Submitted by Clare, fcJ
On Sunday 15th September the Yoyakarta FCJs welcomed eighteen young people to an Open House in our community. The Open House was held in celebration of our 200th birthday. Our visitors were mainly members of our FCJ Young Companions Group (SAMUDA: Sahabat Muda). The day was an opportunity for our Young Companions to get to know the FCJs better. It was led by a team of FCJs and FCJ Companions in Mission. After prayers and games there were sessions on Marie Madeleine d’Houët, our founder, and on FCJ Spirituality. Input was given by Ibu Erlin, Companion in Mission. Sessions were followed by sharing in small groups.
It was deeply touching to see how inspired the young people were by Marie Madeleine’s story. They wanted to follow her example and to do God’s will with fidelity and joy. We closed the meeting with prayer before enjoying a delicious lunch. We sat in small groups which allowed for good conversation and sharing. It was a memorable day for all of us.