Naples: Redemptorist Vocational Youth Ministry prepares for WYD


“Mary got up and went in haste” (Lk 1:39): this verse from the Gospel of Luke, which speaks of the Visitation of Mary to her cousin Elizabeth, will be the theme of World Youth Day to be held in Lisbon from 1 to 6 August 2023.

The Redemptorist Vocational Youth Ministry is moving towards World Youth Day in Lisbon with a full calendar of events. This started in September 2022 with RYVM meetings in the various Redemptorist parishes.

Young people of various ages began a catechesis course on the WYD theme, accompanied by the various leaders and the team coordinated by the person responsible for Southern Italy. Pagani and then the Basilica, kicked off the first of the two general meetings.

The presence of over 150 young people from Calabria-Puglia-Campania, kicked off the journey to Lisbon. The Basilica was able to relive a moment entirely dedicated to young Redemptorists. Father Fiore Serafino, provincial superior of southern Italy, urged the young people not to make mistakes like adults, letting themselves be flattered by the world and its false lifestyles, but rather to take their lives into their own hands by learning to love God and others without ifs and buts.

(St Alphonsus Basilica)