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

  • roughing it!

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: 

    • Manual labor ​

    • Working at a youth camp

    • Chores around the monastery 

    • Cooking and cleaning

    • Media Work

  • Pilgrimages to Israel either before or after World Youth Day​

  • Click here for internship details

next steps

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. 

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