Wednesday, July 24, 2013

WYD Rio 2013 - Wednesday

After our breakfast this morning we are expected to have our Catechesis with our Auxiliary Bishops from Rockville Centre, Bishop Bob Brennan and Bishop Nelson Perez,  

They have accepted our invitation to have breakfast with us and then follow with catechesis in our hotel. 

The rains and winds have stopped from yesterday's Opening Mass at the Copacabana beach, but the cloudy skies remain with cooler temperatures. While the return walk was short, the crowds were immense and difficult to navigate. Before we settled down for the night, we had an Brazilian feast that was just like home. Boxes upon boxes of Domino pizza were delivered to the delight of our pilgrims. We all slept well last night when we returned to our hotel and after or pizza fest. All had stories to tell about the Mass and the return.

"Young people are the window through which the future enters the world, thus presenting us with great challenges. Our generation will show that it can realize the promise found in each young person when we know how to give them space; how to create the material and spiritual conditions for their full development; how to give them a solid basis on which to build their lives; how to guarantee their safety and their education to be everything they can be; how to pass on to them lasting values that make life worth living; how to give them a transcendent horizon for their thirst for authentic happiness and their creativity for the good; how to give them the legacy of a world worthy of human life; and how to awaken in them their greatest potential as builders of their own destiny, sharing responsibility for the future of everyone". - Pope Francis