As an Ecclesial Movement of the Diocese of Brooklyn, the Movimiento de Jornadas de Vida Cristiana, provides a community for young men and women to journey into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, to mature in their knowledge of Him, and renew their love for Him.
Living one's Jornada, the central retreat of the movement, along with their post-Jornada formation, provides the youth with the necessary tools to discern and accept Christ's call, to be His disciple and become an instrument in bringing His presence to others; namely to evangelize youth by means of other youth.
We endeavor to serve the youth through prayer (especially the celebration of the Eucharist), study, service and social activities. We commit ourselves to the maturing of the spirit, mind and body of our youth so that they may become faithful, loving, and generous members of the Church.
Como un Movimiento eclesial de la Diócesis de Brooklyn, el Movimiento de Jornadas de Vida Cristiana, provee una comunidad de hombres y mujeres jóvenes a andar en un camino hacia una relación personal con Jesucristo, a madurar en el conocimiento de Él, y renovar su amor por Él.
Vivir la Jornada, el retiro central del movimiento, junto a la formación después de la Jornada, proporciona los jóvenes con las herramientas necesarias para discernir y aceptar la llamada de Cristo, para ser Su discípulo y convertirse en un instrumento para llevar Su presencia a los demás, es decir los jóvenes evangelizando por medio de otros jóvenes.
Nos esforzamos para servir a la juventud a través de la oración (especialmente la celebración de la Eucaristía), el estudio, el servicio y las actividades sociales. Nos comprometemos a la maduración del espíritu, de la mente y el cuerpo de nuestra juventud para que lleguen a ser fiel, cariñosos y generosos miembros de la Iglesia.
OUR HISTORY A Jornada Movement is made up of people whose combined love and effort help this movement to grow. It is through this combined effort that men and women, led by their priests and religious, and other leaders learn to know and to serve God and to bring others to know and to serve Him.
This page provides a brief overview of the history of the Jornada Movement, from the days it was just a dream in the hearts of a group of Cursillistas until today. No matter how long anyone has lived their J, you are part of this history, and a review of this history will help us understand how important we all are to the future of our movement.
May 1967 – The First Jornada Lived October 1972 – The First Jornada Lived for Guys 1972 - First Annual Trip to Marian Shrine in Havestraw, NY. 1973 - First Plegaria was given 1973 - Formation of the Jornada Leadership (Equipo-Base) 1978 – The first group opens in the Arch-Diocese of New York 1979 - Father Victor Gallo named Spiritual Director 1980 - The Movement's celebration of their 100th Jornada 1981 - The First Caminata takes place 1985 - The first book on the history of the movement was written and published by Fr. Victor in commemoration of the Movement's 150th Jornada. 1986 - The first Jornada de Jornada (JJ1) 1990 - Plegarias began to be opened for Pre-Js 2001 - The first Cultural Day was celebrated 2005 - The Jornada Movement becomes part of the The Diocese of Brooklyn 2011 - Closing of the CC House on Congress Street and Opening of the Jornada's new home at Transfiguration, Williamsburg - Brooklyn. 2015 - First Jornada conducted in English May 2017- celebration of the Jornada's 50th year