World Youth Day USA Guides International Pilgrimage Leaders Guide - Page 13

encounter with Jesus Christ and his Church apostolic exhortation: “Being Christian is not who accompanies the pilgrims and sends the result of an ethical choice or a lofty idea, them forth to “go and make disciples” (Mt but the encounter with an event, a person, 28:19) should be the first and foremost goal which gives life a new horizon and a decisive of any World Youth Day pilgrimage leader. direction.”3 ENCOUNTER World Youth Day is an opportunity offered There are a variety of encounters that take by the Church to all young people to place in a World Youth Day pilgrimage: with encounter Christ. Many people have talked Jesus Christ, with the Church, with other about their e \