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Meeting of the International Commission on Youth Apostolate


Rome, Italy
March 2014
The members of the International Commission on Youth Apostolate held a meeting in Rome to study the guidelines of the Order on the Youth Apostolate...

The members of the International Commission on Youth Apostolate held a meeting in Rome to study the guidelines of the Order on the Youth Apostolate. The participating members shared the experiences of the Pastoral Youth Ministry in their respective circumscriptions. The Commission discussed on the uniqueness of Augustinian Youth Apostolate and how we as Augustinians could use the modern communication network to reach out effectively to young people who are restlessly seeking for something more. Some considerations were made; these will be presented to the Major Superiors in June.

The commission made an evaluation of the last Augustinian Youth Encounter held in Sao Paolo, Brazil. The next Youth Encounter is scheduled for July 2016 in Czech Republic. Drawing from the homily of the Holy Father Pope Francis at the inaugural mass of the last General Chapter, the Commission came up with a proposed theme for the next Augustinian Youth Gathering: “Restlessness of the Heart among Young People Today. An Augustinian Response”.

In view of the next Augustinian Youth Encounter, an organising committee has been set up to facilitate the coordination of the programme of activities together with the local organisers. The International Youth Commission consists of the following members: Edward DALENG and Patricio VILLALBA (Assistants General), Anthony EDOGAME (NIG), Michele FALCONE (ITA), Benjamin Garcia FRANCO (MEX), Benjamin KUCZALA (POL), Felix MECKL (GER), Mark MENEGATTI (CAL), Vibin Franci MUTIRAPARAMBIL (IND), Emerson Carlos SILVA (BRM), Alejandro Vincente TEJERO (ESP). The Commission will meet again between 10th-11th March 2015 in Prague.

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