Religious Presence at Youth Event

A couple weeks ago we participated in an event for the youth and young adults of the Archdiocese.  

Religious and Priests were asked to set up booths around the perimeter of the auditorium.  The energy in the room was high, the music was electrifying, and the 2000 or so who came were charged!  We shared a booth with two other congregations, the Dominican nuns of Rosary Monastery and the St Joseph of Cluny Sisters.  Presence!  For all of us, this was our main motive for being there.

There was a friendly camaraderie among us.  It was obvious that even as we were promoting our various congregations there was that sense of being in this together.  At one point we even crossed over into each other's space, explaining to the many young people who came, about one another's life and mission.  There were no competitors that day, only friends.

The harvest is indeed rich but the Vineyard is the Lord's; we are mere laborers. 

Lord of the harvest we ask: send more laborers into the vineyard.

Gail Jagroop, OP
St. Joseph, Trinidad


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