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Connecting in faith at World Youth Day

They were just 15 in a crowd of more than 500,000 gathered in Panama City this past January for World Youth Day. Although relatively small in number, the 15 Saint Mary’s University attendees (comprised of students, staff, and alumni) had an extraordinary emotional and faith-filled experience. Not only did they have the opportunity to see Pope Francis and travel to Panama City, they also had the reaffirming opportunity to encounter their worldwide Catholic community of peers.