Juventutem Australia Website Launched
Juventutem Australia was founded in September 2005 to organise the participation of the official Juventutem chapter at World Youth Day 2008 in Sydney, Australia. Young Australians returning from Cologne in 2005 were eager to ensure that the next group of young people to gather at World Youth Day would have the opportunity to participate in Juventutem events. They saw it as their invaluable opportunity to expose young Catholics from around the world to the patrimony of the Roman Church, and in a particularly Australian context.
Preparations for World Youth Day 2008 are already well under way. The numbers of young people actively drawn to the traditional forms of Latin liturgical worship is growing. These young people are committed to the Church and eager to impress their spirit upon World Youth Day. It is for this reason that Juventutem Australia has chosen for itself the motto, ‘Emitte lucem tuam, et veritatem tuam’ from the Psalm 42 prayers at the foot of the altar to compliment the general World Youth Day theme from Acts, ‘You shall receive the power of the Holy Spirit coming upon you, and you shall be my witnesses’ (Acts 1:8).
This website will provide information and updates pertinent to the ongoing planning of Juventutem’s participation in World Youth Day, 2008. It will contain latest news, media releases, and sponsorship information, and act as the major point of contact between organisers and the public. This website will be updated on a regular basis.
The Juventutem Australia executive is overjoyed in this significant step towards 2008. It is indeed fitting that the launch of the website is on the Feast of the Princes of the Apostles. Please pray, as they do, that the prayers of Saints Peter and Paul will provide the solid foundations upon which the greater Juventutem initiative will flourish for the good of the entire Church, and particularly for the sanctification of youth.