Traveling through the Lands of the VMY
May the grace and the peace of Jesus Christ be with you all!
We write this letter in order to communicate to you an interesting idea that we have received from a “creative advisor of the Vincentian Marian Youth Association”, namely, that the VMY in every country create a video with the theme, “traveling through the lands of the VMY!” These videos will then be published periodically on the web page of the International Secretariat so that any person can view them and be enriched by the experience that is being shared.
We believe that these videos could present the VMY in a particular country or a specific locality and describe how they work together and how they engage in their apostolate with young people and the poor. A suggestion for the video: present a brief summary of the history of group highlighting the locality and the country where the group is functioning (one could utilize images, text and/or audio). Someone may want to film where the group meets, where and what kind of activities are undertaken, the repercussions of the service on the lives of those who are ministered to. The groups should also be mindful of those encounters and meetings that define them as members of the VMY. One might conclude the video with a list of new plans that are envisioned, expectations of the group, and/or some message of encouragement that might inspire other young men and women to become involved in ministry and share their life with us.
The video, four to five minutes in length, should be sent to us in *.wmv format by mail, dropbox or youtube. The videos will be finalized for publication at the Secretariat and as they are finished they will be placed on the web page of the International Vincentian Marian Youth Association in a special section.
We are convinced that if we follow through on this idea we will be able to strengthen our Association on an international level and grow together as a result of sharing our experiences.
We are grateful for your participation in this project.
God bless everyone!
United in Jesus and Mary!