|Community Christmas Gatherings|
|Susan Staffier 에 의해서 작성|
|토요일, 24 12월 2011|
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On Saturday December 10th as a preparation for Christmas we held an afternoon of reflection in Houston. It was attended by 111 participants of all ages. The program included mediations by Chiara Lubich, the sharing of personal experiences, Christmas songs, family games and the opportunity to socialize over some Christmas treats.
The afternoon was characterized above all by an atmosphere of pure and simple joy which was expressed by some people’s impressions at the end of the event: One woman said, “This is the most fun I have had in a long time”. Another mom commented, “I am honored to be a part of this spirituality”. Another person commented she immediately felt like she was among people who cared for and accepted her. Towards the end of the program a grandmother got up and shared her thanks for the local Focolare community’s prayers for her grandchild who had been in hospital; she had a real sense of family with the group.