question_answer What is Mag+s Central America 2019?

It is a global gathering of youth rooted in Ignatian spirituality that is organized by the Central American Province of the Society of Jesus. This encounter brings together youth from five continents and offers an itinerary of spiritual, cultural, and pastoral activities that will provide participants with an encounter with Jesus and the opportunity to join Him in drawing closer to the Central American reality, before participating in the events of World Youth Day (WYD) Panama 2019.

question_answer When will it take place?

It will take place from January 11-21, 2019, and then the participating youth will join in the events of WYD.

question_answer What country is hosting Mag+s 2019?

Mag+s 2019 will take place in the six countries that comprise the Jesuit Province of Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama.

question_answer Who can participate?

Youth from the different works of the Society of Jesus who are between 18 and 30 years old.

question_answer What is the slogan of MAG+S Centroamérica 2019?

The slogan is “Your Word transforms” which calls us to a deepened understanding of the power of God’s word and its ability to transform us and to invite others to join us in transforming our reality.

question_answer How can I contact the staff of MAG+S 2019?

International delegations can contact the staff by email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

question_answer What kind of experience will I have?

Each host country has organized a program of Ignatian experiences for pilgrims, which are organized into the following five categories:

  • Pilgrimage
  • Social action
  • Art and culture
  • Ecology
  • Historical memory
question_answer Are there resources for our preparation before MAG+S 2019?

Beginning in September 2018, a weekly prayer and other materials will be sent to participants, which will provide tools for the pilgrims that can help them prepare themselves to live the Mag+s experience to the fullest.

question_answer What should I pack?

We recommend that you pack toiletries and personal care products, a sleeping bag, and clothing that is appropriate for the climate in your destination country (many locations, including Panama City, will be very warm, but some destinations will be at high elevation and much cooler). If you want, you can also bring items that are representative of your home country.

question_answer What is the official language of Mag+s 2019?

Spanish and English are the two official languages.

question_answer What will the daily schedule look like?

Each day will be guided by a theme. Based on this theme, pilgrims will partake in the following activities:

  • Personal prayer
  • The Ignatian experience of the day
  • Communal prayer
  • Eucharist
  • Daily Ignatian Examen