WATCH: The next 25 years begins now

It was 25 years ago today that World Youth Day came to Denver and sparked a revolution of faith among young people. Since then, the call of St. John Paul II to proclaim the Gospel “to the ends of the earth” has been answered in more ways than we can count.  This week, we’ve published many stories celebrating the 25th anniversary of World Youth Day, stories that highlight of some of the fruits these past 25 years have bore.

More importantly, though, today marks the beginning of the next 25 years. We pray that these stories will serve as inspiration for a new generation to proclaim the Gospel to the ends of the earth and lead others to encounter the unconditional love of Jesus Christ. It’s time for a movement that shows the world how the Church is More Than You Realize, and that movement starts now.

COMING UP: Join us for a WYD ’93 Facebook Live event on Aug. 11

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A revolution of faith was sparked in the Mile High City 25 years ago when St. John Paul II visited Denver for World Youth Day in 1993 — one that has bore much fruit and changed countless lives.

August 11 marks a special day for the Archdiocese of Denver. Not only will it be a day to look back at the last 25 years of memories and inspiration, it will also mark a calling for us as a community to begin shaping the next 25 years.


We invite you to follow Denver Catholic on Facebook and join us for a Facebook live event as the More Than You Realize conference takes place. Throughout the day, we will be livestreaming exclusive interviews with various faith leaders, speakers and lay people about what the past 25 years has meant to them, and how we can ignite a new culture of discipleship that carries on for the next 25 years and beyond.

Additionally, be sure to subscribe to the Denver Catholic e-newsletter to receive exclusive content, including talks from the conference!

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