Irish News

Street evangelisation top highlight of youth conference

Conference attendees with Fr Luuk Jansen OP and Fr Bernard Murphy CFR.

Louise Hanlon

Faith, friendship and fun were the order of the day at the annual Catholic Young Adults Conference which took place in All Hallows College, Dublin at the weekend. The conference, organised by the Legion of Mary, had as its theme ‘Know Mary, Know Jesus’ and attracted over 200 attendees from various parts of the country. 

The unique, maternal role of Mary in the life of the Church was explored throughout the weekend with talks, discussion, workshops, presentations and testimonies by young legionaries. 

Participants were invited to take part in an historical tour of the notorious ‘Monto’ area of Dublin as well as a street evangelisation session, an experience named as the highlight of the weekend for many of the young people. Eucharistic Adoration, Mass and Confession were an integral part of the programme, while newly-ordained priests Fr Declan Lohan and Fr Philip Mulryne OP spoke of the role the Legion played in their vocation.