World Youth Day is just one year away and the Diocese of Orlando is inviting young adults to participate in a pilgrimage to Krakow, Poland for the 2016 World Youth Day with Pope Francis July 22 – August 1, 2016. The pilgrimage is sponsored through Dube Travel and is open to young adults over the age of 18. Pilgrims will have the opportunity to attend all World Youth Day events in addition to tours of Warsaw, Częstochowa, Auschwitz, and Wadowice, the home town of St. John Paul II.
“The World Youth Day pilgrimage offers a truly spiritually uplifting opportunity to join in the great commission to ‘go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations’ in the home country of our beloved Pope St. John Paul II” said Kimmy Zeiler, diocesan director of Youth Ministry. “Our delegation will also visit Auschwitz, where St. Maximilian Kolbe died, and travel to see Our Lady of Częstochowa, the Black Madonna.”
With the theme, “Blessed are merciful; they shall have mercy shown them”, World Youth Day will join together over a million youth and young adults from across the globe for this opportunity to connect, grow deeper in faith, and celebrate the Lord’s Great Divine Mercy. The week includes prayer, concerts, sharing, liturgy, catechesis, and a vigil and closing mass with the Holy Father.