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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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Hot at the vigil

By Emily Anderson One in a series 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! … Continue reading

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One word to describe day in Madrid: chaotic

By Emma Luigard One in a series MADRID — If I had to describe today in one word of would be chaotic. After attending catechesis this morning we started to head over to the Plaza de Cibeles for the Stations … 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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Sweet sounds of sisters singing

SAN LORENZO DE EL ESCORIAL, Spain  — Some of the world’s best musicians and singers have performed for the music-loving Pope Benedict XVI, but even he heard something special this morning in the courtyard of the Basilica of St. Lawrence. … Continue reading

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