Rio de Janeiro: report by Helga Dias Rayol

This year, our gathering in Rio de Janeiro was quite simple. I met my daughter Sofia and two other friends at a beautiful part of Ipanema beach on a nice fall afternoon. The sky was radiant and wonderful, with a few clouds. The ceremony took place on a high rock, attracting the attention of some people passing by. During the ceremony, one woman who was observing us joined our group and participated.

Our ceremony included only prayers for peace in each country, but despite such a simple ceremony, I felt profound emotion and a strong presence. I was infinitely happy and grateful for having carried out this blessed ceremony for the second time here in Brazil.

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