Of the many things that I could highlight, the first is the fraternity, the brotherhood, the synodality that was experienced throughout the meeting and that still remains after the EMLA, among all those who participated.
It was a pleasure to be together as a member of VMY, but also with the Daughters of Charity and the members of the Congregation of the Mission who said “yes” to accompany us and did it with so much love, joy, closeness and humility. Thank you very much for that.
As for the mission week, it was a week of great experiences of encounter with God, in the community that welcomed us. It was beautiful to be able to be with these people and exterience their openness, their welcome. I loved being able to teach them about the Bible and to pray the rosary together as a community, especially because it was the first time for many of them. Together with my companion, Vicky from Nicaragua, we prayed, played, laughed, explored needs, sought to encourage people in their faith, to promote greater unity and to talk about the essence and the source of our faith life: Jesus present in the Eucharist. I continue to pray and communicate with the community so that soon they can have the Eucharistic presence of Jesus in the tabernacle.
I am very grateful to the entire Coordinating Team, to every brother and sister who took advantage of this opportunity, to all those who made EMLA 2023 possible. Together with Jesus and Mary our life is mission.
Fabiola Torres Rivera
VMY Puerto Rico