With a career change, history of travel and World Youth Day role behind him, Matthew Fernance is no stranger to a journey.
During a retreat in Poland’s Zakopane after official World Youth Day events, Sydney Catholic school pilgrims shared the highlights of their experience.
While pilgrims journey to Europe for a deeper spirituality in the Year of Mercy, students and staff at St Vincent’s Catholic Primary Ashfield have found many ways to live and walk the path of Mercy at home.
Pilgrims spent six hours in transit to Budapest to ready themselves for the flight home.
Sydney Catholic school pilgrims joined in a Sydney Archdiocesan Mass on their final night in Zakopane.
‘It didn’t matter that we all spoke different languages. The universal greeting was an enthusiastic high five.’
A morning of reflection, mountain walk, and intimate mass outdoors is helping pilgrims to end their journey on a high note.
Mountain-fresh air, a visit to St John Paul II’s birthplace, and taste of the Pope’s cake. All fun in transit to Zakopane!
Sydney Catholic Schools pilgrims joined 3 million people at the final Mass for World Youth Day 2016.
A long and crowded walk before Sydney Catholic Schools’ pilgrims settled at Mercy Field for a night vigil with the Pope.