Apostolates – One Billion Stories https://onebillionstories.com Hope Lives Mon, 01 Jan 2018 17:26:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Blessed James Alberione inspires Media Missionaries https://onebillionstories.com/blessed-alberione-calls-media-missionaries/ https://onebillionstories.com/blessed-alberione-calls-media-missionaries/#respond Mon, 14 Aug 2017 21:42:50 +0000 https://onebillionstories.com/?p=24748 Fr. Domie De Guzman’s journey of faith began when his parents dedicated him to God on the altar table just after being baptized as a baby. As a young man, Domie became a student of AB Journalism, but became sick during his studies, which made him stop and think whether he was following God’s plan […]

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Fr. Domie De Guzman’s journey of faith began when his parents dedicated him to God on the altar table just after being baptized as a baby. As a young man, Domie became a student of AB Journalism, but became sick during his studies, which made him stop and think whether he was following God’s plan for his life. Through his own discernment, he was eventually led to the Society of Saint Paul, whose Founder is Blessed James Alberione. Not yet convinced that he was on the right path, he had a special challenge which he gave to God.

He narrates his journey in parallel with that of Blessed James Alberione, who did not immediately find his vocation to the Media Apostolate early in life. He shares the Blessed’s maxim, “when the Lord calls you to a certain mission, he would empower you.” Blessed Ablerione said through his work in media, that “The World is the Parish” when it came to the Ministry of a media Apostolate and Evangelization. Fr. Domie further explains that media is no longer technology, but a culture, where the bonding of Faith happens with communications, which forms individuals into communities of Faith.

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Uniting media apostolates for Christ on the “Digital Continent” https://onebillionstories.com/uniting-apostolates-christ-on-digital-continent/ https://onebillionstories.com/uniting-apostolates-christ-on-digital-continent/#respond Wed, 31 May 2017 19:53:00 +0000 https://onebillionstories.com/?p=24729 How do Millennials live out their faith online? There are many ways of doing this, and one specific example is Dani, a Law and Economics student studying in Madrid, Spain. His faith journey really started in 2011 when he walked the Camino de Santiago, an ancient pilgrimage following in the footsteps of St. James, the […]

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How do Millennials live out their faith online? There are many ways of doing this, and one specific example is Dani, a Law and Economics student studying in Madrid, Spain. His faith journey really started in 2011 when he walked the Camino de Santiago, an ancient pilgrimage following in the footsteps of St. James, the patron saint of Spain, that goes through northern Spain and ends in Santiago de Compostela. It was during this pilgrimage that Dani began the habit of praying the rosary every day. In 2015, he began collaborating with a new apostolate called Given Faith, an initiative started by a few friends of his with the mission of doing something for others and changing the world.

A year later in 2016, Dani and one of his friends were asked to lead a group of 90 pilgrims from his parish in Madrid to World Youth Day in Krakow. They traveled by bus from Madrid all the way to Krakow, Poland, and back passing through Lourdes on the way. During WYD, he and a few of his friends from Given Faith filmed short videos with their iPhones and posted them on social media in which they detailed their experiences each day. After having seen these videos, the missionaries at Jóvenes Católicos, another apostolate founded in Spain in 2011 with the mission of evangelizing on the social networks, asked Dani and his friends at Given Faith if they would like to join their two apostolates into one single mission for the glory of God and the salvation of souls. They agreed, and since then Dani has been contributing to Jóvenes Católicos, a website with a large following of young people. He explains how important it is to do this type of missionary work, about the great responsibility it is to write articles for a website with such a large following, and how he strives to live his faith authentically both online and in real life.
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¿Cómo vivir la fe en el internet? Hay muchas maneras de hacerlo, y un ejemplo concreto es Dani, un universitario que estudia derecho y economía en Madrid, España. Su vida cristiana comenzó de verdad en el año 2011 cuando hizo el Camino de Santiago, una peregrinación antigua que sigue los pasos de Santiago, el patrón de España, que pasa por el norte de España y termina en Santiago de Compostela. Durante esta peregrinación, Dani empezó a rezar el rosario diario. En el 2015, Dani empezó a trabajar de manera voluntaria con un nuevo apostolado se llama Given Faith, un apostolado creado por unos amigos de él con la idea de hacer algo por los demás y cambiar el mundo.

El año siguiente en el 2016, pidieron a Dani y a un amigo suyo si podían liderar un grupo de 90 jóvenes de su parróquia en Madrid que iban a la Jornada Mundial de la Juventud en Cracovia. Viajaron en bus ida y vuelta desde Madrid a Cracovia en Polonia, y pararon en Lourdes en ruta. Durante la JMJ, él y algunos amigos de Given Faith filmaron pequeños videos con sus iPhones que publicaron en las redes sociales en los cuales contaron su experiencia cada día allí. A través de estos videos, los jóvenes de Jóvenes Católicos, otro apostolado español fundado en el 2011 con la misión de evangelizar por las redes sociales, pidieron a Dani y a sus amigos de Given Faith si querían juntar los dos apostolados a una sola misión para la gloria de Dios y la salvación de las almas. Estaban de acuerdo, y desde entonces Dani está contibuyendo a Jóvenes Católicos, una página web con muchos seguidores. Explica la importancia de hacer este tipo de apostolado, la gran responsibilidad que se siente en escribir artículos para una página web con tantos seguidores, y cómo intenta vivir su fe de manera coherente tanto por el internet como en la vida real.

