The recently concluded World Youth Day in Portugal (August 1-6, 2023) included a number of ecumenical and interreligious experiences, opportunities, and lessons that garnered praise and criticism in C ...read more
The M stands for "Mary", and the heart represents her great motherly love for us.
Mary at the center of the logo
The silhouette represents Mary’s tenderness when she conceived baby Jesus.
It represents the shape of the Isthmus of Panama.
Mary is the way to meet Jesus and Panama will be the way to meet Him in 2019.
The small white dots over Mary symbolize her crown & represent pilgrims from 5 continents.
The Pilgrim Cross
Symbol of World Youth Day established by Saint John Paul II.
PRAYER FOR WYD PANAMA 2019
Merciful Father, You call us to live our lives as a way of salvation. Help us to recall the past with gratitude, to embrace the present with courage, and to build the future with hope.
Lord Jesus, our friend and brother, thank you for looking upon us with love. Let us listen to your voice as it resonates in the hearts of each one with the light and strength of the Holy Spirit.
Grant us the grace to be a Church that goes forth with vibrant faith and a youthful face to announce the joy of the Gospel. May we help to build the society we long for, full of justice and fraternal love.
We pray for the Pope and the bishops, for priests and deacons, for those in consecrated life, for volunteers, for young people, and all who will participate in the upcoming World Youth Day in Panama, and for those who are preparing to receive them.
Our Lady of Antigua, Patroness of Panama, help us to pray and live generously like you: “I am the servant of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word” (Lk 1:38).