WYD2008

Search in WYD2008 :
WYD2008 Sunday, 20 July - Meeting with Benefactors & Organisers - Address by His Holiness at Cathedral
Last edited 12th June 2009

No doubt while planning this great international gathering, and trying to face every possible eventuality, you had your moments of worry and concern, and even fear and trepidation about how things would finally turn out!

……


WYD2008 Sunday, 20 July - Angelus by His Holiness at Southern Cross Precinct, Randwick Racecourse
Last edited 29th April 2010

In the beautiful prayer that we are about to recite, we reflect on Mary as a young woman, receiving the Lord’s summons to dedicate her life to him in a very particular way, a way that would involve the generous gift of herself, her womanhood, her motherhood. Imagine how she must have felt. She was filled with apprehension, utterly overwhelmed at the prospect that lay before her.

……


WYD2008 Saturday, 19 July - Eucharistic Celebration - Homily by His Holiness at St Marys Cathedral
Last edited 12th June 2009

Yet history, including the history of our own time, shows that the question of God will never be silenced, and that indifference to the religious dimension of human existence ultimately diminishes and betrays man himself.

……


WYD2008 Thursday, 17 July - Welcome Address of His Holiness at Barangaroo, Sydney Harbour
Last edited 12th June 2009

This evening I wish also to include those who are not present among us. I am thinking especially of the sick or mentally ill, young people in prison, those struggling on the margins of our societies, and those who for whatever reason feel alienated from the Church. To them I say: Jesus is close to you! Feel his healing embrace, his compassion and mercy!

……


Friday, 18 July 2008 - Meeting with Reps of Other Religions - Address of His Holiness at WYD08 Sydney
Last edited 12th June 2009

Yet religion, by reminding us of human finitude and weakness, also enjoins us not to place our ultimate hope in this passing world. Man is “like a breath, his days are like a passing shadow” Ps 144:4. All of us have experienced the disappointment of falling short of the good we wish to accomplish and the difficulty of making the right choice in complex situations.

……


Friday, 18 July 2008 - Meeting with Disadvantaged Youth - Address of His Holiness
Last edited 12th June 2009

What does it really mean to be “alive”, to live life to the full? This is what all of us want, especially when we are young, and it is what Christ wants for us. In fact, he said: “I have come that they may have life, and have it abundantly” (Jn 10:10).

……


Friday, 18 July 2008 - Ecumenical Meeting - Address of His Holiness at Crypt of St Marys Cathedral, WYD08 Sydney
Last edited 12th June 2009

The road of ecumenism ultimately points towards a common celebration of the Eucharist, which Christ entrusted to his Apostles as the sacrament of the Church’s unity par excellence.

……


Welcoming Ceremony for Pope Benedict at Government House, WYD08 17th of July
Last edited 12th June 2009

"Some might ask what motivates thousands of young people to undertake what is for many a long and demanding journey in order to participate in an event of this kind."

……


Catechesis with Bishop Eugene Hurley
Last edited 7th July 2009

Catechesis: Sent out into the World - the Holy Spirit, the principle agent of mission - led by Bishop Eugene Hurley at WYD08 Sydney.

……


Mission to Love - Byron & Francine Pirola
Last edited 7th July 2009

On what's at the heart of married love - 2nd of 2 brilliant talks given by the Australian couple Byron & Francine Pirola at WYD08- 55 mins.  More here

……


You are viewing 31 - 40 of 63 items