The theme song - ‘Joyful Generation’ sung by Tim Hart - and musical entertainment by Canadian-born, Christian singer/songwriter, Matt Maher has set the scene for the Australian Catholic Youth Festival in Sydney.
When I first heard the word, which seems like only a year or so ago, I took it for a solipsism or rather, perhaps, one of those quasi-existent words that people use because they think they sound more impressive than the common alternative. But as people continued to seek my ‘agreance’ on this or that, I realised we had a new social phenomenon on our hands. Nonetheless, I suspected the word didn’t really exist.
And yet, Lord, you are our Father; we the clay, you the potter, we are all the work of your hand.
While there is sadness at the closure of the Mercy Spirituality Centre, Toronto, there is also deep gratitude for the encounters and insights that have occurred there.