SYM Regional Congress of Our Lady of Penha Province
Campos dos Goytacazes (Brasil)
Campos dos Goytacazes (Brazil). On July 7-9, 2017, Campo do Goytacazes, celebrated the Regional Congress of the Salesian Youth Movement of Our Lady of Penha Province (BRJ).
The Congress took place on the occasion of the commemoration of the 20 years of existence of the SYM in this Province and was coordinated by Sr. Teresinha Ambrosim, the Province Animator for this Sector, with the collaboration of the two FMA houses of the city, the Centro Educacional Nossa S. Auxiliadora e l’Istituto Professionale Laura Vicuna. 136 young people participated from various communities: Campos, Cachoeiro, Linhares, Rio das Ostras, Macaè, Rio di Janeiro and they were assisted by young people from Don Bosco Institute of St. John Bosco Province (SDB).
The event included times for reflection, study, sharing, and prayer permeated by Salesian joy that is capable of warming hearts, renewing Christian vigor, and the life of every person.
Of great importance was the nomination of the Province Coordinator and of the Province SYM Council: Mariana Aparecida de Almeida Souza – Coordinator (Rio das Ostras); Bruno Motta Santos Oliveira (Macaé); Vinícius Rosa da Conceição (Belford Roxo); Fabiane do Nascimento Rosa (Laura); Beatriz Maia Bragança (CENSA); Leonardo dos Santos Vaz (Linhares).
They took into particular consideration the themes relative to the Bishops’ Synod on the Young, and some aspects of youth as protagonists developed by Sr. Rita Cristina da Jesus Pacheco and Sr. Teresinha Ambrosin.
The study workshops were coordinated by the young people who will participate in the National Congress at Brasilia in the month of August. These were developed on the following themes of the SYM document elaborated by the young people of the SYM National Council (CNAJS): Live the Life and Culture of the Young; From Christ Evangelizer to an Evangelizing Church; To Evangelize and to Educate; Our Apostolic Identity; the Preventive System: a Spiritual and Educative Experience; Make the House a Family for the Young; Salesian Youth Animation.