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Thank you to everyone who called the Love and Life Centre home during World Youth Day 2011 in Madrid. It was our honor to work with you and for you. We're not done yet! A brand new video gallery with hours of footage chronicling the events at the Palacio de Deportes will be coming in the weeks ahead. Keep checking back for more info.

Survival Pack

The Love and Life Centre will feature unforgettable talks and performances throughout the week. View our Performers/Speakers page for the full list of featured presenters and musical artists.

Alex Acha

Alexander Acha
Grammy winner and International platinum selling artist.
A graduate of the Berklee School of Music in Boston, Acha won the 2009 Latin Grammy for "Best New Artist", as well as "Surprise Artist of the Year" ( Lunas del Auditorio Nacional Awards, Oye Awards), and "Best Pop/Ballad Song of 2010" (Ascap Awards, Sacm Awards).

Msgr. Eduardo Chávez

Monsignor Eduardo Chávez
Postulator for the Cause for Canonization of St. Juan Diego.
Monsignor Eduardo Chávez Sánchez is co-founder and rector of the Institute for Guadalupan Studies, and is a canon of the Basilica of Guadalupe. Born in Mexico City.


Celtic Rock Band.
Take a pair of classically trained dueling fiddlers, toss in a rhythm guitar and the occasional funky accordion, then power it with the driving rhythm of a jazz percussionist, and you've got the ingredients for a show you won't forget.

Helen Alvaré

Helen Alvaré
Renowned speaker and professor of law.
Professor Alvaré is a Consultor to Pope Benedict XVI’s Pontifical Council for the Laity, an advisor to ABC news regarding the Catholic Church, and an advisor to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ pro-life committee.

Most Reverend Charles Chaput 

Most Reverend Charles Chaput
Archbishop of Denver.
Appointed Archbishop of Denver in 1997 by Blessed Pope John Paul II, Archbishop Chaput is the author of the popular book, " Render Unto Caesar: Serving the Nation by Living Our Catholic Beliefs in Political Life," and encourages Catholics to take a "more active, vocal, and morally consistent role" in the political process.

Jason & Chrystalina Evert

Jason & Chrystalina Evert
Renowned speakers and authors
Jason Evert earned a master's degree in theology, and undergraduate degrees in counseling and theology, with a minor in philosophy, at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

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Love and Life Centre: At a Glance

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