In these days leading up to World Youth Day in Madrid, the girls, Cathy and I have been reminiscing about WYD08 in Sydney. This morning Mia set of on a school excursion with the red and orange backpack from WYDSYD. Maddy told how at an assembly at her school they farewelled the pilgrims. She whispered to her friend next to her: I’ve been to one of those. It still amazes me that, though no one in our little family was technically a “youth”, we were able to experience a World Youth Day for ourselves.
So timely then that Sandro Magister has recalled for us the Pope’s own analysis of the 2008 Sydney event. Read this: http://www.chiesa.espressonline.it/dettaglio.jsp?id=1349004&eng=y