 2017 - 8 - 30


 
Love, Sex, and Your Children

Many tend to equate sex education with teaching children about sexual knowledge. Sex education is actually an important part of family education. Besides educating children with knowledge about sex, it is more important to for them to understand how love, marriage and sex relates to one another, and to teach them under what circumstances they should start a romantic relationship. Fountain of Grace has invited two specialists share their views as we take a look at how to talk about love and sex with your children.
Publish date: 2017 - 6 - 3


 
Busting the Myths of Sex Education

Children in this age grew up in a sexualized environment. Proper education about sexuality is definitely necessary for them. However, many parents strongly opposed the revised sex education curriculum to be implemented in Ontario this September. Why does this curriculum draw such strong reactions from the parents? What kind of sex education do children really need?
Publish date: 2017 - 5 - 27


 
Life at a Boarding School

Aberdeen Technical School is an all-boy school founded by Salesian Fathers. It is one of the few schools in Hong Kong which offers boarding to families who need it. Fountain of Grace takes a look at how Fr. Simon Lam, the Warden, and his team helps youths transform their lives in the boarding school environment.
Publish date: 2017 - 2 - 4


 
Teaching by Example

Sabina used to live in Canada. Twelve years ago, she embarked on a journey to Macau and started a new career in teaching. Fountain of Grace invited her to share with us her experience as a teacher, as well as how she witnessed God's love with her life.
Publish date: 2016 - 11 - 19


 
TOUCH: Where Youth Meets Christ

TOUCH is a Catholic youth community founded in Hong Kong. It organizes a number of prayer gatherings and events every year, including an annual international youth festival called JOYFUL FEAST. A number of TOUCH members and JOYFUL FEAST participants shared with us their experience in the community and how they actively follow God's guidance to bring more people to Him.
Publish date: 2016 - 10 - 15


 
Life Lounge – Mother of Perseverance

My life is very ordinary – how do I bring out God’s merciful love in my busy life? This was a question that plagued Ailey, a mother of two boys with ADHD. Her life was filled with challenges, but she understood her duty to lead her sons on the right path to God, bringing them to church and instilling a strong awareness of God’s presence. Once while driving lost, her younger son guided her back onto the correct route. When her older son became rebellious, she learned of a private military school that formed him into a disciplined young man. And when he struggled with his learning disability while applying for university, the kindness of an admissions secretary saw him through. God performs His will through the vicissitudes of life.
Publish date: 2016 - 9 - 24


 
Overcoming Challenges

On this week’s “Love and Life”, “Happy Life” shares with us on how to guide children's development as parents, especially on how to face and overcome challenges in life. They talk about the pressure children face today, how to find the right kind of help and how to form a mature perspective on life.
Publish date: 2016 - 6 - 4


 
Children Moving Out

On this week’s “Love and Life”, “Happy Life” shares with us on how to look at our children's growing independence, especially when they move away from home. They discuss how to adjust their communication habits with their children, and compare how their own parents treated them when they were young. Finally, they speak on the importance of prayer and offering up to God, the need to learn to give thanks, and the understanding that God will take care of everything behind the scenes.
Publish date: 2016 - 5 - 7