19 Aug 2011

WYD Bulletin from our Limerick Pilgrims

For those readers/listeners interested in hearing how our diocesan pilgrims are getting on in Madrid at WYD, we received this short bulletin this evening giving us a quick update on the happenings so far (forgive the quality of the photos, we are working with mobile phone pictures at the minute until we can get a few more):

"The Limerick contingent arrived in Madrid safe and sound to a very hot Madrid. The city was vibrant and full of colour in preparation for WYD.

To allow everyone to get to know each other we had a lovely meal in a Spanish restaurant as people in the group are from city and county. This WYD was the first opportunity for all Irish pilgrims to gather together and we attended this. It was nice to see each diocese represented and to meet and greet.

As a group we had our own cathechisis lead by Bishop Murray. This was a special experience for all in our group ad we gave us opportunity to discuss the Bishop's message.

We also attended a concert given by Elation Ministries which was thoroughly enjoyable.

The Pope has arrived and we saw him at the opening ceremony which was attended by all nations and the scene was a sea of coloured flags and banners.

Next to come are the Stations of the Cross and the all night vigil. The best way to describe WYD 2011 is that it's a magical experience."

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