Preview of Midwest Youth at World Youth Day

From July 22 to August 6, twenty-one Midwest Focolare youth, along with five chaperones, attended the festivities and activities of World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland, which included a one week youth school entitled, You Got Me. The post WYD school was held in Jasna, Slovakia, sponsored by the Youth for a United World of the Focolare Movement.


The youth will update us more upon their return, but their time has included, among many other things, a deeply meaningful visit to the death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau.


The youth also made a pilgrimage to the Black Madonna of Częstochowa.


During the official days of World Youth Day, the Midwest Focolare youth pilgrims enjoyed a catechisis session with Most Reverend Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago.


But the time at WYD was capped by grace filled events with His Holiness Pope Francis. Watch for more news from the Midwest Focolare youth on their travels and experiences in Poland and Slovakia.