What Is Totus Tuus?
Totus Tuus means Totally Yours
John Paul II:
"Totus Tuus. This phrase is not only an expression of piety, or simply an expression of devotion. It is more. During the Second World War, while I was employed as a fac
tory worker, I came to be attracted to Marian devotion. At first, it had seemed to me that I should distance myself a bit from the Marian devotion of my childhood, in order to focus more on Christ. Thanks to Saint Louis of Montfort, I came to understand that true devotion to the Mother of God is actually Christocentric, indeed, it is very profoundly rooted in the Mystery of the Blessed Trinity, and the mysteries of the Incarnation and Redemption".
[John Paul II in Crossing the Threshold of Hope, Arnoldo Mondadori Editori, 1994]
Totus Tuus is a summer Catholic youth program dedicated to sharing the Gospel and promoting the Catholic faith through evangelization, catechesis, Christian witness, and Eucharistic worship. Our week-long Parish Summer Catechetical Program and Summer Camps assist parents and parishes in the evangelizing and catechizing of their youth by supplementing the work they are already doing.
During the week of Totus Tuus, students will learn and be reinforced in important principals of their Catholic Faith. Totus Tuus strives to help students be clear and consistent in their faith. College students who are on fire with their faith give the students examples the youth can observe and then imitate. This process teaches them that being a witness to their faith in the world around them is a very realistic and worthwhile goal. Finally, Totus Tuus endeavors to show the children that the humble, yet courageous process of seeking
Christ is a journey that must have the Eucharist as its source. The Elementary Program is designed for children entering 1st through 6th grade. The Junior High and High School Program is designed for youth entering 7th through 12th grades.