World Youth Day 2011 came to a close yesterday, Aug. 21, to the sorrow of all of us here in this beautiful city.
We have experienced so much, made so many new friends, and been introduced to our faith in a totally new light. Despite the hardships of WYD, and the difficulties any city has in hosting such a gigantic event, it remains an amazing testament of faith to the whole world.
The Holy Father’s words to the English-speaking world yesterday especially touched my group of pilgrims from the United States. Maybe it was the days of trying to understand and wishing we spoke Spanish that made it especially awesome to hear the greeting in our own language: “I greet all the English-speaking...READ MORE