Thursday, August 11, 2011

3,000 young people start MAGIS experiences in Spain and Portugal

3,000 young people start MAGIS experiences in Spain and Portugal

This week, young people from 50 countries volunteer on different projects and make pilgrimages to prepare for WYD

MAGIS, August 9th - After a weekend living together, in the Sanctuary of Loyola (Guipuzkoa), the 3,000 young people participating in MAGIS 2011, have been divided into groups of 25 people, between 18 and 30 years old, in order to participate in one of the more than 100 experiences situated throughout Spain, Portugal, North Africa and the south of France. MAGIS 2011 is an international Ignatian apostolate for young adults from all over the world organized by the Society of Jesus, along with other religious congregations that share in Ignatian spirituality, in preparation for World Youth Day.

These experiences will bring about encounters between participants, from many different countries with diverse backgrounds, and with the communities hosting them: there will be experiences ranging from pilgrimages to contact with immigrants, caring for the environment and living out the spirituality of art. All this, so that the participants may leave their ordinary life behind and learn more about themselves and the world they live in.

To download a brief description of each of the experiences in Word, click on the following links:

You can follow the daily life of the second stage of MAGIS 2011 through social networks: on facebook you will find us on, on twitter, you can follow us on @magis2011, or using the hashtag #magis2011.

To access the video gallery, click on

To access the photo galleries, click on

Moreover, there is a MAGIS 2011 blog where three new entries about the development of some of these experiences are posted every day.

To listen to different podcasts about the experiences, click on

To learn more:

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