Our group left Birmingham, Ala., Sunday around noon. Dressed in matching purple T-shirts, we gave up our personal identity for the sake of communion, which was a real sacrifice for some of us!
At our first layover in Houston, we ran into a Madrid-bound group from Texas. Just running into fellow pilgrims united us, and we all prayed together when our connector to Newark (N.J.) airport was delayed. This made for some frantic activity scrambling through the airport, but as Providence would have it, our connecting plane to Madrid was also delayed. Picture an empty Newark airport at 11pm, except for one gate full of rowdy teens, anxious to be on their way.
The groups of pilgrims were easily...READ MORE