L.A. youth in Madrid: Getting to know the world
Among the million-plus young pilgrims from around the world who o assembled Aug. 16-21 in Madrid to celebrate World Youth Day 2011 were several hundred from Los Angeles area parishes, who (as these photos suggest) clearly enjoyed their experience celebrating faith with their peers from around the world. Some participated in an impromptu folk dance lesson in Avila, with youth from Poland; others made friends with visitors from Australia while waiting for the Stations of the Cross; and some from St. Marcellinus and St. Anthony parishes took a break while waiting for the Stations of the Cross to begin.
Prayer of the MonthPapal intentions for November: That priests who experience difficulties may find comfort in their suffering, support in their doubts, and confirmation in their fidelity. That as fruit of the continental mission, Latin American Churches may send missionaries to other Churches.
Papal intentions for December: That children who are victims of abandonment or violence may find the love and protection they need. That Christians, enlightened by the Word incarnate, may prepare humanity for the Savior's coming.