Yesterday we had our first cathocesis session an overwhelmingly big event in which passion was there in abundance.
It was an event which took place in a large concert venue ( Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid) holding up to 14,000 and which was full of pilgrims, youth workers, priests, nuns, speakers, Bishops and a Cardinal. It was an event which allowed us to look further into our own faith and explore what it meant to us. Speakers from the sisters of life group spoke to us about the meaning of love and life as did cardinal George Pell, the archbishop of Sydney. After we celebrated mass with all inside a huge event that was overwhelmingly powerful and a great way to end the morning.
We then headed out to look around the city some more and grasp a fuller understanding of what was happening. Through walking around the street seeing the many other pilgrims glowing with anticipation and excitement or exploring the park some more to look at the stalls on offer and use them to help ourselves or explore the citys culture and the different famous areas of the city.
It was another good day and one which had a much more relaxed feel, a day where you could reflect more and look deeper into oneself. But it still had the same World Youth Day hype.