Get Aleteia delivered to your inbox. Subscribe here

What it means: dissecting the 2019 World Youth Day logo for Panama


From the WYD Facebook page: 

Mary is at the centre of the World Youth Day 2019 logo.
Ambar Calvo, 20 years old, a college student of Panama University, was the winner of the World Youth Day (WYD) logo contest convened by Pope Francis.
The Canal of Panama stands out in the logo, which symbolises the way of the pilgrim who finds in Mary the course to meet Jesus. The silhouette of the Panamanian Isthmus, is seen as a place of welcome. There’s the Pilgrim Cross; the silhouette of the Virgin: “May your word to me be fulfilled”. The crown of Mary has five points showing the five continents.
The logo’s silhouette has the shape of a heart and the letter ‘M’ to represent the phrase “Bridge of the World, Heart of the Universe”. It also suggests the name of Mary is a bridge to Jesus.
Deacon Greg Kandra
The Deacon's Bench
Deacon Greg Kandra is a Roman Catholic deacon in the Diocese of Brooklyn, New York. For nearly three decades, he was a writer and producer for CBS News, where he contributed to a variety of programs and was honored with every major award in broadcasting. Deacon Greg now serves as Multimedia Editor for Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA.) He and his wife live in Forest Hills, New York.
Aleteia's Top 10
  1. Most Read
    Most Shared
Get Aleteia delivered to your inbox. Subscribe here.