Priests, nuns in remotest villages help faithful observe Lent

In the community of Bao Tou in Inner Mongolia province, a formation course on spiritual direction was organized for priests and religious women.

China
Mar 19 2014, 4:01 PM
Priests, nuns in remotest villages help faithful observe Lent

Ensuring the presence of priests and religious in villages and remotest basic ecclesial communities, community Eucharistic adoration in parishes and charity without distinguishing between Christians and non-Christians are some of the initiatives undertaken by the Catholic community in mainland China during the Lenten season.

In the community of Bao Tou in Inner Mongolia province, a formation course on spiritual direction was organized for priests and religious women. As soon as Lent began, the religious left for the small villages scattered over mountainous areas, so that the faithful have the opportunity to receive the sacraments to prepare themselves for Easter.

During their stay in a basic ecclesial community, a group of nuns shared moments of prayer and works of charity with the faithful, visiting the elderly and the poor. The faithful who remained in the parish involved with acts of charity among lesser privileged under the pastor’s guidance.

To help needy workers, the parish of the Cathedral of Xi An diocese also has organised a number of initiatives.

Source: Agenzia Fides

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