Following and Sharing World Youth Day 2016

by Sr. Susan Wolf, SND on July 26, 2016

in Catholic evangelization, Facebook, Jubilee of Mercy, Pope Francis, Twitter

WYD2016

 

Yesterday, July 25, pilgrims from all over the world arrived in Krakow, Poland for World Youth Day which opens today and concludes with a Mass celebrated by Pope Francis on Sunday, July 31.  More than 30,000 pilgrims along with 85 bishops from the U.S. are there.

The theme of the 31st World Youth Day is: ‘Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy’ (Mt 5:7).  WYD2016 takes place during the Year of Mercy in the home country of  St. John Paul II—the Apostle of Mercy and the Initiator of WYD and St. Faustina Kowalska whose writings spread the devotion of Divine Mercy to the whole world. St. Faustina and St. John Paul II are the patron saints of World Youth Day 2016.

The Official Website for WYD 2016 http://www.krakow2016.com/en/

Following and Sharing WYD2016

It is possible, even likely, that this wonderful, positive event will not receive much media attention in the U.S., but that does not mean that we cannot follow the events and share them ourselves through Social Media.

Hashtags

To see posts shared by pilgrims on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat or other social media platforms, you can search for the hashtags: #WYD and #Krakow2016

Facebook and Twitter

Find posts, tweets and videos from World Youth and share them on your platforms.  Our world needs Good News.

If your diocese/parish/religious community will be posting from WYD, please tell us in the comments below, so that we can follow them.

We Pray

We pray for all the pilgrims to World Youth Day 2016 that they may find joy in this week of prayer and celebration of their faith. We pray that God will touch their hearts and keep them safe. May they continue to be witnesses of Divine Mercy their entire lives.

CWS Summer Break

I am taking a few weeks off and will begin blogging again after Labor Day.  Enjoy August and God bless you.

 

 

 

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Jim McGovern July 26, 2016 at 1:28 pm

SISTER I WIPED OUT THE ENTRY APPLICATIION NOW I CHANGED MY MIND. COULD YOU SEND ME ANOTHER.

THANKS FOR YOUR ENCOURAGENT. JIM

JIM MCGOVERN July 30, 2016 at 11:53 pm

DEAR SISTER SUSAN WOLF,
HOPE YOU WERE ABLE TO ENTER OUR PRAYER SITE. WITH REGARD TO TECNICAL SKILLS, I JUST STEPPED OFF NOAH”S ARK.
FOCUS IS ON INCREASING TRAFFIC. SITE IS MOSTLY COMPLETE.
ENJOY YOUR TRIP AND GOD BLESS YOU AND THE OTHER SISTERS.

JIM http://WWW.COMEASIDE.COM

Jim McGovern August 3, 2016 at 3:07 am

HI SISTER

THANKS FOR THE RECENT INFORMATION ON WYD EVENTS.
STILL PLAN TO DISCUSS DISTRIBUTION WITH K OF C.
PLANS FOR OTHER POJECTS…. BUT RUNING OUT OE TIME.
THANKS FOR YOUR HELP. JIM

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