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Eucharistic Youth Movement
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If you are young and you want to live with other friends a way to grow in friendship with Jesus, come to the Eucharistic Youth Movement.


With the Eucharist at the center of our lives, we see the world as the place where we find God and where we make ourselves available to serve his mission.

With almost one hundred years of experience in the Christian formation of children and youth, we offer a faith-growth program organized in different stages for ages 5 to 25.

We are present in more than fifty countries in the world, get in touch!

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The Eucharistic Youth Movement (EYM) is an international Church Movement for the Christian formation of children and young people of both sexes, from 5 to 25. It seeks to teach them to live in Jesus’ way, by guiding them into a loving, ‘heart to heart’ relationship with him, based on a Eucharistic spirituality. It prepares them to live as Christian adults, committed to serving their brothers and sisters in an unjust and secularized world. (see more)

The EYM is the junior branch of the Apostleship of Prayer, an association entrusted by the Church to the Society of Jesus. It is the renewed form of the old Eucharistic Crusade, which had great success in many countries around the middle of the last century. This renewal began in France in 1962, which gave the Movement this new name, followed by other countries all round the world.

Present in around 50 countries in all five continents, the EYM is structured on clear lines of action, stages of Christian growth and a central national coordination.

By a methodology based on the formation of communities, with a clear sense of the Church, through the experience of prayer, Eucharist, the Word of God and discernment, young people are led to a life of service, attentive to the needs of today’s world. For this, the EYM offers young people different ways - living in a team, meetings, songs, and so on - of relaxing, talking about their experiences, acting and meditating, with the aim of helping them to grow, and of guiding them in their choices.

‘We are young people who want to tell the world that our youthful joy springs from our encounter with God, from disinterested love, from looking at our history with hope, from Jesus’ plan, which fires us and moves us to act.’ (From the Latin American EYM Manual.)

Check here the documents of our first worldwide Gathering for the EYM in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in September 2012.


The spirituality of EYM, like that of AP, which also has Ignatian roots, is a Eucharistic spirituality. So it has the following characteristics:

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  • Living in personal friendship with Jesus, in union with his Heart, through
    • - being attentive to the present human and spiritual moment of the young person
      - Prayer, which teaches us to find God in all things
      - Listening to the Word
      - Celebration of the Eucharist.
  • Being an apostle: service as offering of life
    • - Service to the Church
      - Service to the world
      - Service like Mary

    (see more)

    Teaching – methodology

    EYM’s teaching leads the child or young person to a personal process of election. It teaches them to discover the world as the place of encounter with God, where they learn to receive life from him, to thank him for it and offer it to him.

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  • The practical methodology of EYM is based on:

    • - Teams
      - Regional and national meetings
      - Stages of growth
      - Prayer: The Three Moments of the Day
      - The Personal Notebook

    (see more)

  • How to start EYM
  • (see more)

    EYM today

    We are in more than 50 countries, in all continents:

  • Africa: Burundi, Egypt, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Togo, Mali, Gabon,Seychelles, Angola, Ethiopia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon,Kenya, Chad, Tanzania, Benin, Rwanda, Mozambique, Mauritius, Madagascar

  • Asia: Lebanon, India, Nepal, the Philippines, Taiwan, Vietnam, China (Hong Kong))

  • America: Unites States, Canada, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Chile, Brazil,Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina, Panama, Peru, Colombie, Equator.

  • Europe: Albania, Belarus, Belgium, France, Poland, Spain, Luxemburg, Italy

  • Oceania: Australia, Tahiti, New Caledonia

  • (see more)

    Click here for a printable PDF version of this provisional Handbook.

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    Mauritius Mauritius - 2009
    Madagascar Madagascar - 2009
    Mali Mali - 2010
    BurkinaFaso Burkina Faso - 2012
     Burkina Faso - 2010
    Egypt - 2009
    IvoryCoast Ivory Coast - 2012
     Ivory Coast - 2011
    Togo Togo - 2010
    Camerun Cameroun - 2011
    Gabon Gabon - 2011
    Rep. Dem. Congo DR Congo - Nov 2010
     DR Congo - Jan 2010
    Angola Angola - 2009-2011
     Angola - 2009
    Ethiopia Ethiopia - 2012
     Ethiopia - 2011
     Ethiopia - 2009
     Ethiopia - 2009
    Burundi Burundi - nov. 2010
    Rwanda Rwanda - nov. 2010
     Rwanda - 2010
    Kenya Kenya - 2007
    Tanzania Tanzania - 2009
     Tanzania - 2007
    Nigeria Nigeria - 2011
     Nigeria - 2010
     Nigeria - Lagos 2002

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    Mexico - 2010
     Mexico - 2008
    Dominican Republic Dominican Republic - 2012
     Dominican Republic - 2010
    Haiti Haiti - 2010
    (Rio de Janeiro) - 2012
     Brazil - 2011
     Brazil - 2007-2010
     Brazil - 2008
    Paraguay Paraguay - 2008
    Chile - 2011
     Chile - 2006
    Argentina - Esclavas del Sagrado Corazón (Arg) - 2011
     Argentina - Buenos Aires - 2008

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    Albania Albania - 2011
    Belarus Belarus - 2011
     Belarus - 2009
    Polandhttp://www.erm.plPoland - Poznan - 2010
     Poland - 2009
    France - 2007
     France - 2008
    Croatia - 2008
    Italy 2007
     Italy - 2011 (Convention)
    Spain MEJ international WYD - Madrid 2011

    Middle-East and Asia
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    Lebanon Lebanon - 2009
     Lebanon - 2009 (Camp in Jordan)
     Lebanon - 2008
    Philippines Philippines - 2011
    Taiwan Taiwan - 2011
     Taiwan - 50th birthday
     Taiwan - 2008
    India India - 2011
     India - 2007
    China (Hong Kong)  
    Vietnam Vietnam - 2011

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    Australia Australia - WYD (Magis) - 2008
    New Caledonia  

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