QUERETARO, MEXICO- From February 25th-27th the sixth Women´s Congress organized
by CEFIM, the Centro de formación integral de la Mujer
(Center for the Integral Formation of Women), was held at
the Hacienda Galindo de San Juan del Río with the
participation of 179 women.
|The Congress sought to find new paths for men and women to find meaning in their lives.|
The congress covered two main themes:
"Life Without Meaning" and "Opening Doors to Hope." The first
day´s investigation demonstrated how industrialized society hasn´t satisfied the needs
of the human person. Its companion, the consumerist society, is
always creating new needs but they never satisfy either because
they cannot respond to the most basic need: real meaning
After this analysis, speakers showcased the true paths
that lead to a recovery of values and Christian
traditions that bring meaning. The talks were led by Legionaries of Christ Fathers Alejandro Ortega, Cipriano Sánchez
and John Walsh.
One of the most impressive and moving
moments of the congress was the testimony of Edith Eva
Edger, who shared her experiences being a prisoner in the
Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II.
|Cardinal Norberto Rivera, Archbishop of Mexico City, during the concluding Mass of the VI Women's Congress.|
The congress closed
with the celebration of the Eucharist presided by His Eminence
Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera, Archbishop of Mexico City. During his
homily he exhorted the participants to continue promoting the new
evangelization by living lives full of meaning.