Hot at the vigil

By Emily Anderson
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MADRID — Today is the day of the overnight vigil. It is hot, but the spirits are high! There’s even a fire truck spraying people. Pray for us as we roast out here!

Emily “Em” Anderson, 28, is the director of youth ministry at St. James Catholic Church in Falls Church, Va. She is excited to be traveling with seven teens and two other adults from her ministry. This is her second World Youth Day, having trekked across the world to Sydney with 10 teens for World Youth Day in 2008. She enjoys laughing, singing at the top of her lungs — rather badly — praying liturgy of the hours and planning her next party.

2 Responses

  1. I am praying for you.

  2. Our daughter came home ecstatic, really pumped about her faith and the whole WYD pilgrimage experience. Thanks Em for you efforts looking out for the group under very challenging conditions. We have 400 photos and can share if anyone contacts us.

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