Some might be surprised that the Daughters of Charity use Narnia Chronicles to evangelize teenagers. Yet that is exactly what they do in the Province of St. Vincent Spain and… they involve 3,500 children the game. Some highlights from the Daughters of Charity international website…
The project consists in relating the Chronicles of Narnia of C. S. Lewis to the Gospel message. It searches a parallelism and meaning between “Prince Caspian” and the figure of Jesus and the Kingdom. There is the lion, Aslam, and Jesus, right and wrong… There were games and tests that the groups must solve for enjoyment and knowledge. There was music, songs, prayer, the sacrament of Penance… At the end, the battle takes place between good and evil, between Aslam and the white witch. A combat takes place among the participants, 6º of Primary and 1st of Secondary and monitors from the 4th of Secondary and High school children.
About 3,500 children and 500 monitors participated in the event. Children were surprised, captivated and enjoyed receiving the news of salvation. We give thanks to God who allows us to be transmitters and mediators of his Gospel.
Some student testimonies:
“I don’t have words to describe this great experience; for me it was better than I thought and I can only say: THANK YOU.” Silvia Fernandez 4th Secondary (16 years old).
“Besides having made great friends, it also brought me nearer to Jesus’ life. I hope Sister Matilde invites us again next year and so makes more people come closer to the wonderful person that is Jesus, who will always accompany us in our life.” Sofia Jiménez, 4º THAT.