Raiatea (Agenzia Fides) - For the first time in the Leeward Islands, the Raromatai, a gathering was held that brought together in Taha'a, one of the 4 that welcomed the other three: Huahine, Raiatea and Bora Bora, all the young people from the islands who are preparing for their Confirmation. "Ninety teenagers across 4 islets is an achievement, if one only thinks how sparse the all-encompassing number of Catholic Christians is," Fr. Sandro Lafranconi told Fides about the Easter celebrations that just ended.
"Together, since Easter afternoon, we experienced three intense days of preparation for Confirmation," wrote the priest from the Society for African Missions.
have lived three intense days of "On the octave of Easter, on the night between Wednesday and Thursday, the huge ferry left Taha'a to bring home the young people of Raiatea and Huahine. Those of Bora Bora waited until Friday morning - says the missionary. The catechists are a small group without sufficient knowledge. The closing Mass was very heartfelt and well attended, we brought quite a few fruits of good will and desire to walk together."
"We need the prayers of all of you - said Fr. Lafranconi - because these are the teenagers of the electronic age that changes the instruments of communication into instruments of closure and separation." (SL/AP) (Agenzia Fides, 14/4/2023)