For the end of the days in the diocese section our appointed diocese of Segovia arranged a Festival Of Music and Dance outside their stunning cathedral in the city centre. Each of the nations was asked to perform a song or dance (or both) of their choice. Our diocese of Northampton performed the sign language to the great Mighty to Save by Hillsong. It went down very well with the other pilgrims and really got everyone in to the mood and reminded them why we had come together.
During the festival in Segovia I meet a man from Lebanon, being Lebanese myself, I got very excited! he asked my family name (Harfoche) and he told me that he knew a girl called Catherine Harfoche from back in Lebanon, that is my grandmother!! – very small world!
Today in Madrid, I went to the Charismatic festival for my catechises. It was fantastic! the three countries with most representation were France Spain and England. There was a lot of singing and dancing and to the end of the night they had exposition of the blessed sacrament. They processed around the square with the relics stopping at regular intervals to give the pilgrims a chance to touch them. the atmosphere was electric and the spirit of unity and fellowship was alive in the hope and dreams of all the pilgrims present.
During the festival I bumped into the Lebanese man again! in this occasion we shared some more about Lebanon and what the Holy Spirit has reveled to us so far.