Vatican City, Aug 21, 2013 / 03:05 am
A group of French teenagers arrived in Rome this month without money or possessions in the hopes of learning how to let go of material things and grow closer to God.
"We've come here without money," said 17-year-old Marie Lecointe. "It's taught us to detach ourselves from things like beds, showers..."
Lecointe came to Rome on Aug. 19 alongside nine other youths aged 15 to 20. They left Paris on Aug. 3 with barely enough funds to reach Rome.
"We don't know where we will sleep tonight but we will search around town," Lecointe told CNA on Aug. 20.