Hey all! I have not been able to post for a little while, we have been super busy!
Lourdes was beautiful, we got to see the stations of the cross in life size and it was amazing. It is so important to remember all the time the sacrifice Jesus made for us. Mass in the grotto was cool too; it was in many languages but it was still very clearly mass.
Madrid has been crowded and crazy, but moving. It’s awesome to be totally focused on God for this time, and with other people too! The other groups are fun to see. If we spot them we all ask where they’re from and take pictures with them. The WYD opening mass was a little hectic but we’re all doing great. What was worse were the Anti-Pope protesters. However, we are all safe and the police in Madrid are on it! We’ve been reminded that Jesus was persecuted too.
Today we’re going to a talk with Jason Evert (a chastity speaker) and then to welcome the Pope to Madrid! We were also reminded to pray lots and have prayer buddies to pray for each other.
That’s all for now, we’ve gotta get to some talks! God bless you!
Lauren G, 15
Just an hour or so before we leave for the airport, and I’m getting excited! I don’t quite know what to expect, but God will have something amazing planned. I’m looking forward to seeing so many other people (especially kids my age) who share in the Catholic faith. It’ll be cool to pray with so many others in solidarity! I’m also super glad my roommates are nice and can’t wait to hang out with them!
More later when we get there:) God bless!