july 19 - august 6
Preparation camp (dates TBA)
Days in denver or service team weeks in France
Leg 2: july 20-27
option 2a: 5-day hike from fatima
Encounter the Lord with us in the Portuguese mountains! A time of fraternity, prayer, and exercise; camp under the stars, contemplate God in His Creation, praise and sing His Glory. Begin at the holy site of Fátima and hike in the natural beauty of Portugal, arriving to Coïmbra for the Open Heaven festival which kicks off our World Youth Day celebrations!
Option 2b: Pilgrimage to the Holy Sites of Portugal
Take a week to discover the different churches and holy places of Spain and Portugal! Buses will take you to various sites throughout Spain and Portugal. Begin at the holy site of Fátima and continue through the country, arriving at Coïmbra for the Open Heaven festival which kicks off our World Youth Day celebrations!
leg 3: july 27 - august 1
open heaven festival
july 27 - august 1
The entire Beatitudes group of around 900 will gather for our festival of praise and the Days in the Diocese in Coïmbra! The three days will include adoration, morning and evening prayer, daily Mass, prayer vigils, formation, and relationships with our groups from France, Switzerland, Poland, Czech Republic, Lebanon, Peru, and more!
leg 4: World youth day in lisbon
august 1 - august 6
Welcome the Pope on Thursday evening, Way of the Cross Friday, million-person prayer vigil campout, and Mass with Pope on Sunday.