Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala. 170 members from the youth ministries attended by the Claretian missionaries in Guatemala attended the Claretian Youth Encounter last August 27 to 28 in Santa María de Jesús, a cakchiquel beautiful village on the slopes of Volcan de Agua. There the young people shared their pastoral journey, their joys, their cultures accordingly (Izabal, Mixco, Campanero, Peronia and Santa Maria de Jesus).

The two main activities that were held were the youth festival called “Cristoteca” (a raly through the streets the Claretian way) and the Sunday Eucharist with the people, a moment to thank God and the faithful of this community that welcomed them so warmly.

They are animated for the upcoming Christmas mission experiences, the projected support among groups, and the preparations for the WYD 2019 + CF.