The Name of ECYD


Many may already know that the name ECYD means “encounters, convictions, your decisiones”. And in order for us to be recognized globally, the name ECYD is used everywhere in the world, independent of a country’s language. In Italy, Spain, Mexico, Brazil, France, the United States, the Philippines, etc. wherever we are, we are ECYD.

ECYD is the official name of this Catholic association of adolescents. It speaks of a life full of experiences and encounters that transform our lives, helping us acquire the firm convictions that drives us to make the decisions that we need to live fully as Christian adolescents in today’s world!

“To live ECYD is to experience a charism that is then incarnated in a lifestyle and mission.
It is the joy that springs forth in the adolescents when they discover that they are loved and called by Jesus Christ;
it is the initiative and creativity enkindled inside when they know they are engaged in a great mission in the light of eternity;
it is what happens within when they understand that an authentic and attractive Christianity can be lived, thus leaving a deep imprint in today’s world;
it is the strength given by being part of a group of friends who share the same ideals, and above all their faith.”