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YouthThe Home of the Mother of the Youth is a group of Christian youth that has begun in the Church and is at her service. Their goal is to follow Jesus Christ and fulfill their three missions:the Defense of the Eucharist, the Defense of the Honor of Our Mother, especially in the privilege of her virginity and the conquest of the youth for Jesus Christ.

chimbograndeManabí - Ecuador
19 years old

Where are you from?
Manabí, Ecuador

What are you studying?
Religious Studies

How would you describe yourself?
I'm dangerous when I abandon prayer, but I'm God's instrument for spreading the truth when I am united to HIm in prayer.

How do you imagine your death?
Closing my eyes as I pray the Rosary - but however God wants. I hope to die as a martyr!

Are you afraid of death?
No, but if I were in the state of mortal sin it would be a terrifying thought!

What would be the hardest thing God could ask of you?
I've never really thought about it - I don't know. But, I suppose it would be if He told me to be more demanding of myself. 

What virtue do you consider most necessary?
Charity

What virtue characterizes you the most?
Hope

Which of your defects would you most like to eliminate?
Not being faithful to ALL the resolutions I've made in trying to be holier.

What virtue do you consider most important in a man?
Chastity.

Is holiness for everyone?
Of course it is!

Is there a meaning to life?
Yes, if we have a compass that indicates where the Truth is . i.e. in Jesus and His teachings. That way we can make our way torwards the Father with the help of the Holy Spirit. 

Where do you find meaning in your life?
In God.

What advice would you give a young person who finds no meaning to their life?
I would tell them that if they keep searching without a compass, they'll never find it. I would tell them to seek God in the Church's teachings. 

Is their anything you would never do?
Dance - haha! At least, not on my own initiative. If God told me to, that would be another story. 

What is the best thing that's ever happened to you?
Being called by God to be His disciple - that's the best thing that's ever happened to me and it's still taking place. 

What's the worst thing that could happen to you?
Dying in mortal sin.

If you were to say something right now to Our Lord, what would it be?
Have mercy on us and on the whole world. 

What does "opening our heart to God" mean?
Accepting His love, doing His will.

How would you sum up your life up until now?
I would describe it as an adventure full of success and failure in which Our Lady has kept hold of my "leash" - even when I thought I was lost.

Complete the Phrase:

chimbo240

 

 

TO BE AT PEACE, I NEED...to be in the state of grace.  
IF I COULD… I would leave behind my pride and never sin, because I think that's the first step towards sin: thinking about myself, trying to satisfy my desires and impulses, before thinking about the Lord and His Will. 
THE WORLD WOULD BE A LOT BETTER OFF IF… we were all more humble.
I THINK THAT… we are nearing the end times. 
I'M NOT OKAY WITH… thoughts like, "holiness is only for priests and nuns" and I'm not okay with religious who don't wear a habit and priests who don't wear a cassock or at least some sign of their priesthood that can be evident to others. 
I WILL SPEND MY YOUTH… winning souls over for the Lord. 
AT THE END OF MY PATH, I WILL SAY… do not hold these sins agains them. Into your hands I commend my spirit. 
MY GREATEST DESIRE IS… to sanctify my soul with God's grace, win souls over for Him.
MAN'S GREATNESS IS… in his ability to Love, something he was given at the moment of his creation.
I WILL ALWAYS SEEK... the graces God gives me so I can journey towards Him. 

One Word Answer:

Heaven: Fullness 
Hell: Loss
Purgatory: Hope
Mary: Teacher
Latin: Language
Work: Life
Hope: Virtue
You: Humane
God: End
World: Distraction
Family: Instrument
Joy: Journey
Friends: Apostolate

©HM Magazine; nº189 March-April 2016

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