july 19 - august 6, 2023
Week one: july 20 - 27th 2023
option one: 5-day hike through portugal
july 19 - july 26
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 Two: Pilgrimage to the Holy Sites of Portugal
July 21 - july 27
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!
week two: july 27 - august 6th
open heaven festival
july 27 - august 1
Whether you decide to participate in itinerary option one or two, it’s at Coïmbra that our WYD experience will begin! Three days of Open Heaven festival which will include adoration, morning and evening prayer, daily Mass, prayer vigils, formation, and opportunities to meet young adults from the Beatitudes communities around the world!
World youth day main gathering
august 1 - august 6
Meet the Pope and young people from around the world in Lisbon.
Welcome the Pope on Thursday evening, meditate on the Way of the Cross Friday, experience a prayer vigil including millions of Catholics on Saturday, and let yourself be sent by the Pope on Sunday after the Holy Mass.