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San Martinho do Porto, Portugal -- Taking advantage of Mardi Gras vacations

Since 1995 a group of more than a hundred young women from Lisbon, Oporto, Viseu and Braga, both high school and university students, have gathered during the Mardi Gras vacation period to deepen their human and Christian formation, and to carry out activities of solidarity and sports. In 2009 the gathering took place from February 20 to 24 in San Martinho do Porto. Besides the various sporting competitions, the students helped out in a home for the aged and in one for children with special needs. This activity was integrated into the plan of formation for young people carried out in the Prelature’s centers in Portugal.

Romana, No. 48, January-June 2009, p. 144-145.

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