I have just spent an incredible 15 day pilgrimage journey with some of the finest young adults on this planet! Together we journeyed from Hamilton to Wroclaw, from Wroclaw to Kraków and from Kraków back to Hamilton. But far more significant is the spiritual journey that we all shared along the way. Together with our … More Home Safe and Sound: the Journey continues….
Wednesday to Friday of this week we had English language Catechesis daily from 9:00 am until 11:00am followed by Mass. This will be a Much shorter personal reflection on my part as I have asked the young adults to produce reflections on the various catechetical sessions which they attended and I will publish them under, … More Days of Catechesis
Tuesday July 26 – our first full day in Kraków begins with a hearty Polish breakfast – the pilgrims don’t understand heating the milk for their cereal or having cold meats, cheese, and veggies for breakfast! We were then off to tour The City of Saints….this is the first time we have travelled as 85 … More The City of Saints
Monday morning bright and early – 7:30 am we gathered with our host families one last time for Mass and tearful goodbyes. We loaded our bus with sandwiches, treats and the largest box of Polish baking you could imagine and headed off for our visit to Jasna Gora. Jasna Gora is the name of the … More The Journey Continues…
It is very difficult to sum up our time in Wroclaw. Although a very short time – deep friendships seemd to develop. Our local hosts opened wide their hearts and their homes to our pilgrim and made us all feel a part of their families for our visit! And so….it was wonderful that we could … More Our Final Full Day in Wroclaw
Saturday July 23rd Today we continue our journey, but not only through the miles of transit routes and the endless lines of like minded pilgrims all trying to get to the same venues and sites, but also moments of beautiful spiritual journeying both reflective and exuberant. The day began for me with a quiet walk … More A Spiritual Feast
There is a reason that World Youth Day is for those aged 18-35! After day one and two, which were astounding here in Wroclaw, this 60+ pilgrim is exhilarated but exhausted. After our long overnight travel day we finally arrived in Wroclaw to an incredibly warm reception from our host parish of St .James and … More The Ramblings of an Aging Pilgrim !