Antipolo youth learn ‘feeling, thinking, doing well’

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ANTIPOLO, April 29, 2015 — Inspired by Pope Francis’ message to young Filipinos during his Encounter with the Youth at the University of Sto. Tomas (UST) last January “to be wise, use three languages: think well, feel well and do well”, the Diocese of Antipolo youth ministers held their 4th KaDA Youth Leaders Exchange (KYLE) on April 24 to 26 in Kalaoasis Calawis, Antipolo.

Immersion experience: their 4th KaDA Youth Leaders Exchange (KYLE) delegates meets Calawis Residents during the immersion portion of the event from April 24 to 26, 2015 in Kalaoasis Calawis, Antipolo. (Photo: KYLE 2015 Media Team)

Guided by the KYLE Mantra “What I think, I feel and I do, I feel what I think, and I feel what I do, I do what I think and I do what I feel – to think, to feel and to do,” more than a hundred delegates plunged into a three-day adventure, emerging as empowered youth leaders.

‘Inner leaders’

Hosted by Nuestra Señora Dela Annunciata Parish, Boso boso, Antipolo, the event gathered youth leaders from various parishes for the sole purpose of deepening their understanding of the Pope’s message to the Filipino youth during his visit Jan. 18 visit to UST, improving as leaders in the process.

The young people learned how “to think: being critical, to feel: being compassionate and humble, and to do: love and action,” through the sessions, inputs, chill-out nights, liturgies, Taizè prayers and syntheses.

Encouraging the participants to “unleash the leader within”, plenary speaker Fr. Bienvenido Miguel Jr., said they have now released their “inner leaders” and are ready to be ”the minds, hearts, and hands of Christ to the people.”

Love in action

To strengthen relationships, there were back-to-back youth ministers’ meetings and team building activities such as mudslides, “Catch the Pig” and obstacle courses.

Also, encouraging the young people live out “Love in Action and Receiving with Humility”, the KYLE delegates immersed with the young residents in Baranggay Calawis, joining different activities prepared for the immersion program. (Chrixy Paguirigan/CBCPNews)

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