An important part of the WYD festival is the Catechesis sessions offered to pilgrims, in a very wide range of languages. It is these sessions, which help all discerning or not, to grow deeper in faith and to listen to what the Lord has to say to you next.
We pilgrims have been asked to open our ears and hearts to each talk, which have ranged from the topic of vocation and listening to sex and chastity.
Opening the session, we were reminded:
Blessed John Paul II called more young people to him, even in his last days, than Justin Bieber or One Direction can to a concert.
Each morning so far has finished with Mass, where we have celebrated together with 18,000 other young people in the Arena. Bishop Philip, Fr PJ, Fr Mark and Fr Bon have all co-concelebrated mass at the stadium.