A Partial Indulgence

"...is granted to the faithful, wherever they may be during World Youth Day 2013, every time they, with at least a contrite heart, lift up fervent prayers to God, concluding with the official prayer of World Youth Day [see below], and pious invocations to the Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of Brazil, under the title of “Nossa Senhora da ConceiƧao Aparecida,” and to the other Patrons and Intercessors of the same gathering, in order to inspire the young people to reinforce them in the Faith, and to lead a holy life." (news.va)

Oh Father, You sent Your Eternal Son to save the world, and You chose men and women, so that through Him, with Him and in Him, they might proclaim the Good News of the Gospel to all nations. Grant us the necessary graces, so that, by the power of the Holy Spirit, the joy of being the evangelists that the Church needs in the Third Millennium may shine in the faces of all young people.

Oh Christ, Redeemer of humanity, the image of Your open arms on the top of Corcovado, welcomes all people. In Your paschal offering, You led us, by the Holy Spirit, to encounter the Father as His children. Young people, who are nourished by Eucharist, who hear You in Your Word and meet You as their brother, need your infinite mercy to walk along the paths of this world as disciples and missionaries of the New Evangelization.

Oh Holy Spirit, Love of the Father and of the Son, with the splendor of Your Truth and the fire of Your Love, shed Your Light upon all young people so that, inspired by their experience at World Youth Day, they may bring faith, hope and charity to the four corners of the earth, becoming great builders of a culture of life and peace and catalysts of a new world.

Amen !

Our Lady of Aparecida, pray for us!
Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, pray for us!

The other patrons can be found here.

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