Totus Tuus is a program for youth dedicated to sharing the Gospel and promoting the Catholic faith through catechesis, evangelization, Christian witness, and Eucharistic worship. The goal of Totus Tuus is to help young people (grades 1st – 12th) grow in their understanding of the faith and love for Jesus and His Church.

Totus Tuus is led by a 4 person team of college students, two men and two women. If possible, we try to put one seminarian on each team. Each team goes through an intensive two-week training. They are present at all weekend Masses prior to the week to promote attendance.

A Brief History of Totus Tuus

The creation of Totus Tuus was inspired by the papacy of Pope St. John Paul II who selected the Latin phrase totus tuus as his papal motto after reading St. Louis de Montfort’s book, True Devotion to Mary. The English translation of totus tuus is “totally yours,” communicating St. Louis de Montfort’s and Pope St. John Paul II’s radical devotion to Jesus through our Blessed Mother. John Paul’s witness to Marian devotion sparked the creation of the Totus Tuus parish camps in Wichita, Kansas, in the late 1980s, and it has been spreading throughout the country ever since!