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Pope tells young people not to be couch potatoes

Pope tells young people not to be couch potatoes
The July 30-31 World Youth Day vigil inspires this young adult pilgrim to act. Tyler Smith, young adult pilgrim World Youth Day is a time of simplicity.  In preparation for the final mass with the pope, we spent the night in an open field. Our dinner consisted of a pre-made, bagged meal, which we ate while sitting in a circle laughing at not b...
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Muddy jeans and sharing trinkets, fellowship and faith

Muddy jeans and sharing trinkets, fellowship and faith
Getting to the July 29 World Youth Day Stations of the Cross with Pope Francis is no easy trek for this pilgrim Elizabeth McIntosh, young adult pilgrim, St. Pius X Parish in Mountlake Terrace On Friday I represented the Archdiocese of Seattle at Stations of the Cross with Pope Francis. I'd like to say it all went smoothly and th...
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Mercy for all and papal inspiration

Mercy for all and papal inspiration
​Two Western Washington World Youth Day pilgrims blog about their July 27 experiences Kayla Arpin, youth pilgrim, Holy Family Parish in Kirkland I am so blessed to be able to share in the beauty that is happening here in Poland! Today we celebrated the opening mass for World Youth Day with more than 200,000 people. It was a crazy, busy adventure bu...
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Auschwitz's impact and the pope's birthplace

Auschwitz's impact and the pope's birthplace
Two Western Washington pilgrims write about their experiences in Poland on July 25. Auschwitz Seattle young adult pilgrims visited Auschwitz on July 25. At right is the "Pond of Ashes" at Auschwitz where cremated human remains were poured. Photo: Courtesy Young Adult Ministry Visiting the birthplace of St. John Paul II The Seattle yo...
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