World Youth Day 2008

Here in Sydney this week!
World Youth Day is an invitation from the Pope to the youth of the world to celebrate their faith around a particular theme. The WYD08 theme, received from Pope Benedict XVI is:
‘You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses.’ Acts 1:8
This passage occurs after the death and resurrection of Jesus, just before his ascension to the Father. It represents the birth of the Church.

I am a volunteer WYD Homestay co-ordinator in my parish. So yesterday was flat out organising pilgrimsfor our parish – and we are going to have 8-10 young Iraqi Christian males stay with our family this week! ( It may be a week of short workouts – was thinking Jillian Michael’s set. But today will be a fun cardio – one of the Turbo Jams.)
It will definitely be a week of blessings.
P.S. My eating on Friday was terrible – I was home alone for awhile, eveyone else was out and that was scary to say the least! I had a lot of work to do for WYD . So I dealt with stress and loneliness and just plain scariness by eating a whole pack of peanut M& Ms – 1000 calories! Woah, just when you think you have emotional eating under control…

4 thoughts on “World Youth Day 2008”

  1. sending cyber-hugs and prayers … you’ll do just fine, Leonie! You are so lucky to be there … and those around you who will be touched by your spirit and love and friendliness will be doubly-blessed!Have fun and don’t worry …

  2. What a blast it will be at your house!!:-) I shall pray that one of your blessings is an instant 1000 calorie deficit to your hips…all jokes aside, I bet you MORE than make up for it with the running around you’ll do in the next week! Have a GREAT WYD week, Leonie!

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