A Word in Season
WYD: Grace for Youth and the Whole Church
Benedict XVI knows that there will be much spiritual fruit gained if we make this week a spiritual retreat for ourselves. Let us, young and old together, enter into prayer during these days for our youth, for vocations, for renewal of minds and hearts, and for the Church and its witness in all of us to the world.
Dear young people, the Church depends on you! She needs your lively faith, your creative charity and the energy of your hope. Your presence renews, rejuvenates and gives new energy to the Church. That is why World Youth Days are a grace, not only for you, but for the entire People of God. (Benedict XVI, Message for the 26th World Youth Day)
Important links for World Youth Day 2012:
- Official World Youth Day Website
- Benedict XVI's World Youth Day Intinerary
- Vatican News.va updates
- USCCB's Virtual World Youth Day Pilgrimage
Pat Gohn is a writer, speaker, and host of the Among Women podcast and blog. She holds a Masters in Theology, and a Bachelors in Communications. Her passion is working within the sphere adult faith formation both in parish life and in using media for evangelization and catechesis. Find more at www.patgohn.net.