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OLPH Lenten Mission calls youth to healthy self-development

Hanif Benjamin

San Fernando parish priest Fr Martin Sirju sought to target young adults (roughly from Confirmation teens to those in their 20s) as well as their parents/guardians, thus giving a voice to the many unheard issues that youth face every day within their homes and schools. Each night delved deeper into the ideologies of self-respect, fabricating identities, trauma and ways to develop healthy habits within ourselves.

“Understanding the vessel we carry—our bodies” and deepening an awareness of the domains of “self-respect” including the physical and spiritual self were the core messages of the first night’s discussion.

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