Gathering For Peace At Hakodate

LEAD Story 387

JAPAN - We were allowed to use the La Salle chapel and gymnasium. 13 Japanese (Hakodate La Salle High School, Iai Girls High School, Chubu High School, University of Education JICA) and 13 Vietnamese members joined us in the morning via Zoom.

We had talks by Fr. Yamauchi SJ and Sr. Valeria (Canossian) from Tokyo. Fr. Lam OFM from Sapporo gave us a peace message, and everyone prayed for peace while thinking about it. At the end of the session and in candlelight, each person’s prayer was placed on the altar, and we had time to unite for peace.

After the self-introduction and sharing at lunchtime, the participants enjoyed a sports exchange. In the afternoon, we deepened exchanges beyond language barriers through various sports events. We are happy if we were able to give people the courage to take action and make things sustainable.

Live Jesus in our hearts, forever! (Text & Photo: Mr. Deok Bosco Han)