Deacon Ben Syberg shares his experience of World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro!
Sunrise, morning of closing mass, World Youth Day 2013
About our blog - As young Catholics, we are chock full of desires and have come to realize that nothing, no person, place or thing in this world, can truly satisfy the deepest longing of our souls. Consequently, we are looking for a new way of living, a path that is authentic in our experience and will inspire us to something greater than what our culture is currently providing. It all begins with a personal and intimate relationship with Jesus Christ. This path is not easy, but as St. Peter once said, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.” (John 6:68)
Our Holy Father is encouraging us to have this conversation with the whole of society!
“In the face of a growing indifference to God, the new evangelization must not be about a social or political structure, but the person of Jesus Christ,” proclaimed Pope Benedict XVI. “Human life cannot be realized by itself. Our life is an open question, an incomplete project, still to be brought to fruition and realized. Each man’s fundamental question is: how will this be realized – becoming man? How does one learn the art of living? Which is the path towards happiness? To evangelize means: to show this path – to teach the art of living.” (Address to the United States Catholic Educators, April 17, 2008)
Join us as we ask the tough questions and honestly respond to God’s call to be persons of faith, living in truth, creating beauty, and sharing the love of our Lord, Jesus Christ.