Blog From Rome – Foundation Day 2010

Below is a blog entry from Andre and Angele Regnier, Scott Roy, Carol Stevenson, and Etienne DeChamplain represented CCO in Rome for the Canonization of Bro. Andre Bessette…… We were packed into San Andrea (St. Andrew the apostle) church with well over a thousand Canadians and friends

CCO: A Catalyst in the New Evangelization

Catalyst: something that causes an important event to happen. Over the past 20 years, CCO has been a catalyst for leaders in the Church. Sunday night and all day Monday was no exception. On the heels of the closing of the Synod, CCO brought together an international

CCO: A Reflection of His Heart

“Go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel” (Mk 16:15) “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses” (Acts 1:8). “Every young person has a great thirst for God, even if at times this thirst is hidden

Free Popcorn?

Maybe something like this happened to you… You were walking through campus, focused on finding your classroom or meeting up with your friends when you were distracted from your business by the delicious aroma of freshly popped popcorn. It was too much to resist, and when you

Further Up and Further In

The Chronicles of Narnia is concluded by the story of “The Last Battle”.  It is, as all the rest are, an adventure in a fantastic and fantasy world known as Narnia.  The reader, if they’ve journeyed from the first story (chronologically, although not historically), “The Magician’s Nephew”,

Great Expectations – 5 Tenets (cont'd)

  “Now to him who is able to accomplish far more than all we ask or imagine, by the power of his work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” – Ephesians 3:20 One

Great Leaders Never Stop Following

We are blessed to have Fr. Simon Lobo, CC,  with us in Rome. Fr. Simon is a wonderful young priest working as a campus Chaplain in the Archdiocese of Detroit. The bond between CCO and the Companions of the Cross (CC) is very strong. And all the

He didn’t Have a Home

RIP Travers

On February 9th I received a tearful call from a UBC student.  The voice on the other end of the line was clearly upset and emotional; she had phoned to tell me that, Trevor, the man in the SUB passed away.  I was moved by this student’s compassion and

The Answer to Being A Leader

The key to leadership

The other day Andre and I were having lunch with Sebastian Gomes, the Salt and Light Correspondent here in Rome, who produced the “Inside the Synod“ Show. He is also the host of a really cool new TV series called “The Church Alive“. We were talking about mutual

On the Shoulders of Giants

leaders stand on the shoulders of giants

Does October 18th, 1988 mean anything to you? It may not be a date that popular history records as important, but it was on this day that the first CCO Faith Study was led at the University of Saskatchewan. Each year on October 18th, CCO missionaries gather