World Youth Day 2011

World Youth Day 2011, Madrid
This weekend in Madrid, Spain hundreds of thousands of pilgrims, many of them young adults, will be gathering for World Youth Day. It is inspiring to know that so many young Catholics gathered who are and seeking to be "Rooted and Built Up in Jesus Christ, Firm in the Faith" (Colossians 2:7). Let us join in that mission, praying that we may be grounded and formed in Christ.
You can find out more about World Youth Day at the official web site, and if you'd like to get into the spirit of the WYD pilgrimage as a young adult "on the scene", we recommend checking out youthspeaknews.org, where Vanessa Santilli of The Catholic Register is blogging from Madrid.
Canada's Salt + Light TV is providing extensive live coverage from World Youth Day — including the papal mass — at wydcentral.org. There are also celebrations going on right here at home, including the WYD 2011 Regional Celebration at the Martyrs' Shrine in Midland.