Author Archives: Sara Angle

Souvenirs of WYD

By Sara Angle One in a series MADRID — While memories and new friends from across the world will remain as important reminders of pilgrims’ experiences in Madrid, tangible souvenirs were also flying off the shelves at the city’s retailers. … Continue reading

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Madrid 11 comes to a close, but Rio 13 on the horizon

By Sara Angle One in a series MADRID — I left the vigil early last night and planned on going to a stadium in west Madrid this morning to watch the closing Mass on their giant screen with many other … Continue reading

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Cuatro Vientos: a sea of devout Catholics

By Sara Angle One in a series MADRID —Pilgrims must truly be “Rooted and Built Up in Jesus Christ, Firm in the Faith,” to have made it this far in WYD. I’m here at Cuatro Vientos and the scene is … Continue reading

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Buen Retiro park: an oasis at World Youth Day

By Sara Angle One in a series MADRID — I wish I had discovered Buen Retiro park earlier! With so much going on, it’s impossible to see and do everything at WYD, and in Madrid itself. The week is so … Continue reading

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Music I’m listening to at WYD

By Sara Angle One in a series MADRID — Music is such a big part in WYD, with concerts of all types being held throughout the city as part of the cultural program, liturgical music filling the streets and singing … Continue reading

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A lesson from Pope Benedict, dinner with the U.S. bishops

By Sara Angle One in a series MADRID — Most of my day was spent waiting hours for the arrival of the pope. I was told that some pilgrims arrived at Plaza de Cibeles for the pope’s entrance over 8 … Continue reading

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Pilgrims will be in awe of pope today

By Sara Angle One in a series MADRID — Today the pope arrived at Barajas airport around noon, but he won’t meet with all of the World Youth Day pilgrims until 8  this evening, at Plaza de Cibeles for the … Continue reading

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