ASIA/CHINA - Youth Group of the Diocese of Nanjing celebrate Advent as a sign of reconciliation

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Wu Xi (Agenzia Fides) – About sixty young people who are part of the "Don Bosco Youth Group" of the diocese of Nanjing, celebrated a solemn liturgy of reconciliation on the second Sunday of Advent to prepare themselves for Christmas. As reported to Fides Agency by Faith of He Bei, the rite of reconciliation has been an annual event since the founding of the Group. Its purpose is to help young people to pray and to meditate on the birth of Jesus. As the parish priest of the parish of Wu Xi pointed out in his homily, "the birth of Jesus brings us forgiveness and love". During the path towards Christmas, everyone "should clarify two things: the relationship with God and relationship with others and open their heart in order to reconcile with God and with others". (NZ) (Agenzia Fides 17/12/2013)