Fátima challenges young people to volunteer with pilgrims and handicapped
The Shrine of Fatima this year challenges young people with new volunteer proposals in support of pilgrims and people with disabilities, holding a preparation meeting from day 25 to day 28.
The two proposals for volunteer work in the summer are the ‘SETE Project’, for ‘welcoming pilgrims and immersing in the message of Fatima’, and the ‘Coming to the Middle’ week, which assures holidays for people with disabilities and their families. parents, a note from the Shrine of Fatima.
The “SETE Project“, through which, in 2018, “more than 80 young people welcomed pilgrims, while deepening their knowledge about the message of Fatima, this year is repeated in the same way“, in Cova da Iria.
“During five shifts, weekly or biweekly, from July 29 to September 1, volunteers, aged 16-35, will be able to participate in various experiences of welcome, prayer and sharing in the various spaces of the Shrine, “said the communication office of this religious institution, in the district of Santarém.
Between July 20 and August 30, “there is also the possibility of volunteering” associated with the week ‘Come to the middle’.
In weekly shifts, “the same age group is invited to participate in the reception of the users of this Sanctuary initiative, which provides a time of rest” for people with disabilities and their parents.
This week of volunteering is “an experience of self-giving, giving and self-giving, in which young people are invited to strip away from the centrality of the self to give prominence to the” you, “to the other, discovering in it a wealth only“.
The program of the Easter Meeting, which will be held between April 25 and 28 to prepare the candidates for the two volunteer proposals, includes the initiative ‘Fatima (En) contrast’, with a view to ‘deepening the message of Fatima’.
This fourth edition of the “Fatima (En) contrast“, on the 26th, in the Retreat House of Our Lady of Sorrows and with the participation of Father Rui Santiago and the illustrator Miguel Cardoso, is centered “in the light to which St. Francis of Jesus Marto, died in 1919, aged 10) refers to describe his perception of God during the apparitions, “informs the Shrine.