Welcome to the beginning of Planningfor Magis andWorldYouth Day 2013!
On behalf of all of us here at the US JesuitConference, I am excited to welcome you to thebeginning of our preparation for Magis andWorldYouth Day 2013 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil! As youlikely already know, Magis is a program run bythe international Society of Jesus in the weeksanticipatingWorldYouth Day, a global youthcelebration held every 2-3 years. In 2013 Magiswill begin on July 12 in Salvador De Bahia, innortheast Brazil, and conclude a week later, justbeforeWorldYouth Day begins, in Rio de Janeiro.During that time students from Jesuit universitiesfrom all around the world will come together for atime of prayer, sharing, and service to strive foreven more than just the normal pilgrimageexperience toWorldYouth Day and to participatein one of the international Society of Jesus’largest gatherings!In this packet you will ﬁnd information which youcan give to students to begin gathering interestfor the pilgrimage, information that will help withyour planning, and forms to begin the process ofgathering the information that you will need.In the coming days and months you will also bereceiving sample ﬂyers for publicizing the event,materials for reﬂection, and more speciﬁcs onitineraries, experience locations, etc.We look forward to having your universityinvolved in the pilgrimage!In Christ,
Mike Rogers, S.J.
US Jesuit Conference Coordinator for Magis andWorldYouth Day 2013