Loja, Spain. On May 14 – 18th, 2012 the Encounter of the European Vocational Youth Ministry Teams (PIJV) took place in Loja. Participating were representatives from: Santiago, Euskal Herria, Cataluña, Portugal, Betica, Poland, U.K.-Ireland, and Italy.
At the Meeting they shared the experiences developed in the Provinces and Delegations of the Area, a reflection on the reality and ideals of this ministry, and some agreements taken to formulate joint action in the Continent.
Father Juan Carlos Martos in charge of the General PJV Secretariate, introduced the topic “fundamental principles of Claretian vocational ministry “, and Archbishop Fernando Sebastián, CMF made a reflection entitled “Evangelizing young people today: attitudes, content, time”.
The presentations and joint reflection have encouraged those in charge of this ministry not to lose hope, because the ministry involves a lot of patience and confidence in the action of the Lord.
In addition to the work, reflection, and agreements taken, the participants took the opportunity to share prayer, especially in the Eucharist, and experience intense moments of fraternal living.