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Many from diocese began new year by deepening faith at SEEK2019-Indianapolis

This is only about two-thirds of the group of 72 from the St. John's Catholic Newman Center at the University of Illinois that attended the SEEK2019 conference in Indianapolis Jan. 3-7. The biannual gathering is sponsored by the Fellowship of Catholic University Students. (Provided photo)

The nearness of a major Catholic gathering led nearly 150 college students, young adults, priests and Religious from the Diocese of Peoria to begin 2019 by deepening their faith at the SEEK2019 experience in Indianapolis. “Faithful Catholics often feel isolated or alone in their school or workplace,” said Father Chase Hilgenbrinck, who accompanied a group […]

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‘Keeping the faith’ a major step toward success during freshman year at college

Andrew Bilgri, Lisa Hallen and Eric Parks said one of the most important lessons they learned during their freshman year at college was to make their Catholic faith a priority "Being surrounded by people who are faith-oriented changed everything," Parks said. (Provided photos)

Colleges often provide a list of items freshmen will want to bring for their dorm room, but some of the most important things they’ll need to make a success of their first year probably aren’t on that list. Those who “survived” freshman year and thrived advised students to bring a Bible, a rosary and their […]

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13,000 college students open new year by growing in their faith at SEEK 2017

St. Joseph Catholic Newman Center at Bradley University in Peoria sponsored a bus trip to SEEK 2017 in San Antoino that drew 50 students. (Provided photo)

In need of reigniting the fire for her Catholic faith, Liz Schultz found the spark she needed during SEEK 2017. “I was kind of struggling in my faith, especially in my prayer life,” acknowledged Schultz, a Bradley University senior nursing student from Groveland. She was among 13,000 people — nearly all college students — who […]

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