The Pilgrim's Journey

Mary – the Focus of WYD

Richard SontagLast Updated: December 2nd, 2016World Youth Day

A Nov. 22 Vatican communique revealed that the themes for 2017 and 2018 diocesan-level events as well as the international gathering in 2019 will all be taken from Chapter 1 of the Gospel of Luke, centering on Mary in the scene of the Annunciation and her Magnificat, spoken after her cousin Elizabeth’s declaration that “Blessed … Read More

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Eucharistic Miracle at World Youth Day

Richard SontagLast Updated: August 12th, 2016Pope Francis, World Youth Day

Nestled in the medieval Italian hill town of Siena lies the towering Basilica di San Francesco. Though it lacks the ornate black and white marble that decorates the Sienese cathedral, or the impressive and ancient frescoes that grace the neighborhood parishes, San Francesco does boast an extraordinary article of devotion – a Eucharistic miracle. The … Read More

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Tekton Sends Pilgrims to WYD

Richard SontagLast Updated: August 10th, 2016Pope Francis, World Youth Day

Tekton Ministries had the pleasure of arranging the pilgrimages for World Youth Day in Poland, Germany. It sent a total of 225 pilgrims both youth and young adults from South Dakota and Indiana. Pilgrims traveled to Krakow, Poland for a seven-day worldwide encounter with Pope Francis and 1.6 million other young Catholics. These pilgrims each … Read More

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Pope’s Pilgrimage to Auschwitz

Richard SontagLast Updated: August 10th, 2016New Evangelization, Poland, Pope Francis

Pope Francis has paid a sombre visit to the Nazi death camp of Auschwitz – Birkenau in July, becoming the third consecutive pontiff to make the pilgrimage to the place where Adolf Hitler’s forces killed more than a million people, most of them Jews. Wearing white robe and skullcap, Francis walked slowly beneath the notorious … Read More

Pope at Auschwitz to shape WYD

Richard SontagLast Updated: July 8th, 2016Church News, Poland, Pope Francis, World Youth Day

(CNA) Since the very first World Youth Day in 1986, the international Catholic event has been marked by prayer, music, and fellowship among thousands of young people eager to encounter the Pope. This year’s gathering in Krakow, Poland will feature the same elements – but it will also be unique, with the Pope’s visit to … Read More

WYD 2016 in Poland? Here’s what one bishop wants you to know

Richard SontagLast Updated: July 10th, 2015Church News, Upcoming Pilgrimages, World Youth Day

(By Matt Hadro, CNA/EWTN News).- For those pilgrims thinking about participating in World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow, Poland, Bishop Frank Caggiano has a message: It will be worth the sacrifice. The Bridgeport prelate, who is serving as World Youth Day Liason for the U.S. bishops, acknowledged that attending the global gathering in Poland next summer … Read More

Official hymn of World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow released

R RLast Updated: January 8th, 2015Church News, World Youth Day

“Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy” – the official hymn of XXXI World Youth Day Krakow 2016 was released and is available to watch on YouTube.  Check it out below! Additonally, view our flyers about Tekton Minstries’ Catholic pilgrimages departing from Indianapolis, IN and Rapid City, SD. The World Youth Day Local Organizing Committee … Read More