A community which opens the doors for the youth.

On 12th November, an interesting vocation camp took place in the community of Atibaia, in Brazil. We welcomed 6 girls prepared to live one day together with us for a brave experience of life. After a moment of welcoming which helped them feel at ease, we created some dynamics to facilitate integration between them. For the personal reflection a provocative theme has been proposed, through which each has been invited to become aware of the "thirst" that it carries within itself.

During the moments of Eucharistic adoration we have meditated together the Gospel passage where Jesus encounters the Samaritan woman (Jn.4: 1-42) the youth spent a significant moment of prayer guided by some questions which helped them to open up to the reality of the gospel in the life of each one; we shared the resonances and, later, to express better this experience and to bring home a beautiful memory of the lived experience, the young people received a clay pot to color, expressing with their colors, their research and even some answers "Find" during the Eucharistic adoration.

After watching the film on the life of Saint Barbara, we considered the theme of the Christian vocation and the testimony of this young - like them - who lived her Yes to God to the last consequences, paying the price of life. At the end of the day, one could feel the joy and satisfaction of each one, together with the desire to realize a path of discernment on one's own vocation.

We raise our gratitude to God for having used us like simple instruments to announce His Word and His call to every youth: the project of love is in His hands!

                                                                                                                     Community of Atibaia

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