Photo: WYD Lisbon Volunteers. © Nuno Moreira \ JMJ 2023
Last month over 3,000 Australians attended the World Youth Day 2023 event in Lisbon.
We invited you to pray for a blessed, safe and fruitful journey for all those travelling. We are writing to say thank you and to share with you some of the responses from the young people and photos from the event.
It was a privilege for Harvest to be involved in this mission for the Church and knowing we had so many friends supporting us with prayer was a great comfort.
We pray that the experiences of so many young people at WYD continue to bear lasting fruit for the Church.
“The trip was full of small moments where I experienced Christ, and that is something I am thankful for, and needed, and will bring back to my family, friends, parish and community.”
“The WYD journey was the most remarkable journey of my life so far. The people, the places and most of all to be able to attend the Papal Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome will always be a core memory!!”
“It was amazing to be surrounded by so many other Catholic youth!”
“The time spent in Fatima was an absolute highlight. What an extraordinary place… to encounter God’s action in the world through the love of Our Mother.”
“During Adoration at the WYD Vigil, more than one million individuals stood/knelt in complete silence. As a classroom teacher, it is difficult to even get 30 young learners to stay completely silent. Mind was blown.”
“WYD was really an unbelievable and life changing experience. It really has strengthened my faith and has increased my curiosity to learn more. I am so grateful I made the decision to go and to have met such lovely people who I can literally call my second family in Christ.”
“Travelling through the Holylands was such a beautiful experience. Jerusalem is so interesting & obviously such a spiritual place.”
“Meeting my friends for life, they were the most incredible part.”