Maynooth Seminarians at WYD in Lisbon 1-6 August 2023


August 01st - August 06th


A number of our seminarians, together with lay students of SPPU, joined with their bishops and young people from their dioceses to participate in World Youth Day in Lisbon. Some 1.5 million young people, including 1,500 from Ireland, encountered a joyful and life-giving experience of Church with Pope Francis, who warmly welcomed the young people, reminding them that God has called them by name precisely because He loves each one of them. “At this World Youth Day,” the Pope said, “let us help one another to recognize this fundamental reality: May these days be vibrant echoes of God’s call of love.” By all accounts, this is precisely what those who shared in this major and very special faith-filled event experienced.



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