Two new groups of the JAR itinerary at the Romareda School
At the end of the previous year, the Pastoral Team of the Romareda of the Augustinian Recollects School in Zaragoza, Spain, undertook a strategy to invite students from 5th grade, Primary and second year High School with the aim of creating in the Center the first two groups of the Itinerary of the Augustinian-Recollect Youths corresponding to their age: Restless Hearts group from Madaura stage in Primary, and Pre-Community JAR Milan I of Baccalaureate.
Restless Hearts Club (Madaura Stage)
The opening of activities for 5th grade of Primary began with the same school year 2021-2022 after a call to an urban summer camp, followed by a personal invitation and ended with an information session with the families.
Twelve boys and girls began with the approval of their parents the activities of the Club, coordinated by two animators and mothers of students, Victoria Aguas and Elena Esteras, and by the Augustinian Recollect Héctor Molina.
The word of mouth of the acceptance and approval was found in that currently there are already 22 members who meet every Thursday afternoon. In addition, every five weeks there is a Sunday gathering.
This stage in the JAR Itinerary seeks to create a sense of group and belonging through Augustinian values, especially that of the community. To this is added the search for integral development through a Christian formation and dynamic and fun values: games, workshops and yincanas or ralis that promote friendship and knowledge of the life of Saint Augustine.
JAR Romareda Group (JAR Milan I pre-community)
The high school students who responded positively to the invitation started the JAR Romareda group in October. They meet on Friday nights, after classes, in a session divided into two parts: first, a dynamic, game or formative and Augustinian activity; and second, a snack-dinner with a community, fraternal and friendly spirit. The group is led by a young student from the College, Javier García, and by the Augustinian Recollect Héctor Molina.
Another fundamental aspect is solidarity, which is why they have also carried out two volunteer sessions, one with the Zaragoza Food Bank and another in Operation Kilo, in which food for people in need is collected throughout the school community. vulnerability.
Meanwhile, the Pastoral Department continues to seek ways to offer the students of the Romareda College the richness of the Augustinian Recollect charism.