26 Articles

Youth Speaking Out: "God called me among my friends"

Pali, a law student in Uruguay, speaks about how she "discerned" her own vocation in Opus Dei. Fourth video in the series "Youth Speaking Out."

Personal testimonies

Synod Patrons: Young People on Path to Canonization

The Synod on youth and vocation has as its patrons young people who died in the last decades and lived a life of heroic virtue.

Recent News

Synod for Young People: Words from the Pope and the Prelate

Young people raise questions, dreams and concerns about discerning their vocation in light of God's will. With advice from Pope Francis and the Prelate of Opus Dei.

From the Prelate

Pope Francis Inaugurates Synod for Young People

Homily of the Holy Father at opening Mass for the 15th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, on the theme "Young people, the faith and vocational discernment." The Synod will close on October 28.


Light To See, Strength To Want To

An article by Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz about the upcoming Synod of Bishops for young people. Published in "Aleteia."

Publications, Interviews, and Other Messages

"You, we, and a revolution begins"

In October 2018, an Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the theme “Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment” will take place in Rome. Pope Francis has asked for prayers for the work of the Synod.

From the Church and the Pope

Youth Speaking Out: "Where is God amid suffering?"

Carlos, who is studying economics in Valencia, speaks about coming to understand better the mystery of suffering through his friendship with Jorge Ribera, a 19 year old friend of his who is fighting a battle against leukemia.

Personal testimonies

Youth Speaking Out: "Do I speak with Jesus, or am I frightened of silence?"

Mariam is a young Kenyan woman who is studying engineering. She is convinced that we can listen to Christ who speaks to us in the ordinary experiences of our daily life.

Personal testimonies

"Discovering the ever-youthful face of Christ"

On Thursday, 5 July 2018, Pope Francis authorized several decrees on heroic virtues, including those relating to two teenagers: the Anglo-Italian Carlo Acutis and the Spaniard Alexia González-Barros, who died respectively at 15 and 14 years of age.

Recent News

Letter from the Prelate (8 June 2018)

The formation offered in Opus Dei is also addressed to young people, so that "they may be, now and for the rest of their lives, Christian leaven in families, jobs, and the whole of the immense field of human life in the middle of the world."

Pastoral Letters and Messages