World Youth Day 2023

by | Dec 3, 2022 | News | 2 comments

Dear Vincentian Family

Our affectionate and fraternal embrace.

The organizing committee of the International Vincentian Youth Meeting 2023 (IVYM), which precedes the World Youth Day 2023 (WYD), has the joy of informing you about registration and other details of this long-awaited meeting! This way, everyone will be able to be more clear and participate with peace of mind, because we are working so that you can experience the gathering in its fullness.

Date: 29 July to 01 August 2023
Place: Felgueiras (north of Portugal)
Minimum age: 14 years old, celebrated until 28/07/2023 at the latest


Important: only one registration is needed to be able to participate in the IVYM and the WYD. A single registration will serve for both meetings, so you don’t need to register for WYD. The committee guarantees your registration for both meetings!

Registration phases:

1st phase: 06/11/2022 to 20/12/2022, with 10% discount on WYD package
2nd phase: 21/12/2022 to 05/03/2023, with a 5% discount on WYD package
3rd phase: 06/03/2023 to 15/06/2023, no discount.

Attention: registration after 15/06/2023, will not have accommodations.

We have adopted the criterion that the registration phases for members of the Vincentian Family always end 10 days before the WYD phases. This procedure is to give us enough time to register the groups within the established deadlines.

How do we register?

  1. Registration is done by the national council of each branch of the Vincentian Family in each country. All conversations and negotiations will be settled with the national president of each branch; he/she will be the link with the organising committee
  2. Each participant, after completing the registration form, must hand it in to the coordinator of his group and he in turn will forward it to the national council
  3. The national president of each branch should fill in the registration forms at the following link:
  4. Any other question concerning registration (sending proof of registration, clarification of doubts, etc.) may be sent to the following address:

The organising committee of IVYM 2023 is available for any general information about the meeting at

We await you all with great joy and in the certainty that our Vincentian Family will be stronger after living these days of encounter.

See you in Felgueiras!
Embrace in Christ, Vincent and Mary,

Organizing Committee of the International Vincentian Youth Meeting 2023

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    Thanks for the information concerning the IVMY. My name is Paulinah Appiah Antwi, a Vincentian Family member based in Botswana. I am in the process of Starting VMY in Gaborone, Botswana, at Christ The King Cathedral church. God willing, the group will meet for the second time in January, 2023. This will be the second group in the country.

    The first group is in the northern part of the country, at Tonota Roman Catholic church. It is being run by Rev. Sr. Mary Tansi. It has been in existence for about two years.

    My question is, since we are just beginning, can we participate in the IVMY meeting coming up in July? The group’s leader, Miss Anthonelle, would like to attend the meeting with someone of the group members.
    I am writing to you, because one of the youth, wanted to know how much it will cost for one to attend?

    Warm Vincentian greetings from Gaborone, Botswana, to you all.

    Paulinah Appiah Antwi

  2. Reinhard Kofler CM

    Thank you for your wonderful work!

    We have inscribed the first participants of the Austrian Vincentian pilgrims to Portugal and we are enjoyed to inscribe more participants.