Entries by Luuk Dominiek Jansen OP


A sketch of the ten days: Friday 12th- Monday 15th: a tour of Historical Dominican sites Tuesday 16th: Pilgrims arrive in Madrid for WYD Feast of the Assumption of Mary Opening Mass with Cardinal Rouco Wednesday 17th: Catechesis (teaching) sessions Various Youth Activities Thursday 18th: Catechesis (teaching) sessions Papal Arrival and welcome Various Youth Activities […]

What is World Youth Day?

What is World Youth Day? World Youth Day (or in short ‘WYD’) is an international event, organised by the Church, for young Catholics from all over the world. It was initiated by Blessed Pope John Paul II in 1985. It is celebrated at diocesan level annually, and at an international level every two or three years each time in a different country. When […]

World Youth Day, Madrid 2011

The 26th World Youth Day took place last August in Madrid, Spain. The Friars of the Dominican Order of Ireland organised a pilgrimage to Spain for young Irish people from the 12th to the 22nd of August. In addition to the week spent in Madrid, the pilgrimage included a few initial days of sightseeing in Spain to places of cultural and […]

The Presence of Jesus

On the Gospel of Luke 9:51-62 This week’s Gospel is again taken from the Gospel of Luke chapter nine (Lk 9:51-62). The time is drawing near that Jesus will be taken up to Heaven and He sets His eyes on Jerusalem. At the end of the opening paragraph we read that “he set his face […]