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June 1, 2008

World Youth Day 2008!!!

Check out this video for World Youth Day 2008 which is being held in Sydney, Australia

(From wyd2008.org)

Ten inspirational saints and blesseds have been named the official patrons for WYD08.

A tradition of each World Youth Day, the 10 patrons have been chosen by the organisers and approved by the Vatican. An Australian artist, Richard de Stoop was commissioned to recreate their images.

"When deciding who should be the patrons, we focus on who would inspire young people," said Bishop Anthony Fisher OP, Coordinator WYD08.

"Not only do we look to saints, but those who are waiting to become saints - blesseds - and those who have had a particular influence on Australia's and Oceania's history.

"We ask everyone to learn their stories, and understand that ordinary people can do extraordinary things through the Spirit of Christ.

"We particularly urge young people to get to know and pray with our patrons," he said.

Here is a list of the ten Saints:

-St. Maria Goretti
- St. Therese of Lisieux (pictured above)
- St. Peter Chanel
- St. Faustina Kowalska
- Pope John Paul II
- Blessed Peter To Rot
- Blessed Teresa of Calcutta
- Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati
- Blessed Mary MacKillop

Pax et Gaudium

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