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If I Could Set Up World Youth Day: This is how it would look

August 12, 2011

I would make it a spiritual retreat for a few days for the youth of the world and for the people of the world.  To get them away from the things of the world and return them to the Traditions and beauty of the Catholic Church.  Find many Benedictine Monasteries that are faithful with the Pope and the Church; at each one have the solemn low Traditional Latin Mass early in the mornings, with the monks; would join Pope Benedict XVI in the Pontifical High Mass; plus others would have devout Masses that we attend now.  The only music for the entire event would be Gregorian Chant.  At the certain hours that any one can join the monks for the Liturgy of the Hours; takes part in it.

 

The Rosary to start everything off in the afternoon; before Vespers have The Stations of the Cross, then have question and answer; just having time to talk and ask the Pope questions; so the kids can get a chance to talk with him or any adult that wants to also. 

 

My idea of a world youth day; is not have the music of the world; such as rock or rap;Christian of course; but to bring them back to the Traditions of the Church and show them how beautiful the music of the Church can be and what it should sound like.  To get them out of the world and away from all the noise of the world. 

Where people dress properly and modestly, no one uses bad words.  Have them stay at the guest house and guys in the rooms in the monastery and wake up hearing the monks chanting Morning Prayer early in the mornings. 

Then find out what saints are buried in that city or near by; take them on pilgrimages to venerate the places of the saints and to pray at their resting spots. 

Have bible study and Catechism classes, teach them Gregorian Chant, re-teach them the traditions of the Church. 

It should be a renewal in faith; not keep them in the world.  Some places use cell phones and cameras; but most of the time get them away from it.  Re-new their love for the Sacraments of Confession and the Holy Eucharist; teach them why they must be free from mortal sin to receive the Holy Eucharist, teach them how to dress modestly and not go the ways of the world. 

A renewal in faith and faith for the people of the world; who are Catholics.  Protestants are welcome too.  It would be good to share this; to re-teach the faith to the Catholics but also teach it and share it with our Protestant brothers and sisters as well.

God bless.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. August 12, 2011 2:40 am

    I agree with everything but two..I think that some Catholic musicians such as Matt Maher & Audrey Assad are good for the youth..True it’s not Traditional Catholic music or chants but they do sing about Our Blessed Mother & the Eucharist..Also Fr. Stan Fortuna sings and he’s a priest..Also I think that the youth should take many pictures and videos to bring back and share with (also evangalize) to the other youth..

    Don’t get me wrong, I love Gregorian chants and other traditional music, but I also enjoy Matt Maher who is very Catholic and loves the faith..

    • August 12, 2011 2:45 am

      yes they are, but i thought it would be good to have a non-worldly experience; get them away from every day life of hearing Christian pop or rock music that they might hear on the Radio and show them and let them expierence something that would help them slow down so they can pray and we can not pray going million miles per hour; that is why Gregorian Chant is there; to help relax us but also to help us pray; one of the priests from the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter said that on Life on the Rock when talking about Gregorian Chant.

      • August 12, 2011 2:54 am

        Ok..If you put it that way then I would agree with that..I am so glad that they have World Youth Days..It’s so encouraging to see all the youth who are in love with the faith and who truly love the pope..Great writing as usual..

  2. August 13, 2011 7:46 am

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