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MVC Lima: Spiritual days for young people and training courses for catechists begin

In order to help in the spiritual growth and formation of young emevecistas in Lima and of those who will support in the preparations for the Sacrament of Confirmation, the Christian Life Movement has proposed monthly spiritual days and ten training sessions for catechists.

Spiritual days 2023 of the MVC Lima

Spiritual days 2023 of the MVC Lima.

Spiritual days

These conferences are held once a month and are a space for meeting with Jesus where the young emevecista delves into his relationship with God. The first topic in the month of January has been “The spiritual life and how to live it”, and the topics that come include the strong times of the Church, the current context and the own needs that are given throughout the year.

Our brother Luis Alfonso Sánchez, a member of the MVC Lima youth apostolate team, tells us that the experience of accompanying young people in their encounter with Jesus is always a joy for him: “because it allows me to see how God is touching their hearts and He is helping them get closer to Him, making real changes in their lives. The activity of openness and docility to the Spirit during the moment of personal prayer proposed in the Spiritual Journey edified me a lot. The hunger of God is perceived”.

Viviana Meza, a participant in the first day, shared that: “it helped him reaffirm how important it is to cultivate a relationship with God, to be able to recognize the power of his presence and direct my life offering him every moment and every action for his glory”.

Formation for catechists

After identifying some formative needs based on information from last year’s experience, the coordinating team for the apostolate with the youth of MVC Lima decided to launch the formation course for catechists.

Our brother Luis Alfonso Sánchez in the training course for catechists (MVC Lima).

Our brother Luis Alfonso Sánchez in the training course for catechists (MVC Lima).

José Carlos Contreras, in charge of the training course for catechists, said that each session “seeks to deepen through dialogue and reflection on those issues that can help catechize today’s adolescents”.

“Personally, it seems great to put on the table topics that when I was a catechist I would have liked to discuss with the rest of my friends in the movement”, says José Carlos.

Mauricio Heredia, a participant in the course, has said that his objective is to be able to be prepared to “proclaim the Word of God to the people who put me on the path, and thus be able to grow spiritually in community”.

For her part, Fabia Acosta thinks that, by becoming a catechist, all the topics she has been receiving will be necessary for her: “to be able to express my faith and what I experienced, in a better way, with the aim that more people experience what I lived last year in my preparation for Confirmation”.