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Visit to La Unión (Chile)

From 13 - 17 July Jean Blaise Mwanda and Fernando Cordero visited the sscc community in La Unión (Chile). On Wednesday 13, they travelled from Concepción to La Unión by car, accompanied by Magín Vega sscc, who showed them the sanctuary of San Sebastián in his home town, Yumbel.  They were also able to greet Magín’s mother. In La Unión From 13-14 July they met for personal conversations with the brothers of the community, Miguel Ángel Concha and Claudio Carrasco.  There was also time for a community meeting and the celebration of the Eucharist. Later with the community they visited the Pablo Fontaine dining hall, the mission of Trumao and Lake Ranco. In the parish of San José de La Unión they met with some pastoral workers and discussed the present and future of pastoral work and the involvement of the laity in it. In the parish church they celebrated the feast of the Virgen del Carmen, patron saint of Chile. In the town of Río Bueno, where the Congregation had been present until a few years ago, the visitors met with the sscc secular branch. Before leaving for Santiago, on 17 July they were able to meet the family of Óscar Casanova sscc in La Unión.

Link to the photo gallery: https://bit.ly/3Ouckpp

07/17/2022