WYD pilgrims pack more than clothes before beginning their journey; they also carry prayer intentions for themselves, for their loved ones, and for the whole world. These prayers are often entrusted to the intercessors selected as patrons for each WYD event. The saints and blesseds chosen to pray for pilgrims are often known for a commitment to youth, or for a connection to the host country or region.
WYD Panamá 2019 has named eight great heroes of the Church to intercede for pilgrims and their needs.
GIF courtesy of Panamá 2019
Panamá Patrons (click on the name of a Patron below to learn more)
- Saint José Sánchez del Rio
- Saint Juan Diego
- Blessed Sor María Romero Meneses
- Saint John Bosco
- Saint John Paul II
- Blessed Oscar Arnulfo Romero
- Saint Martin de Porres
- Saint Rose of Lima
As you spiritually prepare for your journey to Panamá, spend time learning about each of these intercessors. Ask for their prayers as you set your eyes upon a deeper relationship with Christ and His Church.