WYD - Columban Mission Experience Chile 2013


In July 2013, World Youth Day (WYD) was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Pilgrims attending WYD Rio from Australia and New Zealand will be passing through Santiago, Chile on route to Rio de Janeiro. St Columbans Mission Society invited those pilgrims to encounter parish life and mission in some of the poorest regions in Chile.

The pilgrims experienced at first-hand the mission of the church Ad Gentes. The WYD - Columban Mission Experience Chile 2013 aimed to create awareness of the importance of the New Evangelization, of overseas and cross-cultural mission and to promote vocations to the Columban priesthood and religious life.

World Youth Day Invitation
Fr Gary Walker's letter to the Catholic Bishops of Australia inviting the pilgrims for World Youth Day 2013 from their dioceses to participate in a four-day parish-based mission experience in Santiago, Chile on route to Rio de Janeiro. (more)
WYD - Columban Mission Experience Chile 2013 Brochure
Australian and New Zealand pilgrims will leave their comfort zones to stop over at Columban parishes in poor areas of Chile en route to Rio de Janerio. (more)
WYD - Columban Mission Experience Chile 2013 (presentation video)
This video gives a brief glimpse of the Columban Mission Programmes that will be held in various parishes in Chile en route to World Youth Day Rio 2013. (more)
The 7 pillars of the WYD - Columban Mission Experience in Chilean parishes
The WYD - Columban Mission experience Chile 2013 will be based on 7 pillars. (more)
WYD Columban Mission Experience Chile 2013 - Welcome to Chile (video)
This video gives a warm welcome to the participating WYD Australian & NZ Dioceses and pilgrims to the Chilean parishes. (more)
Co-ordinator information pack - January 2013
An information pack for participating Dioceses sent to co-ordinators to assist with preparations for upcoming retreats with pilgrims. (more)
Pilgrimage to Columban parishes in Chile
One hundred and fifty young men and women pilgrims from 13 Australian and New Zealand Dioceses participated in a Columban Mission Experience in four Columban parishes in Chile on their way to World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (more)
WYD - Daily Diary Entries
Daily diary entries from WYD pilgrims on their Columban Mission Experience in Santiago and Valparaiso, Chile. (more)
Pilgrim handy fact sheet
Questions answered on what to wear, what to take when travelling to Chile, South America (more)

Articles on Chile
Columban articles written on Chile. (more)

Keep in contact - Pilgrim form
WYD - Columban Mission Experience in Chile 2013 pilgrim form. Stay in contact with the Columbans by subscribing to The Far East magazine, E-news and Facebook. (more)

Social Media
Join us on our social media and keep up to date with latest news and highlights from WYD - Columban Mission Experience Chile. (more)

Contact Information
WYD - Columban Mission Experience Chile committee members contact information. (more)