Broadcasting Nuns go to World Youth Day in Madrid

Blog Published: August 3, 2011
By Sister Julie

WYD 2011 madridSister Julie and Sister Maxine are going to World Youth Day in Madrid, Spain! World Youth Day is an experience with people worldwide and with the Pope. It is celebrated every three years in a different country. This year it will be celebrated in Madrid from August 16th to 21st, 2011.

We received a grant to go to Madrid with our broadcast equipment and two broadcasting professionals from our A Nun’s Life community. We’re going to connect with, listen to, and record the stories of young people and religious from across the globe. We’ll explore how people experience God’s calling and the many different ways this calling is incarnate!

Not only are we going to record video and audio, but we are going to BROADCAST LIVE from World Youth Day! That’s right, you’ve seen us broadcast live every weekday from the A Nun’s Life Studio, now witness the MOBILE STUDIO in action! Our main broadcast days will be August 16, 17, and 18. Now there is a bit of a time difference with Madrid being ahead by 7 hours as compared to Chicago (e.g., 12 noon in Chicago is 7 p.m. in Madrid). Check your time zone!

We don’t know exactly what the schedule is but we’ll be sending updates via Twitter, Facebook, and our A Nun’s Life eNewsletter … so be sure to follow, friend, and/or subscribe!

We’ll send another update soon and are in the midst of creating our NL-WYD webpage.
08/08/2011 UPDATE: NL-WYD webpage now available at

Nuns in SpainIf you are going to WYD, be sure to let us know and maybe we can rendezvous in Madrid. If you have special prayers that you’d like us to tuck beneath our mantles, let us know too. Use the comment section below!

And please spread the word that BROADCASTING NUNS ARE GOING TO WYD!

Archived Comments

Joyce Durosko IHM August 3, 2011 at 10:38 am

World Youth Day and a Nunslife community what could be more exciting! Go Sister Julie and Sister Max and the two members of our NL community and allow us all to touch in with “God Quest Global”. We go with you in love and prayers for a ‘life altering event’ and may the protective angels guide and protect you.

Christine Ereiser, OSB August 3, 2011 at 10:42 am

HOW EXCITING!! I know this will be an amazing experience! I’m looking forward to following your broadcasts from WYD. Keep up the great work!

Jen August 3, 2011 at 10:47 am

Cool! That should be an awesome experience!

Another Sister Julie, CSSF August 3, 2011 at 12:15 pm

Have an AWE-filled trip! BTW–Keep your eyes peeled for my sisters. I think you met our Vocation Director, SM Beth.

Lisa Burke August 3, 2011 at 7:14 pm

This is awesome, God-filled news! Thank you to the grantors. God bless the grantees and all who pilgrim to Madrid to experience the global pilgrim church! I can’t wait to see/hear more You are going to give EWTN quite the competition — just kidding. Make sure you meet the Franciscan Friars of the Eternal Word who will have their Friar Cam around and about for “Life on the Rock.”

austsarah August 4, 2011 at 7:54 am

hahaha WYD will be amazing! i am personally looking forward to my trip, i leave here on the 10th, ITS SO SOON!!!!! hopefully there will be a chance for us to meet face to face, sometimes home can be a little far away, not that there is anywhere i would rather live…

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