|The atmosphere was simply unique in this open air Nativity Village! We rejoiced and wrote thank you prayers near the animals such as chickens, cows, sheep, horses and a cute 3 week foal as they all roamed in enclosed spaces. (Route 19)|
|We wrote sorry prayers for the unkind things we do and say as we looked at baby Jesus in the manger in the Grotto with Mary and Joseph (Route 20).|
|We prayed for people in the world as we stopped at the Fishermen’s Port (Route 8) near the boat in a structure with fresh water flowing around it through a small river.|
Then we asked for guidance about something in our lives in the Shepherds inhabited Caves (Route 6) surrounded by the sound of bleating sheep.
- A different method of how I can pray with my children unlike the way we usually pray.
- A feel good experience. It makes adults and children aware that they can pray everywhere
- It was fun praying outside and doing this as a group
- A different experience of Prayer Spaces. I found time to think and enjoy moments of stillness.
- I simply liked looking at the animals and enjoyed the shepherds cave.
- I liked it cos I shared my thoughts and prayers with my friends
- I will remember this moment because it’s such a nice village and also because I have a really nice group leader
- I liked the geese, turkey and the horses
- Out in the opening I got more inspiration on what to write
- I liked the worries and fears because I am scared of the dark and I managed to express my feelings
- I will never forget this experience as we prayed and reflected together and for each other
- Oh, these are prayer spaces. I love doing prayer spaces!
- I will forever remember this place in Gozo and will treasure this experience in my heart. Thanks for this lovely experience
- I liked it when we entered the shepherd’s cave and prayed for guidance.
- Can I write more prayers on the sticky notes?
- It was a very nice experience! Very well organised and interesting. Thank you!
- Can we come again?
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- For information about the place http://ghajnsielem.com/bethlehem/)
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