World Youth Day, Sydney 2008

A Special Way of the Cross

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Today (7-18-08) was another event filled day. This morning we had catechesis again and had the honor of listening to the Archbishop of Buringham, Bishop Nichols, speak with us more about the Holy Spirit. The theme today was “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you;and you will be my witnesses” Acts 1:8. He talked about testing our faith in the Holy Spirit and believing that the Holy Spirit is the most important thing in our lifes as Catholics, and how this wonderful experience we are taking part is should be charished and taken home to spread to others. He also talked about how the Holy Spirit is the outpouring of the good news and that when we are filled with the Holy Spirit, it is God telling us how much he loves us.

 

One thing that really struck me was when he spoke about us having a mission in life. Our mission is take what we have been given and spread it to others. We should also always remember to keep our faith and that it should never be private. We have the right to speak freely about God and his news anywhere we may be. That means we don’t have to only speak of God at church, as if it was some kind of “club”. He was a wonderful speaker.

 

After catechesis we had lunch and walked down to Barangaroo for a live station of the cross. It was amazing. The Intro was done and each station was done in a different area. The first station was at St Mary’s Cathedral then the second and was at the Domain.  Every station after that was some at a new setting. It was amazing to watch. I really wish we could have done the walk with Jesus unfortunately we didn’t have that option but it was still really nice to watch on the big screen.

 

After stations there was a little concert and we headed back home to get some rest and pack to sleep under the stars tomorrow night. Only a few more days I can’t believe this is all almost over. It’s sad to say but everything has been wonderful so far and I am sure it will only get better.

 

Rachel Martinez

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Written by archsa

July 20, 2008 at 9:58 am

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