On January 6-7 we had a brief but intense get together with a group of 11 to 13 year-old girls. The topic was to run until reaching the end, no matter the cost.
The girls arrived in the afternoon of January 6, and while everyone got there we played some games. We ate quickly and set up for a movie together with some popcorn. We saw a movie that would help them reflect on the theme: Iron Will. At the end of the movie we had a brief reflection. Applying what we had seen in the movie to the life of faith, we saw how we also need to move forward in this 'race' to reach the end, facing obstacles and giving it all, and trusting ourselves completely to the Lord.
It was already late so then we went to the chapel for the final prayers of the day and to sing a Salve Regina to Our Lady. The following day during prayer we continued with the topic and we spoke about the phrase of St. Paul to Timothy that says: “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” We had some time for games, picked up everything, and then it was time to go to Mass.
It was a brief get together, but it has served so that, now that Christmas is over and they go back to school, they do so with a renewed spirit, ready to run until they reach the end and be faithful to the Lord, trusting in Him and in Our Mother.