World Youth Day USA Guides Stateside Pilgrimage Leaders Guide - Page 76

Closing Prayer End this session with a prayer for God’s will St. Kateri Tekakwitha to be done (and conclude with the Lord’s was an intentional single adult within Prayer). If time allows, consider a longer her Native American community. prayer experience using the patron saints of WYDUSA (for this exercise, consider printing St. James the Apostle short biographies and photos of these holy was called to preach the Gospel, heal men and women): the sick, and lead others to Christ. Leader: Each of the guiding patrons of Our Blessed Mother Mary World Youth Day were called by our was married to St. Joseph and with Almighty and Merciful God to something him in Nazareth, raised Jesus. great. If during this session, you have been drawn to a particular vocation or call to Which of these holy men and women do service or ministry, we ask that you spend ten you want to accompany you in prayer as minutes with a saint of your choosing. you ponder and discern the various paths Consider the following: God has laid out before you at World Youth Day and in your life? Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati was a single young adult, with an eye Take about ten minutes to learn about towards possible marriage. them, speak with them, and ask for their guidance and prayers. When you have finished, come back to the large group. St. John Paul II began his ministry as a young priest in At this point, the leader can conclude the Archdiocese of Kraków. the gathering with the World Youth Day St. Thérèse of Lisieux Prayer for the United States, and invocation entered consecrated life (the Carmelite of the patrons before a final benediction sisters) in her youth. and blessing. 74