World Youth Day – Krakow 2016
WHAT IS WORLD YOUTH DAY?
St. Pope John Paul II created WYD in alignment of his concern for the youth. He often said “you are the future of the world, you are the hope of the church, you are my hope…”
For more information and history of WYD visit the official website.
St. Faustina and St. Pope John Paul II were selected as the patrons of WYD 2016. They both studied in Krakow, and it in fact was JPII who canonized St. Faustina and instituted the Divine Mercy. They are the apostles of the Divine Mercy. Bringing the Jubilee of Mercy into a full circle.
WHAT IS MY SAINT MY HERO DOING FOR WORLD YOUTH DAY 2016?
ARE YOU GOING TO WORLD YOUTH DAY, OR HOSTING A VIEWING PARTY AT YOUR PARISH?
World Youth Day 2016… you have been called and you said YES! We thank you for leading our youth on their holy path. Their hearts will be changed in the presence of the Holy Spirit, the leadership of our holy father, the mercy of Divine Love, and the fire of New Evangelization. You are a part of this change and we are praying you through each day. As a reminder of the power of our united prayer, My Saint My Hero has created a wearable blessing in honor of World Youth Day; hand-woven with love and prayer, to be worn with love and prayer. Each time you look down at your bracelet take a breath, create the space for God and pray for all the youth, activities and actions during World Youth Day. Pray that this wave of evangelization will ignite the whole world on fire with the Holy Spirit!
World Youth Day Connect in Prayer Bracelets, just like our Prayer Partner Bracelets, are hand-woven in the pilgrimage town of Medjugorje with three strings: red and blue representing the blood and water poured out from Christ, and yellow representing Krakow and all of the youth who attend World Youth Day, both physically and spiritually. We are excited to have gifted over 3000 bracelets to World Youth Day Pilgrims. As you wear your share and wear your Connect in Prayer Bracelets please also share your stories, your posts and your time at World Youth Day with us! Post here or tag @prayWYD @mysaintmyhero #prayerpartner #mercywins on your social media.
In preparation for World Youth Day we asked our friends Andrew Laubacher (Alob) and Emily Wilson to create a song that was inspiring as well as a great reminder about the theme of World Youth Day 2016 which is so appropriately in alignment with the Jubilee Year of Mercy. On the feast of St. Maria Goretti we launched the song, you can find it by clicking this link: bit.ly/MercyWins | Download lyrics Mercy Wins PDF
Not only does this song commemorate the Jubilee of Mercy but it also commemorates My Saint My Hero having shared 1 Million Blessing Bracelets. Each Blessing that we have had the opportunity to share with you, is another prayer warrior helping to build the Kingdom of God here on Earth.