Follow our journey to Lisbon!

We were in Lisbon for World Youth Day 2023!

Follow our journey, which lasted from Tuesday 25th July to Wednesday 9 August on this page with testimonies, news, photos and videos. Please pray for all the young pilgrims who went, that they might allow the word of God to resonate in their hearts.

Watch the action at World Youth Day here.

‘Mary arose and went with haste’ (Lk 1:39)

Within herself, Mary already bore the Lamb that was slain and yet lives. She arises and sets out, for she is certain that God’s plan is the best plan for her life. Mary becomes a temple of God, an image of the pilgrim Church, a Church that goes forth for service, a Church that brings the good news to all!

From Pope Francis’ Message for World Youth Day

Latest World Youth Day News

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A week in Lisbon with the Pope

We’ve found a lot of God’s joy in Lisbon over this past week with the Pope. Read about our experiences.

Spending Days in the Diocese

Over these three days, our pilgrims got a taste of the local life in Portugal, and a look at the Church in another country.

Wednesday 2nd August
Morning Catechesis in Fatima
Trip to Nazare Beach
Torchlight procession in Fatima

Thursday 3rd August
7.30am – Coach to Lisbon for morning catechesis
Explore WYD and watch Pope’s arrival

Friday 4th August
7.30am – Coach to Lisbon for morning catechesis
Explore WYD and Stations of the Cross with Pope Francis

Saturday 5th August
7am – Coach to Lisbon
Walk to Vigil Site
Camp Overnight

Sunday 6th August
Morning Mass with Pope Francis
Walk back from Vigil Site
Dinner and awards for the group

Monday 7th August
Morning Mass and brunch
10am – Depart on Coach
8pm – Arrival in Vitoria, stay overnight

Tuesday 8th August
10am – Mass
11am – Coach departs
Overnight on coach and ferry

Wednesday 9th August
7.30am – Arrival back to Westminster Cathedral

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