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abbey youth festival March 17, 2018


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abbey youth festival March 17, 2018


REGISTRATION OPENS:

Thursday, November 30, 2017

$40 per person including t-shirt


Click here to check out our AYF photo collection!

AYF Theme


AYF Theme


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About the Logo...

The Abbey Youth Fest logo is designed by seminarian, Luke Mayeux of the Diocese of Beaumont. The image is an imitation of the Dom Gregory de Wit painting in the apse of the St. Joseph Abbey Church on the site of AYF. Inspired by St. Patrick's Breastplate prayer, the logo exemplifies the Christo-centric aspect of the prayer, while the 12 stars symbolize discipleship as well as the Blessed Mother inviting us to her Son. The image of the Risen Lord invokes the message found in the Gospel on the day of AYF: "And when I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw everyone to myself." Jn 12: 20-33

 

Pray for AYF


Pray for AYF


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AYF is slowly approaching, and we want you to join us in prayer for the success of the event. Because this year's Abbey Youth Festival falls on the feast day of St. Patrick, we are asking for his intercession as we pray on the 17th of every month the St. Patrick's Breastplate Prayer. Let us join together praying for our spiritual preparedness and the spiritual preparation for AYF! 

 

St. Patrick's Breastplate


MISSION STATEMENT

The Abbey Youth Festival is an apostolic service of Saint Joseph Abbey and Seminary College. It is designed to provide young people with an opportunity to experience a day of prayer and faith formation with an exposure to the Benedictine tradition. Its focus is evangelization and vocational discernment by means of Liturgy, prayer, worship, music and education appropriate for Catholic young people ages 13 and up!

 

HISTORY

Abbey Youth Fest began in 2001 under the leadership of Dr. Chris Baglow and a dedicated seminarian task force. The seminarians of Saint Joseph Seminary College continue to play a vital part in the production of AYF in conjunction with the seminary staff. It has, in 12 short years, turned into the largest event in the Archdiocese of New Orleans, drawing nearly 250 different groups from all across the south and surpassing 4500 participants per year for the last few years. AYF is an event you don't want to miss!


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AYF Chapel


AYF Chapel


Chapel of Saint John Paul II !!!