BLOG: World Youth Day
On Saturday, May 26, close to six hundred young people 12-17 years old spent a full day at Bishop MacDonell Catholic High School for the third annual Youth Rally. The theme for this year’s rally was “BE”, inspired by the story of the Annunciation: “Do not be afraid… you have found favour with God” (Luke 1:30). ...read more
As we approach World Youth Day, read more about how this event shapes the lives of young people who attend. Read reflection by Isabel Correa: How World Youth Day Changed my Life. (From S+L 2017 Magazine). ...read more
Read the Message of the Holy Father Pope Francis for the XXXIII World Youth Day, which will be taking place on Palm Sunday, March 25, 2018. ...read more
I am extremely grateful to God for such a faith-filled, joyful pilgrimage experience with three million people from all over the world. Turbulent heat waves, rain, thunderstorms, and the sweat of three million people. Who knew what I was getting myself into as soon as I spontaneously booked my flight to Kraków, Poland. Being a ...read more
There aren’t a lot of things that bring Canada together; that make us feel like we are all part of this great country. I mean, do people in Vancouver feel like they are one and the same as people in Charlottetown or St. John’s? Do people in Whitehorse feel a kinship with the people of ...read more
All proceeds from the purchase of this book are to make possible Salt + Light‘s coverage of the World Youth Day in Panama 2019. Throughout Pope John Paul II’s papacy, youth has been a priority. When he was elected Pope in 1978, John Paul II said that young people are the future of the world ...read more
On Saturday, April 8, 2017, Pope Francis presided at the prayer vigil in preparation for the 32nd World Youth Day on Palm Sunday. Below, find the full text of his unscripted remarks: ...read more
Pope Francis today released his 2017 Lenten Message for World Youth Day, in anticipation for World Youth Day Panama 2019. Below, find the full text of his address: ...read more
Salt + Light Producer and Host Sebastian Gomes recalls Pope Francis’ visit to a favela in Rio during World Youth Day in 2013. ...read more
Words of the Archbishop of Panama, Jose Domingo Ulloa Mendieta at the press conference announcing the date of WYD 2019. We would like to reiterate our gratitude to Pope Francis in choosing Panama to host World Youth Day (WYD) in 2019, with the motto: “I am the servant of the Lord. May it be done ...read more