By Fr. David Purcell, C.Ss.R.

I again represented the Redemptorists at Rise-Up, which is a yearly conference of about 800 primarily university students.  This year, Mark Suezo was on the team who hosted the event in Calgary. 

The organizing committee also invited Bishop Brian Bayda, to share his experience of the Synod on Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment.  He used a meditation on the Icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help to summarize the movements of the Spirit in the bishops and in the youth who gathered in Rome.