the start of 2006, the Austrian Diocese of Graz has begun sending a
curious gift to all young people who celebrate their 18th
birthday: a USB hard drive with information about the Catholic
According to the Kath.net news agency, the portable hard drives contain information about the Diocese of Graz presented in a manner that is attractive to young people, as well as texts about the Catholic faith and a series of basic Christian prayers.
In a press release, the diocese said the purpose of the gifts is “to send the traditional birthday greeting of the Bishop to all those in the diocese who become legal adults, through the presentation of the aforementioned information.”
The initiative is intended to deepen and improve the relationship between young people and the Church and at the same time promote the acceptance and understanding of their necessary contribution to the mission of the Church.