Archive for July 10th, 2008

Passionist Youth Encounter starts ….

10 July, 2008

Participants to the Passionist Youth Encounter in Endeavour Hills were welcomed in the Opening Ceremony by a group of Australian Aborigines. The group of adults and children welcomed everyone onto the sacred land and presented the Superior General (Ottaviano D’Egidio C.P.), the Provincial (Joachim Rego C.P.) and a representative from the Parish with Aboriginal Message Sticks.

Welcome to Passionist Youth Encounter

10 July, 2008

Passionist Priests and Brothers from the Vice Province of the Five Wounds (Bavaria and Austria) prepare for the opening ceremony prior to the Passionist Youth Encounter at Endeavour Hills (Melbourne, Australia)

Off to the Passionist Youth Encounter

10 July, 2008

At 2.00 p.m. on Wednesday 9th July the young professed Passionists climbed aboard a bus at the front of the Monastery at Templestowe to take them to the parish of St. Paul Apostle, Endeavour Hills (Melbourne, Australia) to attend the Passionist Youth Encounter.

Nearly 360 Passionist Youth and Passionist Priests and Brothers from around the world will be attending this meeting prior to World Youth Day in Sydney.

Young Passionists – 9th July 2008

10 July, 2008

9th July was the final day of the Young Passionists gathering in Melbourne (Australia).

Today the group were invited to enter into dialogue with the Superior General and the General Council about various issues concerning Passionist life throughout the Provinces and Vicariates.

Prior to lunch the Young Passionists were given a presentation of the programme and themes for the Passionist Youth Encounter to be held at our parish of St. Paul Apostle in Endeavour Hills prior to travelling to Sydney for World Youth Day.