Santiago (Agenzia Fides) - "It is a great missionary project, with which we try to reach all the young people of the parishes who want to share a missionary experience. We know that mission changes life, the perspective of faith and, above all, is an authentic encounter with Christ". With these words Rubén Leal, a young man from the diocese of San Bernardo, describes "Alégrate" ("Rejoice"), the project promoted by the Archdiocese of Santiago, which aims to promote the missionary experience among the youth of the parishes and ecclesial movements.
"We want all the young people of the Archdiocese to participate - explains Barbara Salas of San Luis Beltrán parish and member of the board of directors as Rubén -. There are people from parishes, movements, professors, pastoral workers ... the project is open to all Catholics who want to make a big change".
According to the news released by the Archdiocese of Santiago, sent to Fides, Mgr. Cristián Roncagliolo, Auxiliary of Santiago and Vicar of the "Young Hope", which follows this great evangelization project, specifies that the idea of giving substance to this initiative strengthened after the World Youth Day in Panama, in January. "The fundamental concern - he affirms - is how to go from a diocesan mission to a great mission". For this year’s first great missionary experience, which will take place during the winter holidays, the locality of Buin was chosen. (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 8/4/2019)