Strangers Seeking Safety

Unit Activity

Discuss the immigrant experience of the Holy Family as they fled Bethlehem for Egypt to live among strangers until it was safe to return to their homeland. Compare their experience with that of a refugee family from another country fleeing to the United States to seek asylum. Have participants role-play the two experiences, or share their reflections through a poem or in a drawing.

Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick reminds us:

We must never forget the Gospel call of Jesus – to welcome the stranger – for in the face of this stranger, we see the face of Christ.” Discuss what this means for the young people in your group.

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