You may be aware that WORLD YOUTH DAY this year is being celebrated in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
from 23 – 28 July 2013 with the theme:”Go and make disciples of all nations!” (Mt 28:19).
As has been celebrated successfully in the last two World Youth Days, i.e. WYD08 in Sydney (Australia) and WYD11 in Madrid (Spain), it is planned once again that two events will take place involving the Young Passionist Religious and Young Passionist Laity.
I, together with the members of the General Council, will be present at these gatherings and it is my hope that we will make this an opportunity to encounter and engage with our young religious and laity.
In light of the recent General Chapter’s call to focus on particular aspects of our mission, including New Evangelization and Youth/Young People, I encourage you to plan for the participation of young religious and young lay people from your Province/Vice Province/Vicariate in the WYD events in Brazil.
Those Provinces/Vice Provinces/Vicariates who do not have religious less than 35 years of age, may send a representative from among those who have professed vows or were ordained within the last ten years.