In July a group of young people from dioceses across England and Wales travelled with CAFOD to Brazil for World Youth Day. Marianne, from Greenwich, was part of the group and she visited us in the Southwark Office today to tell us all about her experience.
The group started their pilgrimage in São Paulo and visited some of the communities that CAFOD’s partners APOIO and MDF work with including meeting some families in one of Brazil’s largest favelas – Electropaulo. They then traveled on to Rio, where they joined in celebrations with thousands of other young people from around the world.
Marianne had a fantastic time and described the pilgrimage as an experience she would never forget. Marianne recorded a brilliant and moving video diary while she was there documenting her experience you can watch an installment from the begining of Marianne’s journey below:
Watch the rest of Marianne’s video diary here>>>
Soon, a group of young people from dioceses across England and Wales will be travelling to Brazil for World Youth Day. They start their pilgrimage in São Paulo to visit our sisters and brothers in Divinéia and Mauá and then travel on to Rio, where they will join in celebrations with thousands of other young people from around the world. The World Youth Day events culminate with an open-air Mass on an airfield near Rio, celebrated by Pope Francis on the morning of Sunday 28 July.
Marianne, from Greenwich, is also going from the Southwark Diocese – please pray for her as she goes on her journey.
If you want to celebrate World Youth Day at home, check out Brightlights 2013, which will take place over the World Youth Day weekend in the beautiful grounds of Aylesford Priory – ‘with large screen link-up with World Youth Day in Rio, live bands, catechesis, guest speakers and more, this carnival atmosphere will be the next best thing to being in Rio this summer!’
Find the website for Brightlights 2013 here.