Catholic Life

Young adults spend prayerful weekend at Douai

Mass was celebrated at Douai Abbey for the International Juventutem Conference in September

For the first time, Young Catholic Adults (YCA) hosted the International Juventutem Conference, during the weekend of September 10 to 12, at Douai Abbey in Berkshire.

The weekend was more successful than ever with more than 70 people present for High Mass in the Extraordinary Form and a Marian procession on Saturday September 11.

There were four members of the clergy present, Fr Armand de Malleray, head of Juventutem, Fr Leyworthy, Fr Alexander Redman from the Diocese of Clifton and Rev Juan Thomas, a deacon of the FSSP, which is the Fraternitas Sacerdotalis Sancti Petri, or Priestly Society of St Peter.

To find out more about Young Catholic Adults please visit The organisation is always looking to create more local groups and events, if you would like to volunteer or be put on to the mailing list please email Damian Barker at [email protected]

YCA aims to encourage charity and spirituality in the young, as practised by St John Vianney and St Francis de Sales and the English martyrs. It also promotes beauty and reverence in the sacred liturgy.