Rio de Janeiro, Brazil– A group of Brothers and Brother Contacts from theDistrict of Eastern North America (DENA) travelled to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for World Youth Day, and the preceeding International Lasallian Youth gathering.

wyd-bannerOpen to all young people who want to take part in a festive encounter with their contemporaries centered on Jesus Christ, this event is an opportunity to experience in first person the universality of the Church.

DENA’s group participants were:

  • Nicholas Bernardo

  • John Chase

  • Bro. David Deradoorian

  • Ernesto Dominguez

  • Bro. Francis Eells

  • Bro. Peter Killeen

  • Matthew Kizior

  • Luke Koski

  • Malik Neal

  • Bro. Leonard Rhoades

  • Javier Sandoval

  • Bro. Edward Shields

  • Benjamin Trabing

Of special note, Br. David Deradoorian, FSC, was invited to give a witness talk from the main stage of Vivo Rio, the English speaking pilgrim site at WYD.

Check back here for a full report and more photos from the International Lasallian Youth gathering and World Youth Day.

Learn more about World Youth Day:

Official World Youth Day website >

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