Unveiling the World of World Youth Day (WYD) <br> – Part 2

In the latest edition of Yarning, we delved into the world of World Youth Day (WYD), an event of staggering proportions that captured the hearts of 1.5 million attendees at its 2023 outdoor Mass finale. But what exactly is World Youth Day (covered in the last edition), and what transpires during this global gathering of young Catholics?

Following the previous feature, we received numerous inquiries and comments expressing astonishment at various facets of WYD. To further enlighten our readers, we present a bit of WYD Trivia:

Name the 15 Cities:
Can you identify all 15 cities that have hosted WYD? Here’s a hint: 8 in Europe, 2 in Asia, 2 in North America, 2 in South America, and 1 in Central America.  Faith without Borders: the Church that welcomes all cultures.

Scroll down for the answers and event summaries.

Top 8 WYD Quotes by Pope Francis:
Pope Francis, a charismatic figure, has shared his wisdom with WYD attendees through the years. Here are his top 8 quotes:

Quote 8

“Have the courage to replace your doubts with dreams: do not remain hostage to your fears, but set about working to realize your dreams.”

Quote 7

“In the Church, there is room for everyone… repeat with me in your own language: Everyone, Everyone, Everyone.”

Quote 6

“…God calls you by name, it means that for God, none of us is a number, but a face and a heart.”

Quote 5

“Young men and women, we are loved the way we are… without makeup.”

Quote 4

“The only time we are allowed to look down on others… is when we are offering to help them up.”

Quote 3

“Yet, I would like to tell you that we do not radiate light by putting ourselves in the spotlight. That type of light is blinding.”

Quote 2

“Those who love do not stand idly by, but serve others. Those who love, hasten to dedicate themselves to the service of others.”

Quote 1

“I want to tell you: carry on, keep riding the waves of love, of charity. Be ‘surfers’ of love!”

For more insights and details, explore the 20 short video series hosted by Youth known as WYD Minute: WYD Minute – WYD Lisbon 2023 (lisboa2023.org)

Answers to the Trivia:
Dive into the history of the 15 WYD cities here: The history – WYD Lisbon 2023 (lisboa2023.org)

WYD part 2

Amidst the spirited atmosphere of WYD2023, joy radiated from a group of ladies, including the beloved Sisters Nuria, Sari, In, and Berti. These devoted women, who are integral members of our Northern Territory community, carried the spirit of WYD back to our region, spreading smiles and inspiration.