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Study and prayer days in Barcelona

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During the past year in the delegation of Barcelona, monthly meetings of Study and Prayer Days have taken place. These Days began three years ago, under the desire of a group of university students, to deepen together in study and prayer.

Moved by the words of Pope Francis: “Your intellectual commitment, in teaching and in research, in study and in the broadest formation, will be all the more fruitful and effective, the more animated it is by love for Christ and for the Church, the more solid and harmonious is the relationship between study and prayer. This is not something old, this is the center “[1]. And moved by the own charism of the Idente Missionaries, that promote the study as a particular way of prayer, we started these Days that have allowed the participation of students in congresses, the writing of articles in the field of psychoetics and the organization of academic events.

Methodical, systemic, selfless and serene study in a state of prayer, with the assistance of God, becomes vision and authentic creativity. In this state we are able to penetrate the Truth and offer solutions to so many difficulties and problems of our society. With this foundation, last year we finished the first cycle of the this Days of Study and Prayer, under the framework theme “Wound, transfiguration and grace”. We investigated and deepened the consequences of our own effective wounds (distrust, shame and guilt) in the integral development, and analyzed the restorative potential of the spiritual life.
During one of the days we were visited by Eleanna Guglielmi, president of the Universal Youth Parliament, who explained at the Universitat Abat Oliba CEU the next meeting of the PUJ in Salamanca, during July 2019.

The Days were closed on July 1, with the visit of the Superior of Castilla Province, Lourdes Grosso, who encouraged us to continue with this project.

[1] Discourse of the Holy Father Francisco to the community of the Pontifical Gregorian University and to the members of the Pontifical Biblical Institute and Pontifical Oriental Institute, on April 10, 2014.