Central Africa Republic is a young Country and its population is young too. Think of this: over half of the population is under 18 years of age! It is therefore with a lot of attention that we followed the World Youth Day in Krakow. We invited all our youth during the Youth World Days, girls and boys, and with them we gave ourselves a few moments of reflection on Mercy: the love with which we love God the Father in His Son, the same Love that moves us to love and to be Mercy towards others.
We also managed to show live some moments of Cracow’s World Youth Day, thanks to the French television KTO. So we could see the Pope's arrival, the meetings with the youth, the Via Crucis, the vigil on Saturday evening and the great Sunday morning Mass. Our kids were following very carefully, because there was a small delegation from the Central Africa Republic (about twenty people), but mainly because there was a young guy of Bozoum, Luther Yapelendji, who is also the leader of the altar servers! (Photo Gosia Kiedrowska)
The work of the Church continues: we began to cover the sacristy and part of the new area.
Wednesday afternoon I went to Bouar. Being in the rainy season, this time I had to change my program, and instead of the direct route (100 km) I have to drive through Bossemptele-Baoro (250 km). On Thursday I met the brothers who work in Cameroon together with the other Carmelites working in Central Africa committed in training of our youth. The training work is ensured by the Seminary of Yolé (guys from the end of elementary to high school), the convent of St.Elie (novitiate), from the Carmel of Bangui (Philosophy student) and by those of Yaounde in Cameroon (Theology). It is a long and difficult task that the Lord blesses: we have already some Central African friars and priests who work to grow the Church and the Carmel in Central Africa Republic. On Friday morning I went back, driving this time through on the direct road ... which in some places has become a river!
Come on, we’re young too, right?
|il tetto della nuova sacrestia|
la toiture de la sacrsite nouvelle