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S+L BLOG: WYD 2002



While attending a World Youth Day itself has many immediate benefits, it would be a shame if its only benefits stayed trapped in the chronological time period within which they fell. The celebrations of World Youth Day last for a couple weeks. Putting the challenge of World Youth Day into practice takes a lifetime. Part ...read more
During WYD 2002 Pope John Paul II had lunch at the Strawberry Island retreat centre with a group of young people who represented the different continents. Here he is listening to Shirley Tso of Hong Kong and Daniel Sadera Kuntai of Kenya. — Photo courtesy of Catholic News Service ...read more
Today’s photo is from WYD 2002. Pope John Paul II arrives for the closing Mass at Downsview Park, accompanied by young people in the traditional costume from their native countries. An estimated 800,000 people participated in the closing Mass. ...read more
Who would seriously not want to receive a text message from Blessed John Paul II? It turns out Pope John Paul II did in fact leave us not just a simple text message, but the whole text of his message! His words at World Youth Day in Toronto were his heartfelt words addressed especially to ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives we bring you Pope Benedict XVI’s reaction to the shooting in Aurora, Colorado, his well wishes for athletes preparing to compete in the London Olympics, and we celebrate the 10th anniversary of World Youth Day 2002 Toronto by catching up with WYD 2002 volunteers and Fr. Thomas Rosica walks us through Exhibition ...read more
On this special episode of Perspectives: The Weekly Edition, Andrew Santos, filling in for Deacon Pedro Guevara-Mann, walks down memory lane and celebrates the 10th Anniversary of World Youth Day in Toronto. Santos is joined by Salt + Light CEO Fr. Thomas Rosica (former National Director of WYD2002), as well as David Knapp of CBC. ...read more