Let’s us walk together, in the joy of the Gospel, was one of the principal calls of the I Youth Congress on Claretian Spirituality, in the Claretian School La Presentación, on August 19 to 20. The hosts of the Espíritu Santo Parish -the altar servants, the Missionary Childhood and the Youth Community RUAH, welcomed more than 70 young people. There also were present the young people community, IGNIS, from the parish Nuestra Señora del Divino Amor, the altar servants and the group of young people from Juan XXIII, Virgen del Soto, and Santuario del Cristo del Consuelo parishes, and young people from Claretian Educational Community “Juventud al Servicio de la Vida”.

This first Congress on Claretian Spirituality deepen on our Founder, Fr. Claret, and his testimony of life for the new generations. Fr. José Santos Torres Muñoz CMF introduced the biblical texts about his experience of the Forge. Fr. Alfonso Reyes CMF invited the youth to ask about the missionary vocation and presented the life of our Founder. John Correa CMF, recently ordained deacon, shared the Cuban experience of Claret. He showed how our vocation for Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation has its roots in the mission of our Founder in Cuba, and from his experience in Madrid, he teaches us how to overcome the difficulties and go forth for mission. Fr. Enrique Aponte CMF put some interpellations from our realities and presented the Claretian Mission today. The spirit of Claret and the testimony of different Claretian Missionaries motivated the young people to deepen the missionary vocation of the youth.