Girls Get together in Chone (Ecuador), on November 22, 2015.
As it is customary, on Sunday, November 22 we met for our monthly get together of the feminine branch of the HMY of Chone and Calceta. We were 18 girls in total, between the ages of 12 and 21 years old. We started with Mass at 8.30 in the morning at the parish of San Cayetano of Chone, and continued with activities prepared by the sisters for the rest of the day. This time we lived the day set in an American culture environment.
We divided into teams to be able to work better. While some girls had catechesis in the parish, others began to prepare the meal: a great American brunch. When all had arrived, we received points for meditation in the chapel which gave us the opportunity to have a moment of prayer in silence. Sister Inmaculada spoke to us about the Immaculate Conception, who is the patron saint of the United States. Let us invoke Her often to help us to live our Christian life, especially a life of purity, a life of battle against all sin, and thus imitate the All Pure. May we all put Her as the patron saint of our lives.
Afterwards, Sister Kelly illustrated for us, with images, the history of the United States. We were very, very attentive since following we were going to have a contest with questions about what we had learned. Then, the awaited time came to enjoy the food that we had prepared. Everything was delicious!
In the afternoon meeting, Sister Teresa explained to us the lives of some saints born in North America or that had lived or died there. This helped us to reflect on the way of life of our Christianity, and how we must take seriously our commitment to Christian life and not to seek only what pleases us or supposes minimum effort. We must always give everything possible.
The get together went on longer than usual because of the soccer game which we have gotten used to playing at the end of the day. Then we finished the day off by praying the Rosary to our Mother and with some prayer time in the Chapel, to offer to the Lord the intense day we had lived.