World Youth Day
Lourdes to Lisbon
One million young people
One Jesus Christ
One Holy Father
...and you only live once!
Since John Paul the Great founded WYD, the Community of the Beatitudes
has lead trips that that focus on:
integrating different nationalities in the same group
times of adoration, praise, and spiritual direction
college-age and recent grads
the chance to spend extra time abroad
this is more than a vacation.
Our experience of World Youth Day will not be typical - on this trip we will dive deeply into prayer, formation, and international immersion - and have a great time doing it!
Spend time in praise, service, adoration, spiritual direction, pilgrimage, & reflection.
Hear talks on discernment and encounter many religious communities.
Experience World Youth Day side-by-side with young adult groups from around the world and have an immersion in European Beatitudes houses.
Be ready to rough it – get away from material things & the convenience & the distraction of our daily lives.
Not what you expected from a religious community? Enjoy visits to tourist sites, concerts, and dancing.
who would benefit from this trip?
This trip is aimed at college-aged young adults who are mature in their faith and are ready to plunge head-on into a month or more of service, pilgrimage, prayer, and sacrifice. We are especially focused on those discerning their vocation to married or religious life. You should come with us if you are:
· A college student or recent college grad
· Discerning your vocation to marriage or religious life
· An individual or a group
· A priest, religious, or campus minister
Those 20+ years old are eligible to be part of the service leadership team.
immersion, extensions, and internships
Beatitudes Missions offers multiple opportunities for additional experiences in Europe, Denver, and beyond! Some of the experiences available include:
Immersion and service in France, which could include:
Working at a youth camp
Chores around the monastery
Cooking and cleaning
Pilgrimages to Israel either before or after World Youth Day
Click here for internship details
Interested in joining us? Please click on our "Learn More" button to find more information on the practical details of the trip. Feel free to contact us directly via the contact information at the bottom of the page.