Articles for World Youth Day

World Youth Day message: “Have the courage to be happy”

Pope Francis has told young people to “have the courage to be happy” in his Message for the 30th World Youth Day, which will be celebrated in dioceses around the world on Palm Sunday.

Official prayer for World Youth Day 2016 Krakow

“God, merciful Father, in your Son, Jesus Christ, you have revealed your love and poured it out upon us in the Holy Spirit, the Comforter, We entrust to you today the destiny of the world and of every man and woman….”

WYD Message “Think Big! Open Your Hearts”

Pope Francis to Young People: "Think Big! Open Your Hearts" Holy See Releases Pontiff's Message for the 29th World Youth Day Zenit.org writes "The Holy See today published Pope Francis’ message for the 29th World Youth Day (WYD), which will take place on Palm Sunday,...

WYD themes 2014-16

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has decided on the themes for the next three World Youth Days. These mark a three-year itinerary of spiritual preparation that will culminate with the international WYD with the Successor of Peter scheduled for Krakow in Poland in July...
Canadian SVDP reports from WYD/EIJV

Canadian SVDP reports from WYD/EIJV

Jason Hunt of the SSVDP Canada has been writing a blog of his experiences... Day four (Sunday, July 21 2013) We had an English song at the opening prayer. They announced the winner for a visit to the pope, who wrote a song. We all song it together and then were...

360 degree views of WYD venues

Unveiled for WYD in RIO viewers can actually move the camera for a 360 degree view of various venues in Rio.  This technology is exclusive to EWTN for WYD! It may take a few second to start. See also www.facebook.com/ewtnonline. From Michelle Laque Johnson

250+ bishops to catechize at WYD

250+ bishops to catechize at WYD

More than 250 bishops of different nationalities will develop and deepen the theme of World Youth Day (WYD Rio2013) during three mornings of catechesis. Selected by the Pontifical Council for the Laity (PCL), there will be stationed at a different catechesis location...

Your virtual presence at WYD?

Your virtual presence at WYD?

Pope Francis says... "Even if you are not traveling to Brazil, you can still participate in WYD." With a full crowd in St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis led the Angelus prayer on Sunday afternoon. In light of his trip to Rio, the Pope asked pilgrims to pray for him and...

Vincentian Family at WYD Vocations Fair

The World Youth Day (WYD) will be a time to meet with other young people who also want to follow Christ. It is also a moment of encounter with Christ himself, who wishes to speak to the heart of every young pilgrim. The Vincentian Family will be present at the...

Vincentian youth pray/reflect before WYD

Vincentian youth pray/reflect before WYD

Vincentians pray for mission Friday at the International Vincentian Youth (EIJV) began with morning prayer for a missionary spirit. "The Vincentian Youth are invited to embrace the mission of Christ Youth.Living the dynamics of dispossession to embrace the brothers in...

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