Millions of young Catholics are gathering from around the world to celebrate our faith this week. Undoubtedly, many will experience conversions, form much-needed spiritual friendships, and feel God’s love in a whole new way. There will be an abundance of joy, songs of praise, and prayers of thanksgiving. World Youth Day seems to be just the thing that our youth need in a world that often appears to have grown hopeless and violent. It is because of the prophetic vision of one of our most beloved popes that this great event has come to fruition at a time when youth are desperate for faith experiences that shed light on the darkness.
Pope Francis gave us these words of wisdom in regard to WYD:
Are you aware of the immense history of World Youth Day? Take our quiz to learn more about this beautiful event’s motivation and purpose.
World Youth Day Quiz
No matter how you did on the quiz, we ask for two things.
Those pilgrims in attendance need our prayers of support. Remember them in prayer this week. Make it a special intention to ask for an outpouring of joy for our Catholic youth. Ask the Lord to help them grow in wisdom, knowledge, and boldness to face a culture that often opposes them.
Because of the technology we have available, you can be part of World Youth Day 2023 without even leaving your home. To find out more about the historical aspect of WYD, read Pope Francis’ message to youth and learn the official prayer of WYD; visit the official website. To watch a Livestream, listen to talks, and find other resources, check out this post, 7 Ways to be a Part of World Youth Day