Monday, December 8, 2008

A Robust Youth Apostolate!

Unlike American youth whose lives are often inundated with stress, media, and over-activity, the youth of Banica are in a much different situation. Their lifestyle is very easygoing (perhaps too much so), and they lack sufficient activities. The good news is that this makes them very much available for participating in religious activities.

Here are photos of three youth groups that meet weekly. Approximately 60 high school students participate in the youth group here in the town of Banica; 30 in the nearby pueblo of Sabana Cruz (mostly girls), and 25 in the nearby pueblo of Hig├╝erito (mostly boys).

Please pray for them, and especially for those among them whom God is calling to the priesthood and religious life. Certainly there are a good number of such vocations among these 100+ young men and ladies.