Category Archives: WYD

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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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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Inspiration in Madrid — Tony Melendez and Pope Benedict

By Emma Luigard One in a series MADRID — Today will always stand in my mind as one of the greatest days of World Youth Day. Not only did I meet people from all over, but I got to see … Continue reading

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Seeing the pope ‘takes my breath away’

By Emily Anderson One in a series MADRID — No matter how many times it happens, seeing the pope takes my breath away. I am sitting in Spain, with teens I love, celebrating a faith I love and I am … Continue reading

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Don’t Stop Believin’: Serenades on Madrid’s Metro

By Emily Anderson One in a series MADRID — Our group of pilgrims has decided that “When the Saints Go Marching In” is a good American song! We sang that on the Metro yesterday, and some Portuguese joined us in … 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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