EUROPEEuropean youth in mission
A short while
ago, a missionary trip organized by the Oblates of Mary Immaculate in Romania
came to an end. Nine youth from Spain, France, the Czech Republic and Italy
took part. The youth were hosted by the Oblate community in Maracineni (Arges),
some 8 km from the city of Pitesti.
stay, the young people directed a summer camp called “Rise and walk.” At the
camp, the participants were 36 Romanian high school students. Nine Romanian
families offered them lodging. They visited the parish in Câmpulung and its
numerous charitable activities.
The trip began with a visit to the cathedral in the capital and a friendly chat with Bishop Cornel Damian, Auxiliary Bishop of Bucharest.
The missionary trip for young Europeans was one of the projects that emerged from the meeting, “Revitalize Oblate life and mission,” held in Pozuelo (Spain) in November 2012. (Pasquale CASTRILLI)