Agustina Rodríguez Ortiz de Rozas and Verónica Galindez planned on hosting an in-person meeting with Argentine Laudato Si’ Animators this month. But, like most well-organized intentions during the COVID-19 pandemic, their plans were derailed.
The Global Catholic Climate Movement Argentina chapter is forging ahead, however, and still plans to connect online Saturday with about 20 Laudato Si’ Animators from all over Argentina.
“The original idea was to hold a meeting in-person. When we had to suspend it (because of the pandemic), we considered that it was equally important to share, to strengthen bonds, and to motivate us. That’s why we decided to take advantage of the tools that the technology offers us,” Galindez said.
She is an assistant animator of the animators and works closely with Ortiz de Rozas, an animator of animators. Both serve as members of the chapter’s executive committee.
“The goals of this first meeting are mainly to get to know each other better and to share experiences already made throughout our country,” Galindez said.
Like the Argentina chapter, other groups are still going forward or finding ways to adapt their plans to the restrictions brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.
Italians Francesco Maria Di Pietro and Massimiliano Muzio couldn’t recreate their first bicycle “Ride 4 Creation” across Italy. But they’re hosting a “digital pedal” three times a week, posting inspiring messages about Laudato Si’ to their Facebook and Instagram accounts.
All of this creativity inspires and reminds us how important it is to find ways to connect and spread the good news all times.