There will be a Franciscan Village at the forthcoming World Youth Day in Madrid this August.







The Franciscan Family will attend the World Youth Day following a unique programme that will be offered to all participants of World Youth Day. The programme was sent to all members of the Franciscan family and has already been published on the webpage specially prepared. View site


These events organised by the Franciscan family will take place from August 16 to 19, 2011, during the afternoon at the so-called “Franciscan Village.” The “Franciscan Village” will be “built” around the church of Saint Francis the Great in Madrid;. It aims to be a space for meeting and sharing, where young people can meet, get to know the Franciscan family better, and share their experiences through various activities. At the “Franciscan Village” there will also be a designated area for stands so that every movement, Order, Institute, or Congregation can provide different informative material about their identities and activities.


In addition to the programme the following three important moments are planned: a meeting with the Ministers General,  a Festival of Joy,  and a celebration of Franciscan Prayer.