The Archdiocese of Sydney’s social network site Xt3.com has launched an interactive countdown calendar to help pilgrims prepare for World Youth Day 2013 in Rio de Janeiro.
This online calendar will feature daily reflections for World Youth Day pilgrims, as well as for those who cannot attend World Youth Day in Rio, but would like to be part of the WYD experience online.
The calendar was launched on Thursday 9 May 2013, which marked 75 days to go until World Youth Day, and also was the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord. This date was chosen because the theme for World Youth Day 2013 is "Go and make disciples of all nations" – the final words said by Jesus before he Ascended into Heaven.
Xt3’s WYD countdown calendar begins with a reflection on the theme and message for World Youth Day Rio.
Over the past four years, Xt3.com has provided a series of online interactive calendars for young people during the Church seasons of Lent and Advent. These calendars have been popular resources for people all around the world, and have featured unique videos, podcasts and article targeted towards Xt3’s young, tech-savvy audience. Now Xt3’s World Youth Day countdown calendar will be providing even more multimedia content for a global audience preparing for World Youth Day. From podcasts about the WYD Patron Saints, to articles about getting around Rio de Janeiro, to WYD promo videos produced by Catholic Communications – Xt3’s calendar is a one stop portal for pilgrims and youth leaders.
The calendar is also available in a mobile-friendly format and is accessible on all Smartphone and Tablet devices.
Access Xt3’s WYD Countdown Calendar here: http://www.xt3.com/countdown