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Volunteers arrived early to Lyon to prepare ‘Dare to Dream’

15/07/2016: France

The team of volunteers that will support the International Marist Youth Encounter arrived to Lyon a few days ago to start preparations for the event, which will run from Sunday through to July 23.

“There is an excellent spirit and great energy to welcome participants,” affirmed Brother Miguel Angel Espinosa Barrera, vice director of the Secretariat of Mission.

On July 12, the team of volunteers received a presentation of the encounter’s objectives and their work. There was also a run through of the different spaces in which the encounter was developed and they formed commissions.

Most volunteers speak Spanish, English or French, as well as Greek and Hungarian to a lesser extent.

Over 400 participants from the four Marist branches are expected to attend, from 46 countries.

These are Spain, Guatemala, Argentina, Lebanon, Mexico, France, Italy, Peru, Brazil, Rwanda, Canada, Ghana, Australia, South Korea, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Tonga, Italy, New Caledonia, United States, Chile, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Senegal, Bolivia, El Salvador, Belgium, Ireland, Germany, Philippines, Gambia, South Africa, Uruguay, Portugal, Jamaica, Fiji, Samoa, Cameroon, Greece and Madagascar.

The gathering will take place at the Marist School of Sainte Marie Lyon – La Solitude, located on the hill of Fourvière and the youth will stay at the Lycée Aux Lazaristes high school.

On July 22, participants will visit the Hermitage, one of the communities of the Marist Brothers.

The encounter will end at the Basilica di Notre-Dame de Fourvière on July 23, coinciding with the 200th anniversary of the Fourvière promise.

Further information on the encounter and daily chronicles will be available on http://www.lyon2016daretodream.com, while social network sites will use the hashtag #daretodream.

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