Today on More2Life Radio, we were blessed by a visit from Dr. Mary Beth Yount, the Director of Content and Programming at the World Meeting of Families. In addition to telling our listeners about the event itself, she revealed the BREAKING NEWS that this year’s World Meeting of Families has over 15,000 people currently registered for the week long congress, making the 2015 World Meeting the highest attended World Meeting of Families ever!
That number is expected to climb by several more thousand over the next 40 days leading up to the event. In addition to the many thousands of people registered for the week-long congress featuring dynamic speakers and activities, organizers are expecting that a crowd of 3 Million people will attend the papal mass which is being held atop the so-called “Rocky Steps” leading up to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. In anticipation of the record-breaking attendance, local hotels have made additional rooms available to accommodate guests.
The World Meetings of Families was instituted by St. John Paul the Great in 1994 and is held every 3 years in various locations throughout the world. This September’s meeting will feature many internationally-recognized speakers including my wife, Lisa, and I, on the topic, See How They Love One Another: The Family and the Faith. Lisa and I will also be broadcasting More2Life Radio LIVE from Booth 206 at the Congress. In a recent surprise, I was also honored to be asked by Bishop John McIntyre to introduce Word on Fire’s Bishop-Elect Robert Barron at his Opening Keynote Address to the Congress on Tuesday, September 22, 2015, titled Living as the Image of God.
I’m likewise pleased to be able to say that many regular contributors to More2Life Radio will be also be featured presenters at the World Meeting including Damon Owens, Dr. Joseph White, and friend-of-the-show, Christopher West. And. of course there will be many other wonderful speakers as well, including members of the Catholic Patheos community, including Simcha Fisher and Sue Muldoon.