Thursday, 22 November 2012

Juventutem Social Event in the big big Smoke

Having recently heard of a group of young Catholic adults called Juventutem I have decided to pop along to their Mass and Social event. I sure hope it isn't an "invite only" Social because I'm just about to gate crash!

Seriously, I am looking forward to it. It will be nice to be surrounded by other people of my age and realise that I am not some lone loon on the limb of reality.

Being new to the "Big smoke" has been quite daunting. However, I have to admit that Londoners aren't as bad as I had imagined. I was often warned that "they're an unfriendly lot you know" before I came here. But I have found that they are quite warm and welcoming, once you get out of the Underground! The people I have met so far have been keen to include me in their circles as well as offer advice and "Londoner's tips".

There is another stereotype that I hope to have dashed to a millions pieces. Everyone who attends the Extraordinary Form, whether young or old, are stiff, boring and rather snobby. So far that hasn't been my experience, thank God.

The London experience is all new to me. Big city, many people and it can be all too overwhelming. I'm looking forward to meeting new people who share the same vision as myself. I am sure tomorrow's Juventutem event will leave me pleasantly surprised. So no pressure Juventutem! A full round up of my experience will be post after the event.


  1. Juventum are advertising their event in the Catholic Events facebook group so I don't imagine it's a closed group.

  2. Thanks Alex, that's great to know. I'm looking forward to it.