WHO ARE ECYD ADOLESCENTS?

What does Adolescent, Christian, and “of ECYD” have in common?

They are aspects of the same person: the adolescent of ECYD.

The life of ECYD takes into account the whole person and seeks to integrate these three aspects (adolescent, Christian of the ECYD) in each adolescent.

There are adolescents who live a personal commitment with Christ, and who have made their pledge of friendship with Christ in ECYD. These adolescents belong to ECYD.

There are also ECYD adolescents who, without having made their pledge of friendship with Christ, participate in the activities and life of ECYD.

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“To live ECYD is to experience a charism that is then incarnated in a lifestyle and mission.
It is the joy that springs forth in the adolescents when they discover that they are loved and called by Jesus Christ;
it is the initiative and creativity enkindled inside when they know they are engaged in a great mission in the light of eternity;
it is what happens within when they understand that an authentic and attractive Christianity can be lived, thus leaving a deep imprint in today’s world;
it is the strength given by being part of a group of friends who share the same ideals, and above all their faith.”

 

– EPILOGUE OF THE ECYD STATUTES –