Mariapolis in Bangalore

 
From 24 to 26 May, 2019, one of the 6 Mariapolis in India was held in Bangalore, at the Benedictine Abbey of the Ashram Movement in Kengari .

About one hundred people from the states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Goa and Karnataka were among the participants.
One of the particularities of the meeting, characterized by a joyful and familiar atmosphere, was the active participation of children and young people, who contributed to the realization of the programme in a very fruitful exchange with adults.
Particular emphasis was placed on the theme of creation through an “Ecowalk” in the forest and an in depth consideration of the encyclical “Laudato Si'” by Pope Francis. This was followed by dialogue and the search for new common ways to be proactive in preserving the creation through individual and collective actions.
There were workshops, games, songs and dances, which generated so much joy in the participants and the desire to continue to live in the spirit of the Mariapolis in daily life.
Mariapoli Bangalore