Totus Tuus - To Jesus through Mary.

To impel the beauty of the new evangelization – this is the charism of the Heralds of the Gospel; Its founder, Monsignor João Dias explains."The Heralds of the Gospel is a private association of faithful with a very special charism based essentially on three points: the Eucharist, Mary and the Pope."

The Heralds of the Gospel are an International Association of the Faithful of Pontifical Right, the first to be established by the Holy See in the third millennium, during a ceremony which occurred during the feast of the Chair of St. Peter (February 22) in 2001.

The Heralds of the Gospel strive to be instruments of holiness in the Church by encouraging close unity between faith and life, and working to evangelize particularly through art and culture. Their apostolate, which differs depending upon the environments in which they work, gives pride of place to parish animation, evangelizing families, providing catechetical and cultural formation to young people, and disseminating religious Iiterature.

Monday, 1 June 2009 to Appeal to Youth - New Vatican Web Site Launched

The Vatican’s newest Web page called, aims to bring the words and messages of Benedict XVI to the youth. It was created with youth in mind, especially with regard to interactivity and the aspect of sharing information. This project is a response to Benedict XVI's message for the World Day of Social Communications, in which he spoke directly to the "digital generation.".

The Vatican site uses new forms to relate with young people, and to help the Pope speak to young people to bring his message of hope and joy.

The Web page will allow young people, whose preferred method of communication is via the Internet, to read the message the Pope addressed to them on the responsible use of new technologies.. The site will allow them, among other things, to send virtual cards to friends, cards with an image of the Pope and a quote taken from one of his addresses.

Archbishop Celli,President of the Vatican Council for Social Communications said "This is a way to spread the values that we believe in. We hope that the youth know how to take advantage of this means of communication so that the message of the Gospel is known by the youth of today's world. This is the reason for this site."

The page includes a "wiki", compiled by the office for social communications of the Italian bishops' conference, on Benedict XVI's vision regarding new technologies, and employs the use of iPhone to receive images of the Pope and his words.

The page will also link to the Vatican's YouTube channel.

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