London, England, Dec 21, 2014 / 13:00 pm
This Advent, young Catholics in the UK are using video media to challenge their peers to "engage in the life and rhythm of the Church" and seek a deeper relationship with Christ.
Made for Glory, a by-the-youth, for-the-youth faith initiative in the UK, has been releasing a video for every day of Advent. Each video features a reflection from one of several young people based upon that day's Gospel reading. So far, they've produced 25 videos for their virtual Advent calendar.
"We're all thirsting for more of the truth!" said John Withers, team member of Made for Glory, the group spearheading the project. "Advent is packed full of themes that speak right to the hearts of young people: longing, expectance, repentance, joy," he told CNA in a Dec. 19 e-mail interview.
"What we're doing with Made for Glory is nothing revolutionary," Made for Glory team member Patrick Morton told CNA. "We're simply trying to help people move from that initial encounter with Christ, into a deeper personal relationship with him."