BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Hundreds of high-school students attended the 2013 Convivio Youth Congress in Connecticut March 8-10 to talk about the Christian faith, grow spiritually and consider the meaning of friendship today.
Florencia Silva, youth-ministry director for the Diocese of Bridgeport, said the event is intended “to help kids encounter Christ and grow in their friendship with him.”
Friendship, she noted, is “a very important topic” for teenagers, since contemporary culture “doesn’t help people form real relationships.”
“Many times, the young people feel very isolated and alone, and it’s very hard for them to find relationships,” she added.
Even social media “sometimes makes...READ MORE