PORTUGAL, Tereza Braga •
The Lourinhã Parish joyfully welcomed the youths of Mission Country for the third and final year; they are students of ISEG Lisboa (Superior Institute of Economy and Development).
The also young, Fr. Rodrigo, from Óbidos Parish, accompanied the group of sixty missionaries.
The missionaries visited several places, schools and kindergartens; they also reached many people “door to door.” On the next to last night of their stay, they had dinner at the home of the families who had registered to welcome them, and the last day ended with a very entertaining “theatrical presentation,” followed by a luncheon with dancing; it was certainly a week of joy, solidarity and of sharing.
The parish Pilgrim Mother Auxiliary accompanied the missionary youths throughout the week, in the prayer of the Rosary and the Eucharistic celebration. Everyone wanted a “selfie” with the picture of the Blessed Mother, among them Fr. Ricardo and Fr. Rodrigo.
We pray to the Blessed Mother that next year, the students from another university also choose Lourinhã Parish to develop their missionary work.
Original: Portuguese. Translation: Celina M. Garza, San Antonio, TX USA. Edited: Melissa Peña-Janknegt, Elgin, TX USA