Sunday, November 20, 2011

AMERICA : PERU : YOUTH WITHOUT BORDERS 36 YEAR CELEBRATION

Agenzia Fides REPORT - On December 3, feast of St. Francis Xavier, Patron of the Missions, the group "Youth Without Borders" (JSF) in Peru will celebrate 36 years of commitment to pastoral youth sponsored by the Pontifical Mission Societies in Peru, supporting in particular, the Society for the Propagation of the faith
The main goal of JSF (the acronym in Spanish) is "to encourage thousands of young people of Peru to continue on this path of the mission, inviting young people to fall in love with a young Christ who asks to follow him". That is why this year the invitation has been extended to a greater number of young people, as many as possible, delivering the message of salvation "Christ loves us," as the PMS of Peru refers to Fides.
The movement was founded by Mgr. Felipe MarĂ­a Zalba Elizalde, O.P (Bishop of Chuquibamba, who died in 1999), at the time was the PMS National Director of Peru. On December 3, 1975 the First CUAM (Course of missionary animation) was held for young people in the buildings provided by the Pontifical Mission Societies. Since then, the missionary work of the JSF has not stopped. Peru was the first country where JSF was born, followed by Ecuador. Currently the JSF are also present in Paraguay, Bolivia and Canada. (CE) (Agenzia Fides 19/11/2011)

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