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Balancing the Spiritual Life in the Digital World https://onebillionstories.com/balancing-the-spiritual-life-in-the-digital-world/ https://onebillionstories.com/balancing-the-spiritual-life-in-the-digital-world/#comments Mon, 08 May 2017 20:32:09 +0000 https://onebillionstories.com/?p=24711 For millennial Catholics, the call to lead authentic lives in the real world and the digital world continues to become more important. As most of our activities and interactions today depend on the digital world, It is healthy to examine and reflect on our own spiritual life before we post content about our lives. Watch […]

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For millennial Catholics, the call to lead authentic lives in the real world and the digital world continues to become more important. As most of our activities and interactions today depend on the digital world, It is healthy to examine and reflect on our own spiritual life before we post content about our lives. Watch Esther’s story to learn more about how she strikes a balance between the digital world and her own spiritual life.

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Fishing with beautiful media, then letting go https://onebillionstories.com/fishing-through-beautiful-media-then-letting-go/ https://onebillionstories.com/fishing-through-beautiful-media-then-letting-go/#respond Sat, 18 Jul 2015 21:42:57 +0000 https://onebillionstories.com/?p=24158 A vocation was born through a book, but it was a confusing book for Sister. When Sr. Ma. Josefa G. San Luis, FSP (Daughters of Saint Paul) encountered this book, she began to ask questions. Why is there a confusing book in print about the resurrection? This question laid a foundation for Sr. Ma. Josefa’s decision […]

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A vocation was born through a book, but it was a confusing book for Sister. When Sr. Ma. Josefa G. San Luis, FSP (Daughters of Saint Paul) encountered this book, she began to ask questions. Why is there a confusing book in print about the resurrection? This question laid a foundation for Sr. Ma. Josefa’s decision to listen to the promptings of the Holy Spirit around the question of her vocation.

The Daughters of Saint Paul take different forms of media to bring the hope of Jesus to the people. It is this charism that prompts the question of letting go of their talents so that the Holy Spirit can do the rest.

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Colorado Family Shares Stories on the Life of John Paul II https://onebillionstories.com/colorado-family-shares-stories-life-john-paul-ii/ https://onebillionstories.com/colorado-family-shares-stories-life-john-paul-ii/#comments Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:00:46 +0000 http://onebillionstories.com/?p=22185 The post Colorado Family Shares Stories on the Life of John Paul II appeared first on One Billion Stories.

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College Students go on Mission to Guyana https://onebillionstories.com/college-students-mission-guyana-zeal-souls/ https://onebillionstories.com/college-students-mission-guyana-zeal-souls/#respond Fri, 20 Dec 2013 18:23:58 +0000 http://onebillionstories.com/?p=22084 The post College Students go on Mission to Guyana appeared first on One Billion Stories.

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Lighthouse Women’s Center and Paula Bring Hope to Denver https://onebillionstories.com/lighthouse-womens-center-and-paula-suhr-bring-hope-to-denver-women-unborn-children/ https://onebillionstories.com/lighthouse-womens-center-and-paula-suhr-bring-hope-to-denver-women-unborn-children/#comments Wed, 23 Jan 2013 08:59:36 +0000 http://onebillionstories.com/?p=18511 The post Lighthouse Women’s Center and Paula Bring Hope to Denver appeared first on One Billion Stories.

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Abby Sinnett Met John Paul II, Pregnancy Challenges Overcome https://onebillionstories.com/abby-sinnett-met-john-paul-ii-pregnancy-challenges-overcame-healthcare-dreams-born/ https://onebillionstories.com/abby-sinnett-met-john-paul-ii-pregnancy-challenges-overcame-healthcare-dreams-born/#comments Thu, 20 Dec 2012 03:21:46 +0000 http://onebillionstories.com/?p=18261 The post Abby Sinnett Met John Paul II, Pregnancy Challenges Overcome appeared first on One Billion Stories.

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From Jewish Roots to Serving Denver’s Homeless, Shaina Stein Finds Purpose to Daily Life https://onebillionstories.com/from-jewish-roots-to-serving-denvers-homeless-shaina-stein-finds-purpose-to-daily-life/ https://onebillionstories.com/from-jewish-roots-to-serving-denvers-homeless-shaina-stein-finds-purpose-to-daily-life/#comments Tue, 11 Dec 2012 00:20:47 +0000 http://onebillionstories.com/?p=18193 The post From Jewish Roots to Serving Denver’s Homeless, Shaina Stein Finds Purpose to Daily Life appeared first on One Billion Stories.

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100 mph Crash. Call the Godfather https://onebillionstories.com/crash-call-godfather/ https://onebillionstories.com/crash-call-godfather/#comments Mon, 06 Feb 2012 15:04:42 +0000 http://onebillionstories.com/?p=9980 A teen searching for happiness is the center of this story.

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A teen searching for happiness is the center of this story. Eventually, a double life style came into full effect in this man’s life. Which led to judgement from others, and a rebellion against any and all Christians. Sound familiar to someone in your life? In the 21st century, this story is too common. Something must be done to turn back the tide of: 1) searching for happiness and fulfillment as a youth 2) seeking fulfillment in drinking or drugs 3) being judged by others rather than loved 4) skidding to a painful dead end 5) finding piece back in the Catholic faith. This vicious cycle continues to appear on this website. Steps 2, 3, and 4 do not have to happen in our opinion, not even close. Young people can pilgrimage through life from step 1 to 5 by staying close to the Sacraments; as a friend once said, simply be Catholic. God willing, the number of testimonies similar to this one will continue to decrease in the coming years.

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