Categories: From the Circumscriptions
      Date: Feb  1, 2015
     Title: Second Meeting of the Latin American Augustinian Youth
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The second meeting of the Latin American Augustinian Youth was held from 26 to 30 January in Benavidez, near Buenos Aires, Argentina...


The second meeting of the Latin American Augustinian Youth was held from 26 to 30 January in Benavidez, near Buenos Aires, Argentina. The theme of the meeting was: “I have chosen you for more”.

About 420 youth from Augustinian communities in 13 countries of South America came together to share the joy of living the Gospel of Jesus as embodied in the charism of Saint Augustine.

The participants went on pilgrimage to the Basilica of Our Lady of Lujan and celebrated Mass with Fr. Patricio Villalba, Assistant General, presiding. All of the various groups carried images of the Blessed Virgin that are venerated in their countries.

On Wednesday evening. the 28th, the Catholic singer, Daniel Poli, shared in the meeting along with the participants.

On Thursday afternoon, the 29th, neighborhood missions were held in various parts of the city of Buenos Aires, and the closing Mass was celebrated in the Parish of Saint Augustine with Bishop Alejandro Daniel Giorgi, the Auxiliary Bishop of Buenos Aires, presiding.

In the meeting, there were youth from Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile, Bolivia, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, the Dominican Republic, Panama, Columbia and Puerto Rico.