Register Soon: Trip to Assisi, Italy

5th International Gathering of Youth

Sunday, August 2nd to Sunday, August 9th, 2009

At the Basilica of St. Francis, Assisi, Italy

Theme:  The Gospel: this is my life.

•  There will be a different development of the theme every day.
•  The young people who attend will be on pilgrimage to various Franciscan sites. 
•  There will be time for common prayer, reflection, and discussion (the participants will be divided into language groups).
•  On Wednesday, August 5th, the participants will travel to Rome to see the Holy Father.
•  The young people and their leaders sleep in tents.  The tents will
be supplied without cost.  Participants must bring their own camping
gear…sleeping bag, flashlight, etc.

The cost:

A) Travel expenses from place of origin (e.g., Montreal) to Rome and
return (the cost, per participant, will vary depending on their place
of origin).
B) Travel expenses by train (2nd Class)  from Rome to Assisi and return to Rome… about 36 euros.

Registration Fee: 

To be announced. However, if you want a gauge, the registration fee for
the last International Gathering which was held in 2006 was 210 euros. 

The registration fee includes:
-  all meals  (simple but adequate);
-  the pilgrimage  to Rome to see the Pope and return to Assisi
-  printed booklet  (in four languages: Italian, Spanish, English and Polish).

Registration details have not been finalized. 
For further information, contact Friar Ed Debono:

•  Participants may also want to bring a musical instrument(s) for
community night and song sheets (photo copies may be made at the
•  Groups may want to prepare a skit or some event which involves the
audience, as well as consider bringing a large Canadian flag and other


Basilica of St. Francis
Assisi, Italy
This community event is not affiliated with Faith Connections, but we believe it to be of specific interest to young adults aged 18-39 and with a faith-based or social justice theme. However, we can be mistaken — if you're not sure this event will meet your expectations, please check with the event organizers.