The theme of World Youth Day 2017 was taken from Our Lady’s song of praise, the Magnificat, ‘The Mighty One has done great things for me’. The Pope has chosen to focus on Mary for the next two years’ World Youth celebrations, culminating in Panama in 2019. Francis has asked young people to journey with Mary, describing her as ‘a role model to be imitated’.
Consequently we have decided to continue our ‘Year of …’ plans with a Year of Mary. Each month is linked to a virtue shown by Mary and celebrates her many names.
January ~ Loving February ~ Charitable March ~ Faith filled
April ~ Obedient May ~ Showing humility June ~ Generous
July ~ Grateful September ~ Wise October ~ Attentive
November ~ Compassionate December ~ Hopeful