WYD Lisbon 2023
Proposals of the Shrine for the pilgrimage to Fatima
July 24 – August 10
In the context of WYD Lisbon 2023, in which many young people will include in their itinerary the pilgrimage to Fatima, the Shrine is preparing a set of pastoral proposals and welcome conditions in order to offer pilgrims a rich experience of Fatima.
For the groups visiting the Shrine, there is the possibility to freely participate in different workshops taking place during the day, on topics of Christian faith that are fundamental in the message of Fatima.
For those who wish to make a pilgrimage on foot to Fatima, 6 pilgrimage routes are proposed, based on the pilgrimage routes already established and signposted. Each route is associated with a theme linked to the message of Fatima and has a church as its starting point:
Itineraries for young pilgrims
For a prayerful, spiritual and cultural experience in the area of the Shrine of Fatima, there are itineraries available that lead the young pilgrim to learn about the apparitions of Fatima, the spirituality of the seers and the architectural and artistic heritage of the Shrine. These itineraries — which are valid individually, but can also be followed as complementary parts of a complete itinerary — will be available:
Where to stay: Youth Village
For groups of young pilgrims who wish to stay, the Shrine will provide a Youth Village to welcome the groups. In this space, which will allow overnight accommodation free of charge, there will be:
A área de refeição estará disponível também para jovens que não se encontrem alojados na Aldeia Jovem. Os jovens poderão comprar e comer a refeição ligeira nesta área, mediante a capacidade do espaço, ou comprar para levar.
Do I need to register in advance?
In due time, each group will be able to make known their intention to go on a pilgrimage to the Shrine using a proper form. This will not be a registration, which is not necessary, but a survey to help us better predict needs and possibilities.