Who better than the Blessed Virgin Mary to show us the way to her son, our Lord Jesus Christ; a path that only taken from his hand we can advance to the great goal: paradise. This World Youth Day is undoubtedly a special moment to take Mary’s hand, since the whole day is dedicated to her, for this reason the Marian Youth Festival is a preparation to live more deeply this WYD experience with the Blessed Virgin Mary.
In these times when youth are increasingly harassed by the offers of the world and the delusions of the evil one (Rm 13, 12), the prayer life is the answer to all difficulties, – Put on rather the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not walk trying to satisfy the evil inclinations of human nature (Rm 13, 14) – it is the way in which God communicates with us, giving us his love and friendship, as Saint Teresa of Avila experienced him – trying to be friends by being many times trying alone with whom we know loves us(LV 8, 5)
For this experience with Jesus and the Virgin Mary you must prepare yourself in the best way. God in his unfathomable mercy allowed his Blessed Mother to give us practical guides to stand firm on the path of grace.
Begin by making a daily and weekly prayer plan:
“Now more than ever it is urgent that you be the “sentinels of the morning”, the lookouts that announce the light of dawn and the new spring of the Gospel, from which you can already see the outbreaks. Humanity is in imperative need of the testimony of free and courageous young people who dare to walk against the current and proclaim with strength and enthusiasm their own faith in God, Lord and Savior..”
– Saint John Paul II