Monday, 11 August 2008

Summertime

There are still plenty of events going on in the summer and SPES past students are making the most of them! As if WYD weren't enough, many of us have kept our minds sharpened and faith strengthened by verious Catholic conferences and gatherings. Last week, Vincent was among those at the Faith Conference in Surrey. You can read more about it on Fr. Tim's blog. With a large turnout of young Catholics, it sounded like quite a success! Teresa and I just got back from the weekend conference put on by Evangelium and the CTS at Fawley Court. Again lots of young Catholic adults who were a joy to meet and discuss the faith with. Meanwhile, at St. Patrick's Edna helped coordinate a beautiful anniversary Mass and celebration for the Shalom Community. Outside of England, was Ewa who made the journey to Medjugorje for the Youth Festival. Also traveling abroad was Anthony who went to Germany for a Theology of the Body retreat. Still to come is the Youth 2000 Renaissance at Walstingham 21-25 Aug.

Friday, 1 August 2008

Third Time's a Charm...

video

I've been trying to get this video to post on the blog for a while now, and it finally worked! This was filmed by Edna as we joined hundreds of thousands of pilgrims to greet the Holy Father as he made his way around Sydney. You can just hear the energy and joy of the crowd. It really was inspiring! We felt very blessed to be there to show our Pope how much the young people of the world love and support him.