The meeting with young people and families through the word of God.
We as MCI accompany young people listening to them when necessary, we do not have time limits, when necessary the doors are open to accompany them.
Before, those who did not believe in God (they would be atheists) used to ask where God is? Today they ask themselves, where are the believers? As there is a great need to give this religious testimony, to young people and families, whether they are of any religion, we see them as believers and as human beings we try to listen.
What do we do specifically to carry out this mission?
In Religion classes, through different meetings, first we get to know each other as we are, stepping on the earth and putting ourselves in the shoes of the other to be able to accompany him, and then we not only “do” but invite the young people and families to participate in the construction of the Kingdom, through the liturgical seasons, from small things, but with great faith and devotion.
For example, this May we were with them painting flowers to take to the Virgin Mary as an offering, they participated in each course making a mural in the goal, the same as all the workers, teachers, directors and other staff, we had a painting of Mary, and around him we put our flowers as an offering.
Personally, I believe that we are sowing this seed of faith, this seed of love, which for me means carrying a flower through the Virgin to God.
And so we accompany the faith of young people throughout the year through Christmas celebrations, month of missions, celebrations of confessions, Eucharist. We also prepare with the young people who finish the different stages, the masses and celebrations to end the course and leave the door open for them to continue accompanying them on their path in life.
We also accompany the boys from the school on pilgrimages to Lourdes, to experience the experience, from gestures of kindness to the sick, accompanying their faith and desire for physical or spiritual healing.
Living there that wonderful devotion, of the “Vía lucís” Celebration of torches” and different experiences of encounter with the Virgin.
In the Parish community
Accompanying their faith, at the same time we are inviting them to think about different realities and also participating as a total work in different interdenominational meetings, which allows us to unite from different religions to share different styles of prayer.
In these celebrations each religion participates with their songs and the different spiritual and religious traditions are shared. Where his texts on praising God are read, he reflects and sings from the heart. These meetings enrich us missionaries and other people at the same time, thus experiencing accompanying the people in the experience of discovering the same God who accompanies us all. All for the greater glory of God.
We participate in the preparation, meetings and meetings of the synod organized by the archdiocese of each place to learn and then transmit to families, young people.
With the Obra Total
The FENI groups in their ongoing formation accompanying them in the charism and spirituality of Santa Nazaria, and now as a synodality, learning to transmit, just what the synodality tells us, communion is the most important first, and then we will all have that participation and to continue the mission that God entrusted to each One.
With the most needy people
We also accompanied the people who need us through active listening. We carry out our option for the poor by distributing food at school to those most in need.
Accompanying them in their job search and other times in the processing of their papers and documents.
I also feel that, through a simple attitude, people approach us to share, from my experience when we went to places like Lourdes and Montserrat, I experienced how people approached me as if they knew me and told their lives and asked for tips for living the faith in the Church. They shared with me how they feel an emptiness inside, and the lack of faith to approach God. There I felt how I could accompany his moment of desolation and his desire to feel God.
H. CHANDANA KOMMU