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World Youth Day
Lisbon 2023

One million young people

One Jesus Christ

One Holy Father

...and you only live once!

THIS PAGE IS FOR THOSE PRE-REGISTERED WITH FR. NILSON

Since John Paul the Great founded World Youth Day,

the Beatitudes have led trips that that focus on:

  • integrating different nationalities

  • adoration, praise, walks, spiritual direction

  • college-age and recent grads

  • the chance to spend extra time abroad

3 options

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Based on application and space available.

Costs do not include airfare and travel insurance.

1. Mission Team & Hike 
  • 5 weeks, July 5-Aug 12 

  • $2400+ round-trip airfare to Paris

  • Youth Mission and retreat in France

  • 3 days in Lourdes

  • 6-day hike from Fatima with service roles

  • Praise Festival & WYD

  • Debriefing retreat in France

2. Pilgrimage  ​
  • July 18-Aug 8

  • $2000+ round-trip airfare to Toulouse

  • ONLY $1700 FOR THOSE PRE-REGISTERED

  • Pilgrimage to St. Thomas Aquinas' Tomb & First Dominican convent in Toulouse

  • Pilgrimage to Lourdes

  • Retreat in Avila

  • Day walk to Fatima

  • Praise Festival & WYD

3. Festival & WYD 
  • July 26-Aug 7

  • $1400+ round-trip airfare to Lisbon

  • ONLY $1100 FOR THOSE PRE-REGISTERED

  • Quick visit to Fatima

  • Praise Festival & WYD

Steps Forward
  1. Apply (indicate your option preferences on the application)

  2. We email you an acceptance letter from beatitudesmissions@gmail.com and determine with you which option

  3. By Nov 18, you send us a $200 deposit to reserve your spot, and we respond with a fundraising letter you can forward to your friends, family, parish, K of C...

  4. You must participate in an orientation day or weekend in Denver or in DC following the March for Life, or in two info zooms

  5. Dec 9: For those joining Fr. Nilson in Rome, $250 more due

  6. Feb 1: payment due, $600

  7. Apr 1: payment due, $600

  8. June 1: payment due in full