Jesus Youth is an International Catholic Youth Movement with a charismatic spirituality recognized by The Pontifical Council for Laity as an ‘International Private Association of the Faithful with Juridical personality’. It had its beginnings in Kerala (India) in the early 1980’s and is now active in nearly 30 different countries around the world.
Jesus Youth is an initiative of young people, who, filled with the Holy Spirit try to reach out to other young people with the primary aim of bringing them to an encounter with Jesus Christ - in whom is the fullness of life and love. The strength of the movement is its primary focus on a life centered on the Lord Jesus Christ: beginning with an experience of God, nourished by prayer, Word of God, sacraments, fellowship as well as sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with others.
Though not an actual community, Jesus Youth is a network of small but vibrant groups of young people. In their own life situations, they strive to give time to the Lord, responding to the challenges of today’s world in the power of the Holy Spirit.