Travel Journals, World Youth Day 2011

My WYD Experience – Some Final Reflections

I’ve been home from my journey for almost a week, and I still cannot escape the profundity of the experience. While there were many and varied challenges at various points along the journey, I feel particularly blessed to have been part of the experience and the journey – for a whole variety of reasons. First… Continue reading My WYD Experience – Some Final Reflections

Travel Journals, World Youth Day 2011

The WYD Journey – Day 12

This last day of the formal celebrations of World Youth Day started very very early for this pilgrim. The alarm sounded at 0430 and it felt like I had only just drifted off to sleep. But I was up much easier on this day than I would be on any other occasion when my alarm… Continue reading The WYD Journey – Day 12

Travel Journals, World Youth Day 2011

My WYD Experience – The First Week

Okay, so I’m a week into the whole World Youth Day experience, and while I have been regularly writing about what I have seen and experienced, those entries are more about events and happenings, and not the more important (and possibly introspective) personal reflection on what I have seen and heard and experienced to date.… Continue reading My WYD Experience – The First Week