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S+L BLOG: Rio de Janeiro



The final days of World Youth Day Rio were an exercise is letting God surprise us all. Days of rain made the field at Guaratiba unusable and the final events were moved to Copacabana Beach. Cariocas (residents of Rio) are used to having parties on the beach. They have two giant parties there every year: ...read more
World youth Day Rio has released a series of videos called “Discipulus.” These videos are reflections on discipleship and the many ways of being disciples. In today’s video the reflection is focused on the word intimacy. ...read more
The local organizing committee of WYD Rio 2013 organized a visit of the historic image of Saint Sebastian, patron saint of the City of Rio, to various places in the diocese. In the photo above we see the Archbishop of Rio, João Orani Tempesta leading the processions to what was, until recently, one of the ...read more
Registration for WYD Rio 2013 is officially open.  Pilgrims must be registered in groups and the number of pilgrims in each group cannot be more than 50. Each pilgrim group needs to have a leader and a second-leader.  If the groups are co-ed the team leaders should be a man and a woman. All Canadian ...read more
The longest serving cardinal in the Catholic Church was buried yesterday in Rio de Janeiro. Cardinal Eugenio Sales died last Monday and his requiem mass took place yesterday at Rio’s Cathedral of Saint Sebastian. During the ceremony a dove landed on the casket and stayed there for almost an hour. Cardinal Sales was made cardinal ...read more
With more than a year to go before World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro we’re starting to see logistical information being rolled out. Specifically registration information. The Rio organization advised would be pilgrims that registration will open in July 2012. Groups of up to 50 people can register through the on-line registration portal that ...read more