Throw Back Thursday! I decided to do a post on World Youth Day since the next one starts within the next week. Andrew and I went to Spain in 2011 and it was unforgettable. We were supposed to go to Rio this summer for WYD 2013 but...a little baby boy named James decided to be our big summer adventure instead! The group from our church is getting ready to take off and I couldn't be more excited for them. I look back on that pilgrimage with so much fondness. It was a tough trip at times but it was so worth it! Looking back at the pictures almost makes me cry! With that said... God bless all those going to Rio! Your life will be changed forever!
The Vigil was by far one of the hardest parts of this pilgrimage. At first there was the heat, then trying to find a spot, then trying to find water, then trying to survive the storm, and then staying warm. Haha it really was one thing after another! During the storm the Pope's body guards wanted him to leave and he said "No, if the youth stay...I stay." How amazing is that?! It was such an incredible spiritual experience. Nothing was going to stop the youth or the Pope from giving thanks and praise to God.
Praying for all those headed to Rio! I will be watching EWTN for full coverage of the event! God Bless!