Here's what people are saying...
Most Rev. Nelson J. Pérez, Archbishop of Philadelphia
Growing Catholics is a social media invitation to Catholics of all ages to read and reflect upon daily Bible quotes set within an attractive natural setting. With Growing Catholic’s success, MAGNIFY is its latest initiative to help our young people navigate the pressures of their lives by embracing the Word of God and affirming in them God’s great love and a hope-filled heart.
Christopher M. Fulco, Ed.D.
As a high school administrator, I grow more concerned by the day with the increasing levels of anxiety and depression experienced by our students. As their lives become busier and they face more academic, extracurricular, and social pressure, they move further from the true happiness that a personal relationship with Jesus Christ can bring. Growing Catholics and the Magnify Program is the perfect way for teens to disconnect from what's unimportant and reconnect with the good news of Catholicism and with the peace and joy that come with a deepening faith.
Corinne Gannotti, Educator
WOW. This series was a springboard into authentic discussions about faith and discipleship with my students. They were willing to open up about their issues, like fear, doubt, comparison, and identity. It solidified us as a group and strengthened individual peer relationships. And it was a gift to walk beside them and grow in my own relationship with Christ at the same time.
Fr. Alex Pancoast, Youth Minister
Magnify is a great way to help youth come to know Christ and not just know about Him. The peer to peer videos are engaging and the challenges are not just spiritual, but practical and accomplishable for teens. Magnify is easy to implement and is a valuable resource for any youth group or educational setting.
I have been going through Magnify with my thirteen-year-old son. Though it is tough for a boy that age to sit still for very long (unless it's to play video games!), he is usually engaged by the videos and the challenges have prompted him to share some things I didn't know were in him. I have to say that this program has given us an opportunity to talk about the Faith in a way we never have before.
Eileen Flickinger, Parent
We as parents are always guiding and correcting our children in every aspect of their lives. But for 5 to sometimes 60 minutes each day during the Challenge, my daughter and I are speaking to one another on equal ground. Julia is learning from me, but I’m learning from Julia and God is doing everything in between.