Today begins the first day of Catechesis for the pilgrims! They will gather at one of many English-speaking locations in the area with many other pilgrims and receive instruction. These sessions can include talks given by bishops, praise & worship music (nothing like dancing with a bunch of your fellow pilgrims from around the world!), and skits.
After Catechesis, they will have the opportunity to engage in some of the many, many festivities in the surrounding area!
In other news, we received some updates from the pilgrims! Fr. Eric texted us to say that WYD so far was “Great but busy!”
We also got some photos to share!
Alyssa shared that all of the food they have had so far is delicious! Some of what they had was coconut water on the beach and an all-you-can-eat Brazilian buffet.
Not only are our pilgrims having a great time and enjoying WYD, but they are representing St. Anastasia in remarkable ways down in Rio. The story behind this photo was that a stranger gave Cass flowers, and in turn, she gave them to an elderly woman on the subway. What a way to share Christ’s love with others!