Jul 072008
 

Ten inspirational saints and blesseds have been named the official patrons

for WYD08.

A tradition of each World Youth Day, the 10 patrons have been chosen by the

organisers and approved by the Vatican. An Australian artist, Richard de

Stoop was commissioned to recreate their images.

Our Lady of the Southern Cross, Help of Christians

Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati (1901 – 1925)

Blessed Mary MacKillop (1842 – 1909)

Saint Peter Chanel (1803 – 1841)

Blessed Peter To Rot (1912 – 1945)

Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta (1910 – 1997)

Saint Therese of Lisieux (1873 – 1897)

Saint Maria Goretti (1890 – 1902)

Saint Faustina Kowalska (1905 – 1938)

Servant of God, John Paul II (1920 – 2005

World Youth Day Sydney 2008 Fact Sheet

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