On October 15 and 16, an encounter in preparation for WYD Lisbon 2023 will be held at the Salesians in Lisbon.
More than a hundred young people of the SYM, from the houses of the Salesians and Salesian Sisters, will gather to live a mini WYD, with moments of conviviality and celebration, of pilgrimage, of formation, but also of vigil, prayer and mission, organized by WYD DON BOSCO 23.
This is the first specific meeting of preparation that the young people will experience together. Thus, the recipients are the same as those who may participate in WYD, aged between 14 and 30.
To get to know the Pope’s message for this WYD, especially the Gospel of St. Luke and this “setting out in haste” with which Mary runs to meet Elizabeth, is one of the objectives of this meeting; but also to get to know the patrons of this WYD Lisbon 2023.
But there will also be time for an intimate encounter with Jesus, which will be lived through a night vigil of prayer, followed by adoration of the Blessed Sacrament throughout the night.
The meeting will end with the mission of sending these pilgrims back to their schools, parishes and groups, so that they may also invite others to get up and go in haste like Mary, who is guiding us in this WYD.