Italy - Teen Meeting of SYM Sicily
Acireale, Italy - January 2023 - From January 3 to 5, the teenagers of the Salesian Youth Movement (SYM) of Sicily had the opportunity to confront each other, have fun and listen to the formative meetings proposed by the animating team, during an animator camp called "Meeting." The main themes were holiness, the importance of discovering oneself, and the courage to really be oneself. On the first day, following a moment of animation and launching of the theme, the first formative meeting began, led by Fr. Marco Piana, on the theme of Being, in which the participants deepened the theme of Holiness and reflected on their own identity by confronting each other in small groups. On the second day, there were two formative meetings. The first, led by Fr. Dario Spinella, on the theme of Being With, the importance of the Other; the second led by Salesian Cooperator, Angela Caradonna, on the theme of Being For, in light of the Word of God, the words of Pope Francis and Salesian Youth Spirituality. The first two days ended with discussions in groups on the issues addressed, reciting vespers prayers and experiencing moments of fraternity together with the coordinators, listening to testimonies from some young people, and participating in the "holiness workshop." On the third day, the team members guided the young people to build their own "model" of holiness by comparing themselves with the lives of the saints and their qualities. The Meeting concluded with the Eucharistic Celebration, in the presence of Fr. Giovanni D'Andrea, Superior of the Salesian Province of Sicily.
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