In the year 2000, Saint Pope John Paul II commissioned an icon of “Mary, Seat of Wisdom” to dedicate to students worldwide. Since then, that icon has travelled around the world, on every continent, reaching young people in higher education everywhere.
This icon of “Mary, Seat of Wisdom” has visited the countries that hosted the previous World Youth Days (Germany, Spain, Brazil, etc.) and every year a different country is chosen to host it. Beginning in December 2014, for a period of one year, the students of France will have the opportunity to receive it. This highly symbolic icon will be honored in different events geared towards college students and diocesan youth programs.
Since last November, it has already traveled 10,000 km in France, encountering many students at youth groups or larger gatherings (European meetings of Taizé, https://www.facebook.com/Challenge-des-Cath%C3%A9drales-428438933914162/timeline/ etc.).