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The MAG+S youth ministry (which brings together Jesuits and other religious congregations of Ignatian spirituality) proposed this summer three types of experiences for young people between the ages of 18 and 30, who want to share life, service, faith, concerns, joys, with a style of austerity and the integration of various dimensions: service, living together, formation, prayer, celebration and personal accompaniment. Almost 350 young people participated.

One group was that of the “Sense of the SOUTH Experiences” that focus on "going out of oneself" and meeting with other cultures, other people and other ways of seeing life that go beyond the daily world that surrounds the young people of our country. They take the form of a short-term international volunteer, lived as a member of a small community made up of young people and their companions, where the heart and prayer is the key piece of the experiences, which last from 4 to 6 weeks. They are a proposal of MAG+S and the NGOs Alboan and Entreculturas. This summer 33 young people and their companions participated in 4 experiences: Cameroon in Company, Enxartxad (Chad in company), Growing Together (Perú) and Bolivia in company. There was also the experience of a group of 9 educators from Spanish Ignatian schools who worked in Fe y Alegría schools in Peru.

Secondly, the "Serve" experiences that help the young people to put themselves in an attitude of service, in the style of Jesus, in the most disadvantaged realities of our country, in front of people whom we normally exclude from our welfare society. As examples: summer camps with children at risk of social exclusion, leisure with people with disabilities, classes in prison, support for a social canteen or welcoming pilgrims are some of the experiences that 218 young MAG+S have had this summer during their holidays. In total, there have been 12 experiences of "Serving others" that have allowed young people to go out of themselves to give themselves to others in the style of Jesus.

Finally, this summer six "Follow" experiences were offered, which want to help the young person to deepen his faith, bringing him closer to Jesus, opening his heart to God. Spiritual Exercises, Camino de Santiago, Taizé, pilgrim to the Holy Land ...in which a total of 97 participants took part.

See the testimonies at: https://www.magis.es/testimonios

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