About Totus Tuus
Each year the Office of Vocations and the Office of Catholic Youth collaborate to hire 20 young Catholic leaders who are seriously discerning God's calling in their lives. After a month of training and formation, these leaders are sent out to serve as missionaries in parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Toronto. In teams of four, they facilitate week-long summer camps for youth in grades 1-6 during the day, and for those in grades 7-12 during the evening.
What People Say about Totus Tuus
"One of the most powerful discernment opportunities for young adults to discover and carry out God's will for their lives."
"It will be the best summer of your life."
"It pushed me out of my comfort zone and taught me how to better trust Him."
"It is a summer in which you learn in a very real way how to surrender to God and grow in virtue."
Goals of the Program
FOR YOUTH PARTICIPANTS:
GROW IN UNDERSTANDING
OF THEIR FAITH
FOR TEEN PARTICIPANTS:
BUILD STRONG INTELLECTUAL
GROUNDING IN THE FAITH;
FORM A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS
PRACTICE SELF-SACRIFICE TO
SPREAD THE GOSPEL;
DISCERN A POSSIBLE VOCATION
Latin for "Totally Yours," Totus Tuus was St. Pope John Paul II's Apostolic Motto. It is a phrase taken from St. Louis de Montfort’s True Devotion to Mary, and signifies our desire to give ourselves entirely to Jesus Christ through Mary. It also expresses our effort to give our all to every young person we encounter. Through the missionary teams’ example of joy and service, the youth see that these men and women are on fire with the Catholic faith, and they long to live from the same fire in their own lives.