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Slí Eile plan for World Youth Day

slieile_magis_01Noelle Fitzpatrick of Sli Eile, the Jesuit Outreach for Young People, was one of 22 attendees at the first European planning event for Magis in Spain. The term ‘Magis’ means ‘the more’, and relates to the Ignatian notion of always seeking to do more for God. As a programme, Magis is part of the Jesuit input into World Youth Day, and will involve young people working in the three areas of ecology, spirituality, and faith and culture. It will take place from 5-15th August 2011. The five Jesuit Provinces in Spain, the Portugese province, and other congregations are organising the Ignatian gathering of 3,000 young pilgrims worldwide in Loyola. From there, pilgrims will be split into multinational groups of 25 to travel to various locations in Spain and Portugal to participate in one of 120 different experiments. After the work-experiments all pilgrims will congregate in the Jesuit college in Madrid to take part in the World Youth Day event.