Group Bound for 2016 Augustinian Youth Encounter (AYE) in Prague, Czech Republic
A group of young women and men, along with several friars, arrived in Europe in anticipation of attending the Augustinian Youth Encounter (AYE) to be held in the Prague in the Czech Republic. The group has toured Krakow in Poland, where they have visited the Jewish Ghetto and Auschwitz. Also on their itinerary was a visit Wadowice, the birthplace of John Paul II, where they visited the local church and the home of John Paul II, which has been turned into a museum. Next they headed off to Vienna where they were given a tour, visiting the Augustinian Church there and learning of the history of the Augustinians in Vienna, since their establishment there in 1327. The group is now headed for Prague and the opening of the AYE, which takes place July 19-25 at the Augustinian Monastery of Saint Dobrotiva in Zajecov, near Prague.