Wow another amazing day. Just when you think these days cant get any better ……… they do. And they trump each other completely.
The morning brought us another cathecsis session this time focusing on love and respect, both for ourselves and others. We had a chastity talk from renound speakers Jason and Crystalina Evert from California. they spoke of the respect we should show our bodies and others bodies but in a way in which everyone regardless of there past or present terms could understand and allowed us to think deeper about our lives and exactly what chastity meant (not just what everyone usually represents it with). We then had archbishop Thomas Collins talk to us on the importance of self respect and helped us to look deeper at who we really are and allowing god’s will to be done through us.
Then after a quick lunch we headed down to the route which Pope Benedict would take later on that day for his official arrival and celebration. I can honestly say I have never seen anything like it. We screamed, sang, danced (the conga, the Macarena) we allowed our hearts that were overfilled with joy, excitement, happiness, love and faith to spill out and pour onto the holy father and it produced something quite incredibly: an occasion where anybody got involved, chatted and praised and produced a carnival atmosphere.
An incredible occasion and I absolutely cannot wait for the next event with his holiness because it if trumps today like I expect it to, its going to be amazing!