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Austrian Young People Evangelize in School
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Classrooms can be locales for spreading the good news ...

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Students preparing for the mission.
For the second time «Volunteers in Aktion» from Austria and Germany found a creative way to evangelize within the classrooms of a school in Wullersdorf. A few days before a door-to-door parish mission was to take place near Vienna, these young people presented what the mission was about to students during their religion classes. The missions followed shortly thereafter on 12 October.

The themes that they spoke to the students about were varied, ranging from the dangers of new sects to the need for a personal and loving friendship with Christ in order to persevere in the faith. As any other teacher would do, the missionaries left the students some
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Brother Karl Mauer, LC, handing out the prizes at the end of the mission.
"homework" to help them prepare for the mission such as reading a few passages from the Gospel and gathering some clothing for the less fortunate to be distributed during the mission.

The students were very pleasantly surprised by this creative new way of spreading the faith and showed a great interest in growing closer to our Lord.


PUBLICATION DATE: 2003-01-15


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