EUROPE/SWITZERLAND - Journey towards Easter: traveling across the world without leaving home

Monday, 6 April 2020 pontifical mission societies   coronavirus   missionary animation  

Friborg (Agenzia Fides) - The closure of churches due to the coronavirus infection will not make the Easter celebrations in communities possible. Families can no longer get together for the feast. Missionary Childhood of Missio Switzerland have therefore sought ways, during this period of isolation, to make children reflect on the journey towards Easter, offering them a nine-day journey. The "novena" begins on the eve of Palm Sunday and ends on Easter day. Written in simple and comprehensible language for children, the text, written in French, invites them to pray for their families and for all the other children in the world, "by connecting with all the children of the world who also live isolation for this pandemic and also with those who cannot live their childhood because of illness, war, poverty". (SL) (Agenzia Fides. 6/4/2020)