Called, gathered and sent. These are the three characteristics that have in common all the consecrated persons who have shared yesterday their time with the youth. The Sports Palace of Madrid hosted the festival of The Consecrated Life where religious men and women told the pilgrims what their vocation has made for them, through music and various testimonies. The spanish conference, through its area of Youth and Vocation Ministry, has organized this festival under the title ” Come + Go” which has showen that religious life is full of vitality, charisma and plurality.
“What are you looking for?” said Royón Elias, president of the Conference as the key question to understand the trigger of vocations and invited young people to arise. With this question, the night started, a question that its answers was first found in the different testimonies then later through the music. Silvia Blanco, one of the nuns who intervened reminded the youth that “everyone has a call on this earth, we only have to listen and figure out what is it.” Also the singers who performed on stage Álvaro Fraile and Father Jony witnessed, as Sister Glenda, and shared how they can evangelize through their music.
The Vincentian Family was also present during this festival, and the testimony of one of the Daughters of Charity could not be heard by mistake. In small groups, the Vincentians joined together and sang songs from the stage of The Sports Palace. It was clear how the religious man and woman was gathered with the youth, moving by the same rhythm and shaking by the same faith.