Collette is a Law student from Birmingham. She helps lead 2nd Friday, an informal movement for young adults which focuses on discipleship and evangelisation. With Lisette Carr, she is co-editrix of the GenerationBenedict blog.
I had no idea what would become of the #generationbenedict blog when I sent a message to Lise on the eve of Ash Wednesday about this idea I had. I just thought this could be a great way to remember our beloved Pope Benedict. I take very seriously the challenge of Pope Emeritus Benedict to take responsibility for evangelising the digital continent. Imagine what the likes of St Therese of Lisieux and St Francis Xavier could have done with social media? Older generations were very quick to speak on behalf of my generation in the media after the abdication of Pope Benedict and this didn’t sit right with me. The stories these older Catholics told, had no resonance with the Pope Benedict I had come to know and love. Our stories needed to be told, in our own words and on a platform which Pope Benedict described us as having a natural affinity for.
The world needs the witness of your faith, it surely needs God.
Pope Benedict, World Youth Day Madrid