Saving Graces

new mercies each and every day

WYD Madrid – the going gets tough

Aug
15

With a lot of pilgrims suffering from FFS, that is Flat foot syndrome for those not in the know, as well as communal showers things are about to get interesting ;-).

 

Halala South Africa Halala!!! – WYD Madrid

Aug
14

What a celebration!!! We have just had our celebration of nations in Malaga with the OMI Youth. I really commend the OMI group for the programmes that centred around cultural celebrations. We had an incredible mass where 10 of us danced up the offertory during the international mass supported by our harmonious South African choir. We also had a cultural presentation where Waka-waka rocked the roof off! Tomorrow WYD Madrid here we come!

Liturgy of the word with the bishop of Malaga WYD Madrid

Aug
13

His grace Bishop Jesus of Malaga led us in a moving liturgy of the word.where a lot of the OMI youth participated to make it a cultural explosion of supplication to the Lord. Now if only we could figure out how to transfer pictures to a Galaxy tab then we could show you what we are up to.

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La Playa! WYD Madrid

Aug
12

La playa = the beach and we were there today! Burning our feet in sub 40 degrees watching bodies fry in the Spanish sun and fascinating passersby whilst plaiting hair. Fun was had by all.

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Finalemente!!! WYD Madrid here we come!

Aug
11

The time is 13:05. Felicity is waiting for us to jump onto her car so she can take us to the church for the last mass and for us to get on the bus to the airport. Thing is we still don’t have our passports with the visas in them. But we have faith. Even with that faith though, one cant stop y the niggle of apprehension in the pit of your stomach. What if we did not get the visas, or maybe they have not managed to collect the passports, and as we pull into the churchyard and Michele hands me mine a breath of relief escapes when I see SCHENGEN STATEN with my mug shot to the left. And before long we are off! Rushing to try and get last minute currency, checking in and boarding and over land and seas to have a long stopover in Paris (lots of sleeping) changing the airport to Orly for another flight to Malaga and voila! We are here. See easy peasy. LOL

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