IDYM International Meeting + WYD Krakow

In 2016 we are calling all to a new International Meeting of IDYM. For this occasion, and because of the Jubilee, we will meet in the Dominican places where the Order of Preachers was founded: Fanjeaux, Prouilhe, Toulouse, Montreal, Carcassonne. These are the places Saint Dominic trod, where he evangelized, and where he felt the need to organize the Holy Preaching, to which he devoted his life.

Following in his footsteps, we will come to know the places and the history of our origins, especially the motivations behind and the essence of the Dominican charism. This will allow us to grow in this charism and make it known to others.

Fanjeaux, Prouilhe, Toulouse, Carcassonne

We will share what unites us as young Dominicans, enjoy getting to know other cultures and experience different ways of being Church together. It will also be a unique opportunity to meet other young people and become friends create fellowship with people from the 5 continents.

Meeting dates and Assembly

Meeting dates are from July 16-21, 2016:

  • 16: Arrival
  • 21: Departure

During the meeting we will visit Fanjeaux, Prouilhe, Toulouse, Carcassonne and discover the most important Dominican places in France and their cultural and artistic heritage, not to mention the nature and beautiful landscapes. We’re sure they will amaze you.

The dates of the Assembly are from July 21-24, 2016:

  • 21: Start Date
  • 24: Departure
Cost and including

The total cost is €180 per person. The cost includes accommodations, meals, travel between sites, admission tickets and translators during the meeting. It also includes the costs for participation of the representatives the Assembly, so the representatives do not need to pay an additional cost to participate in the Assembly itself. The pre- and post-Assembly meeting and days are not covered in this cost for those representatives.

Participants wishing to stay in Toulouse during the Assembly can at an additional cost is €17/day including accommodations and meals.

Who is the International Meeting for?

Participation is open to all members of the Dominican Youth Movement 18 years or older. Also invited are any nearby Dominican youth groups or movements, even if they don’t belong to DYM. We also welcome those groups and their leaders, who want to learn more about the IDYM. Religious and laity advisors are also invited to participate.

Assembly participants

The Assembly officially calls for 2 representatives per country, province or movement (depending on each case) that is part of IDYM.

Representatives from Dominican youth movements which are still not officially part of IDYM and are interested in being an active part may also apply to participate as observers in the Assembly. They will be able to have their voice heard, but not have voting power.

Dominican youths in the International Meeting of Bogota - Colombia


This form is the responsibility of each country, province or movement (depending on each case) to indicate the number of people who will attend from their organization. They must ensure that they have together the necessary funds for each participant or are in the process of doing so prior to registration. Pre-registration will be open until February 29 or until all places are full. During April and May, the final registration will open.

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World Youth Day Krakow

World Youth Day Krakow

World Youth Day is an international event in which young people gather for a few days as the community of the Church to hear the Word of God, to participate in the sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist, and to proclaim the joy of Christ our Lord and Savior. The XXXI World Youth Day will be held in Krakow (Poland) and we want to invite you all to share in this call under the slogan, "Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy" (Matthew 5: 7). It will be held from July 25-31, 2016.

During WYD, different activities will be hosted by and for the Dominican Family. Here are some of them:

  • Vigil with the Master of the Order, Fr. Bruno Cadoré
  • Visits to the convent and the Church of the Dominicans in Krakow
  • IDYM, representatives of the International Commission, as an effort to publicize the movement
  • Joint participation of the Dominican Family in the main events of WYD

You can find more information and how to register for at

If you're going to participate with a group of Dominican family or are your responsibility we ask that we do know to inform all the news that arise. You can write to