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Santa Claus Just Arrived!
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Soñar Despierto (To dream while awake) organizes its first activity in Ireland helping children have a very memorable day.

Angel por un dia en Irlanda
These Irish young people experienced the joy of making others happy.
Soñar Despierto (To dream while awake) in Dublin (Ireland) organized an apostolic activity entitled Angel for a Day December 1st and it was an outstanding success. More than fifty young men and women helped less fortunate children from the orphanages of the Missionaries of Charity and of the community of Saint Vincent de Paul have one of the best Christmases ever.

The Little Sisters of the Poor hosted the event at their Dublin home. The children had a wonderful time as they enjoyed the presence of a clown, a band, games with the young volunteers, candy and friendship. The volunteers did all they could so that these children could not only have fun but also learn the real meaning of Christmas, teaching them Jesus loves them so much he became a child just like them.

Some of the volunteers put on a Christmas play, bringing to life the great feast of our Lord´s birth. One of the greatest surprises for the children came when some of their dreams came true. About a month earlier
Angel por un dia en Irlanda
The young people put on a play to convey the message of Jesus' birth.
they were asked to write down what they wanted for Christmas. The volunteers set out looking for generous benefactors who could get the children their gifts. Santa Claus came to visit the children and he gave them what they had asked for. The surprise and the joy on their faces was truly moving.

The young volunteers came away having experienced more profoundly the phrase that isn´t always so easy to believe: "There is more joy in giving than in receiving."


PUBLICATION DATE: 2003-01-27


 

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