Saturday, February 09, 2013

"Here I am Lord": College students' get-together in Tai Xing

"Here I am Lord" was the theme of the gathering of a group of college students in Xing Tai, in Hebei Province,  held from 26 to 28 January.

About fifty college students, both Catholics and non-Catholics, from 40 universities of the province, participated in a reflection on faith, guided by local priests and seminarians. " We have felt the Lord's presence among us" said one of the participants. "This has helped us to understand the gifts, God has given us to create a strong network of faith and how each element of the network is an effective tool for evangelization, to expand this growing network of faith."

The second day focused on the personal experience of the life of faith in the light of the Word of God: how to be a guide of Basic Christian Communities, so that these students can become the leaders of their own communities in the environment in which they live. At the end of the gathering, the participants with full of spiritual strength and faith, committed to carry out an intense spiritual journey during the year of the faith.

Xingtai is the oldest city in northern China. Its history dates back to 3500 years, which has changed names over time. During the Shang Dynasty (1600 BC-1046 BC), Xingtai functioned as a capital city. During the Zhou Dynasty (1122 BC-256 BC), the City of Xing ( 邢 ) was founded, from which it derives its current name.

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