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WYD pilgrimage will help bring blessings

Pray hard, save hard, and join me for a life-changing experience of God’s mercy.

So said the Archbishop of Sydney, Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP in his catechesis to the more than 500 young people who packed into St Mary’s Cathedral College Hall on Tuesday night for the local launch of the 2016 World Youth Day (WYD) in Krakow, Poland.

After being cancelled last month due to storms, mild precipitation failed to deter the youthful hordes, including many priests and religious, from a night of conversation, Polish vodka, Lebanese pizza and traditional dancing care of Lajkonik, a Polish dance troupe.

The theme of Krakow - “Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy”- taken from Matthew 5:7 was front and centre throughout the night, beginning with a rendition of the WYD hymn, Blessed are the Merciful.     [Full Story]




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