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About the Pilgrimage

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Preparation

WYD Official Prayer

Our Lady of the Visitation,
you who arose and went with haste towards the mountain to meet Elizabeth,
lead us also to meet all those who await us  
to deliver them the living Gospel:  
Jesus Christ, your Son and our Lord! 
We will go in a hurry, with no distraction or delay,  
but with readiness and joy.  
We will go peacefully, because those who take Christ take peace,  
and welldoing is the best wellbeing.  
Our Lady of the Visitation,  
with your inspiration, this World Youth Day  
will be the mutual celebration of the Christ we take, as You once did.  
Make it a time of testimony and sharing,  
fraternization, and giving thanks,  
each of us looking for the others who always wait.  
With you, we will continue on this path of gathering,  
so that our world will gather as well,  
in fraternity, justice and peace.  
Help us, Our Lady of the Visitation,  
to bring Christ to everyone, obeying the Father, in the love of the Spirit! 

Introduction for the Rosary

Here you will find a prayer proposal especially dedicated to WYD, with meditations for each day of the week. 

“Just like Mary left from Nazareth to Judaea, to Elizabeth’s house, we also leave, following the calling of Pope Francis to the summer of 2023. With Mary we also carry Jesus, who wants to reach many through us. This convinces us that only with Jesus and Mary we will reach the goal of WYD. That is why praying the Rosary is so important, especially now.” 
– Manuel Clemente, Patriarch of Lisbon.

Click here to download the WYD Lisbon Rosary Meditations (PDF)