.- During the First Congress for Catholic Youth in Guatemala, more than 7,000 young people, together with Mexican actor Eduardo Verastegui, promised âto work for the virtue of purityâ and "lead a chaste life.â
According to a press release, young people packed the Domo Coliseum in Guatemala City and began the event with a procession, followed by a Marian consecration.
The thousands of young people then spent time in Eucharistic adoration, led by Congress chaplain Father Axel Sanchez, who âblessed brown scapulars and rosaries that were later distributed to participants.â Afterwards, âEduardo Verastegui, kneeling in front of the Blessed Sacrament, said the chastity promise prayer with the young people.â
The Mexican actor then shared his conversion story, his personal commitment to live in purity, and challenged the young people to âfollow Godâs commandments and be saints of the third millennium.â He also recalled the words of Mother Teresa who said, âGod does not ask us to be successful, he asks to be faithful.â
Likewise, Mexican soap-opera actress, Karyme Lozano, shared her own conversion experience and why she âabandoned her successful career to live a consistent Christian life according to the teachings of the Church.â
The young people celebrated Mass with Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, Apostolic Nuncio to Guatemala, who was joined by various Guatemalan bishops.