"Angeli per un Giorno" (Angels for a Day), an apostolate
for Italian young people, continues to make dreams come true
|Two Italian "Angels" for a day.|
On June 8th a group of 100 volunteers between
the ages of fifteen and twenty organized an activity for
orphaned children in the northern Italian town of Busto Arsizio.
They became "Angels" for a day as they accompanied 100
children to Giovanni sotto il Monte, birthplace of Pope John
XXIII, and to the amusement park Mini Italia.
The day began
with Mass at the former childhood parish of Pope John
XXIII celebrated by Father Giuseppe Gamelli, LC. Later the "Angels"
and their companions spent the day having fun and enjoying
the care and attention of a friend at the amusement
A similar activity took place a few weeks before
in Southern Italy in the town of Caserta. 200 "Angels"
gathered to help over 250 children have an unforgettable day
at the Royal Palace in Caserta and at a movie
theatre in Marcianise. The day concluded with a Mass at
the Villaggio dei Ragazzi.
Both events brought innumerable fruits. For
the children, they had an unforgettable day, a dream come
true and the "Angels" experienced first-hand that "there is more
joy in giving than in receiving."
(July 29, 2003)