Living the Faith Series featuring Brando, an Aranmore student. Living the Faith is a series of testimonies from young people across the Archdiocese of Perth. If you would like to share your story and be featured, please email us at We would love to hear from you!

The Holy Spirit is very much alive and present

The Australian Catholic Youth Festival was a unique experience, and signing up for it was probably one of the best decisions I’ve made.

When I signed up, I had no idea what to expect, and in all honesty, I didn’t think it was going to be as fun as It turned out to be. If someone told me that thousands of young people flew from different cities to this event, I wouldn’t have believed them. Now, after having experienced it for myself, I could be one of those people that would fly to experience such an event.

The fact that thousands of people flew to attend this event shows me that the Holy Spirit is very much alive and present!

I really enjoyed it and I am happy to have had the opportunity to meet new people from all over Australia. Thanks to the ACYF, I have built a deeper relationship with God and appreciate everything that He has given me.

– Brando Arimborgo, Year 12 Student, Aranmore Catholic College