Category Archives: WYD blog

A day for cultural and liturgical festivities in Madrid

By Sara Angle One in a series MADRID — I spent a lot of time at the Life and Love center this afternoon, floating between events. The English-speakers home is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and Sisters of Life … Continue reading

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Art and adventures in a Spanish grocery store

By Sara Angle One in a series MADRID — The Reina Sofia contemporary art museum was mind-blowing! It is the perfect way to start my day, as the crowds were thin and it woke up my senses, as beauty tends … Continue reading

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Busy streets in Madrid, and the opening Mass

By Sara Angle One in a series MADRID — I was completely unprepared for the sheer volume of people that would be taking over the Spanish capital this week. It’s Tuesday, the official start date of WYD, and I think … Continue reading

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‘Off my game’ in Madrid, keep the prayers coming

By Emily Anderson One in a series MADRID — I am totally off of my game this World Youth Day. I am not sure if it is because I am in a non-English speaking country or if it is because … Continue reading

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Parents of seven living the World Youth Day experience

By Tom Tracy MADRID — You might say Steve and Nicole Kerekes have really lived the World Youth Day experience. The California couple met at World Youth Day in Denver in 1993, even though Steve Kerekes said that, at the … Continue reading

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Arrival in Madrid, and what’s inside the backpack

By Sara Angle One in a series MADRID — When I arrived at my gate yesterday evening to board my flight to Madrid, I had my first “you know you’re at World Youth Day when…” moment. I knew I was … Continue reading

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WYD: Experiencing the church as a worldwide family

By Emma Luigard One in a series LOURDES, France — It has been five days since we arrived in Lisbon. Since then we’ve visited Fatima, Santiago de Compostela and Burgos, spanning a total of two countries and are in transit … Continue reading

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