International Meeting

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the International Meeting?


Every two to three years, members of Youth Teams of Our Lady (YTOL) from around the world gather together to share in the fruits of the movement. Although we share a common goal to meet Christ, the fruits of the movement are different according to the realities of each country. The International Meeting invites us all to discover our own identity with the goal of mutual enrichment, and a more perfect communion through Christ, who reveals Himself to all. As young adults, the I.M. provides an opportunity for us to find renewal in our spiritual search of our faith, to discover life in a team, and to get to know YTOL. The purpose of the event is to unite with our brothers and sisters in Christ from all over the world who are involved with YTOL: young adults, married couples, clergy, and religious life. During the week of the meeting, people gather to listen to talks, participate in Mass & adoration together, partake in small groups, and enjoy fellowship through a bond that is stronger than any language barrier – our faith in Christ and intercession through Our Blessed Mother. It is an opportunity to grow spiritually together with people from throughout the world who; although come from diverse backgrounds, unique cultures, and speak different languages; have the most important thing in our lives in common – our Catholic faith. DIVERSIFIED, yet UNIFIED -- just like our Holy Roman Catholic Church!




Who is eligible to attend?


The I.M. is open to single (unmarried) young adults who are 18 to 30 years old. Young adults do NOT have to be a member of YATOL to attend; nor must they be Catholic. They simply need to be open to the Catholic faith / going through the RCIA program, the YATOL movement, and to the activities that will take place during the I.M. Those young adults who are interested in attending the International Meeting should be within the parameters of eligibility to join the YATOL Movement itself. Please contact the National Secretariat Team for further information on this. Teams of Our Lady couples who are on YATOL teams and priests involved with the YATOL movement are also eligible to attend.




When & where is the next one?


Rome, Italy - Summer 2020




Where can I get more information?


Follow on Instagram @ytolintlmeeting - Stay tuned for more info!





Testimonials

"I feel that YATOL has been a huge boost in my spiritual and prayer life. I have always been active in my church, but YATOL has taught me to truly engage and dig deeper into what it means to be Catholic. Both Christ and Mary have had such a personal impact in my life this year, and YATOL has exposed all of the blessings I receive. But also those I fail to see or acknowledge. It has been eye-opening in many ways, and I feel more prepared and confident to defend my faith."

—  Morgan, Turlock, CA