Going overseas to study for the first time is both exciting and nerve-wrecking, and there’s so many things to do before you fly off. But in the midst of trying to pack your life away into suitcases and settling your visas, we offer you a little reprieve: a 2-day, 1-night camp for you to meet other Catholic students going overseas and wrestle with tough questions on faith!
What will it be like being a Catholic in a foreign country? Should you continue practising your faith? How do you balance your Catholic faith with the demands and pressures of university life? How do you defend your faith in the classroom or among your more vocal friends? And how many Singaporean Catholics will there be in your university anyway?
Come on down to Camp Fidelis to get all the above questions answered, and pose your own questions! And to mingle with other Catholic students in the same position as you! We guarantee a camp filled with deep prayer, intellectual discourse, and plain good fun 🙂
Camp Fidelis is specially targeted towards students who will be (or already are) studying in the UK or Ireland, whether as full-time students or as exchange students. Students studying in other countries, however, are more than welcome to join us!
The sign-up form can be found below. Feel free to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions!
Venue: FMM House
Dates: 24 – 25 Aug 2013 (Sat – Sun)
Check-in time: 9.30AM
Check-out time: 12.30PM
Packing list: Sufficient clothes (incl. smart casual for Mass), toiletries, the usual stuff!
Deadline for signing up: 17 Aug 2013
Faith and Reason by Fr Edward Lim, OCD
This talk will focus on the harmony between reason and faith, and how we should orientate our academic studies towards our Catholic faith.
Tips for the Spiritual Life by Fr Erbin Fernandez
The focus of this session will be on practical tips for developing one’s spiritual life especially in relation to the demands of studying overseas.
Studying Overseas by Louis Figueroa
This will be a sharing on the experience of studying in a foreign place as a Catholic and the challenges to look out for.
Defending the Faith by Benedict Tang
This talk will introduce some basic points about defending the faith in the 21st Century.
Fr Edward Lim, OCD is a Carmelite priest who trained as a medical doctor in Singapore before entering the religious life. He was sent to study Theology in the Carmelite college in Rome, and was ordained in 2012.
Fr Erbin Fernandez is the Episcopal Vicar for New Evangelisation. He has a Bachelor of Arts from the Urban Pontifical University and a Doctor of Philosophy in Religious Education from Fordham University in New York.
Louis Figueroa is an American Catholic who lives in Singapore with his Singaporean wife. He has taught Catechism at the parish of Our Lady Star of the Sea, and taken up many apologetics projects.
Benedict Tang converted from Protestantism to the Catholic faith whilst in university. He is an active member of the Apostolate for Catholic Truth (ACT) and has a decade of experience tackling difficult and misunderstood issues regarding the church.