Voice of youth - During a retreat in Poland’s Zakopane after official World Youth Day events, Sydney Catholic school pilgrims shared the highlights of their experience.
World of promise - Prayer, Pope Francis and new friendships were all part of Sydney Catholic school pilgrims' 2016 World Youth Day journey.
Day 19: Zakopane, pm - Sydney Catholic school pilgrims joined in a Sydney Archdiocesan Mass on their final night in Zakopane.
Day 17: Krakow – Wadowice – Zakopane, am to pm - 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!
Day 16: Final Mass - Sydney Catholic Schools pilgrims joined 3 million people at the final Mass for World Youth Day 2016.
Day 15: Night vigil - A long and crowded walk before Sydney Catholic Schools' pilgrims settled at Mercy Field for a night vigil with the Pope.
Day 14: Way of the Cross - No rain this time as pilgrims gathered in Blonia Park for a third night to observe the Way of the Cross.
Day 11: Krakow, am - About 3,000 people from dioceses across Australia gathered at Tauron Arena to set the tone for World Youth Day week.
Day 13: Papal Welcome - 'I love that the Pope believes in us.' Pilgrims braved the rain again to welcome Il Papa to World Youth Day 2016.
Day 12: A mercy walk - Pilgrims walked to the Divine Mercy Shrine and prayed during their first Catechesis session of the World Youth Day events in Krakow.
Day 11: Heavens open for first international WYD mass - Rain didn't dampen spirits as Polish Cardinal Stanislav Dziwisc officially opened World Youth Day celebrations with a Mass for more than 200,000 people.
A message from Pope Francis to pilgrims - There are just three more sleeps before the Papal welcome at the 31st World Youth Day.
Day 2 : Prague, am to pm - Bus 4 begin their pilgrimage in Prague. 'This sense of belonging to God’s larger family is beginning to sink in'.
WYD16: Reflection and the art of the journal - Finding a quiet space in the evenings to talk, reflect and write about each day's events is integral to the pilgrim experience.
WYD 16: The journey begins - Welcome to Sydney Catholic Schools' World Youth Day 2016 blog, where you will find news and photographs from each day of the journey for more than 560 pilgrims.