Seven Acts of Mercy was our Mission at World Youth Day, Now We Go Home to Live

Rio Streets Equals Time for Mercy & Love

‘World Youth Day Ignites Charity in Hearts of Missionaries in Brazil and Beyond, in the World & Online’

Published on: July 28th 2013 — 1:15 AM / OBS: South America

produced & edited by: Seth James DeMoor, Annie & Al Palmquist, David Panlilio, Felipe Lizarzaburu

, Brazil — We came together from all corners of the world to love, serve, and film at World Youth Day 2013 in Brazil. Film what you ask? The suffering of the human race, and how Christ shows us the way to overcome that suffering through the Seven Acts of Mercy. In filming over the last 10 days in Brazil, the challenges were many, but the grace of God brought us through. Tonight, at the closing vigil with millions of young people, the video aired on 28 jumbo screens along the shores of the white sandy beaches at Copacabana. (read more below)

Founder and President of, Seth James DeMoor

Seth J. DeMoor

Founder & Video Missionary, USA

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Leading up to this evenings joyous celebrations with , our team fervently prayed that these images would plant many seeds of conviction for Christ in the sea of World Youth Day pilgrims. It is amazing how much teamwork it requires, both spiritually and humanly, to produce a video like the one you see above. Many hours of planning via skype, and late night editing into the early hours of dawn here in Rio.


World Youth Day Rio 2013

One example of a challenge that our team faced during the production of this short 2:45 minute film happened on our first day. We knew that forms of beauty must be in the video to get the attention of the youth. Since Rio has some spectacular views, we decided some early morning mountain shots were key, which you see in the first 10 seconds. On our way to the shooting location, our local Brazilian driver got a random flat tire on a clean part of the highway. This is just one example of many real life obstacles in the production of this video; all of the challenges affirmed our team’s belief that we were carrying out God’s will through this video.

Before the video was shown tonight, representatives from OBS, Annie & David, were on the main stage with Cardinal Schonnborn of Vienna introducing the video. What an honor it was to see the miles of beaches filled with young people, eager to learn more about the Catholic life through our humble video. We pray tonight that the energy of these young people travels back to their cities and villages, lighting their prayer life afire. And if that prayer life takes root, watch out South America, the Catholic life will be spreading to new hamlets and valleys in the coming days and months.

It is a small miracle that this video was produced given the Visa issues, flat tires, size of Rio, and so much more. Thank you God for the opportunity, and now we move onward. Contributor - Seth James DeMoor
@SethJamesDeMoor — 303.709.3804



First: Genesis 18:20-32
Psalm: Psalm 138:1-2, 2-3, 6-7, 7-8
Second: Colossians 2:12-14
Gospel: Luke 11:1-13

1. Ressurection
2. Ascension
3. Descent of the Holy Spirit
4. Assumption
5. Coronation

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  • Jo Ann

    Alleluia! It was beautiful, inspiring and motivating. Thank you for your work, dedication and love for Jesus.

  • Jo Ann

    Team: That eye-to-eye pic of Pope Francis is a gift from God…my absolute favorite photo of him!

  • Jo Ann

    Another flat tire? You must be doing something right!
    Jo Ann

  • Brigid

    Absolutely incredible! Powerful! What a GIFT this video is for Truth! Thank you OBS Team!

  • Dave from Michigan

    Seth, your team’s work is so powerful and moving. Thank you for sharing your talents in service of the faith. May we all be blest to have such important and fulfilling work as you. And be blest with the courage to seek it out.


    Dave, thank you for watching! The video above was truly a providential moment for our team. The Holy Spirit was leading the production, no doubt.


    Thank you Jo Ann, could not agree more that the shot was a gift from God!


    It was a pleasure for me to be in Rio and be a part of the production of this video. We had many challenges, and relied heavily on St. Faustina and St. Maximilian Kolbe during the difficult moments. If you want to see more videos like this, we need your support in prayers and financial contributions, so please consider a donation!
    With love from Peru,
    Annie and Al

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