This summer we will link to
two programmes overseas,
in the Lebanon
and one in Cheshire, UK.
There will be young people from many other Countries.
Regional Youth Day 2019
MAGIS Near East – Lebanon
What: An encounter of young adults mostly from Lebanon, Syria Egypt, Jordan and Palestine. The theme is Politics and the Gospel. The main language is Arabic with English and French translators. There will be various placements around Lebanon in small international groups, and an opportunity to attend workshops about politics and our involvement as Christians in the City. We end by celebrating together in Beirut for the final two days.
Cost: £290 not including travel to Lebanon*
MAGIS Central Europe –
Lithuania & Latvia
What: An encounter of young adults from Central Europe.
There will be various placements in small international groups and a final gathering of all participants in Kaunas, Lithuania.
The placements include Pilgrimage, Spirituality, Service, Arts, Society and Culture.
Cost: £120 not including travel to Lithuania.
eco-MAGIS in Cheshire, UK
What: An opportunity to experience permaculture farm life on a 27-acre small-holding in the heart of Cheshire.
As well as experiencing the rhythm of this holistic approach to agriculture, the week offers opportunities for community life and reflecting on God in creation.
In addition to working on the land, part of the day will be engaged in workshops exploring Integral Ecology in the spirit of Laudato Si.
We will eat, work and learn together.
Cost: £280 not including travel to Cheshire*
What is MAGIS?
MAGIS is a spiritual, cultural, pastoral, social and missionary experience for young adults between the ages of 18-35, based in Ignatian spirituality.
It started as the preparation days by Ignatian communities for World Youth Day and now happens in many other ways, during the summer and throughout the year.
MAGIS is a Latin term used frequently by St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits. It is familiar in the Jesuit motto Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam, To the Greater Glory of God, used many times by St Ignatius of Loyola in his letters and in the Constitutions of the Society of Jesus .
It means ‘more’, ‘most’, ‘greatest’, ‘best’… It means to live fully, deeply, to serve selflessly, to give and not to count the cost.
A person who lives ‘magis’ desires to deepen their experience of God. They seek the greater good, the greater love.
There are five elements of MAG+S: morning prayer, practical-physical activity (experiments), Mass, group reflection (Magis Circles) and the daily Examen
We meet God in our daily MAGIS Experiences.
We reflect prayerfully on when we experienced those glimpses of God by sharing with others during MAGIS circles.
MAGIS uk Preparation Days
These offer you a taste of the MAGIS experience. They will happen in both Liverpool and London.
For more information explore this website (www.magisuk.org)
To register interest, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to find out more come along to a preparation event:
- Liverpool Sat 13 April, 11am-4pm
or London Sat 27 April 11am-4pm
- Liverpool and London
Tue 4 June 7-9pm
- Sat 13 Jul 11am-4pm Location tbc.
Meeting the Cost
There will be the possibility to apply for a bursary to fund part of the cost of the event. More details nearer the time.
* Participants will be expected to book and arrange travel themselves. Cost of the trips abroad may fluctuate with exchange rate.
** The events will only run with a minimum of 5 participants, so please be in touch with us if you are interested in participating.