Posts Tagged ‘Days in the Diocese’

Eating in Valencia

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Our plans for DED in Valencia are well in hand. However you might want to think about some extra cash for food. We will have meals but with 30 000 pilgrims in the city we may still feel a little peckish. So have some euros on hand to buy some extra tapas if needed.
Remember we are 14 km from the city and not in close proximity to shops. So a pilgrimage marches on it’s stomach make sure yours is happy.


Thursday, July 28th, 2011

We have just been notified that the school we are staying at has found us some beds. (Not sure if there is bedding) so we won’t be on the floor. We will have showers and bathrooms which is great.

The PGLT still suggests bringing your sleeping bags and mats as you will need them for the sleep out at Cuatro Vientos.

Check out Beautiful Valencia

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

A new link has been added to give a sense of what the ALP will see when we do DID in Valencia. It is a city full of the old and the new. You might like to share it with family and friends. (

Accommodation in Valencia

Monday, July 11th, 2011

The Coordination committee has been advised that the group will be staying at the Imperial College of San Vicente Ferrer Orphans.

Imperial Colegio N. H. San Vicente Ferrer.
Vereda Street s / n. 46184 – SAN ANTONIO DE BENAGÉBERTelf: 96 135 20 60 – Fax: 96 135 October 96

The web link below will show a little of what it looks like.
Don’t forget your sleeping gear sleeping mat pilow and towel.

Don’t Forget Sleeping Bag and Sleeping Mat

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

Just as well you are packing a sleeping mat and sleeping bag as we might need them in Valencia as we could be in a school, parish hall or with families. Keep praying we are with families

Days In the Diocese Valencia Rough Program

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

The following is from the DID Office in Valencia.

“Distance from Madrid: 355km (about 3 hours and 30 minutes by car). It is situated on the Mediterranean Sea. Besides being important for the typical dish the “paella” Valencia is well known for being the place where the deacon Saint Vicente became a martyr. The relic of the chalice of the Last Supper is conserved in the cathedral. This relic has been studied by archeologists, and the conclusion is that is a ritual Jewish cup of the l century.

The Archdiocese of Valencia is getting ready strongly to celebrate the JMJ in Madrid in August. Besides, we want to be a host diocese during the previous days to the JMJ, together with other dioceses in Spain. We would like you to come to our diocese during the DED(World Youth Days) and share our history, life experiences and Christian commitment with you, we also want to listen to you and learn from you. (more…)

What to Expect Before WYD Begins

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

Arrival at the dioceses

The pilgrims and groups that participate in the program Days in the Dioceses, arrive at the different host dioceses. For the time being, more than forty Spanish dioceses will received WYD participants.

08/12/2011 – 08/14/2011
Days in the Dioceses Program

Each diocese is preparing a program of activities for the pilgrims: religious, cultural, of human solidarity, etc. The plan of activities of each diocese will be gradually included in the corresponding page.

Mass of Sending to WYD

On the 15th, solemnity of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, the Bishops of the Spanish dioceses will celebrate the 2011 Mass to send pilgrims to Madrid, for young people of their diocese and the pilgrims that participate in the DID.

Arrival to Madrid

On the 15th, in the afternoon, the pilgrims arrive to Madrid.