"I saw them remembering who they are in the eyes of God – children. I saw the deep satisfaction they felt in settling into that identity. I saw their joy and surprise when they remembered that this was what they were made for – to play before the Father."
When's the last time you stopped for a moment to play?
Thanks to Kelley Dawson for this beautiful reminder. A reflection from her pilgrimage to Ireland.
"God bless this miserable weather. God bless this whole, ridiculous situation. God bless Phillip from Brighton. God bless my rain-soaked shoes. God bless this tongue-in-cheek father. God bless rain on Easter morning."
Read more about John Paul Lichon's story of sitting in the rain.
"We didn’t miss the procession, we just had our own version."
Read more about Erica Pereira's celebration of Corpus Christi with the Little Sisters of the Poor in Santiago, Chile.
Upcoming pilgrimages, weekly stories during the Easter season, and a survey with a raffle!
Looking around, I see pilgrims of every age, shade, dimension, and personality. Flags erected on makeshift poles gently being guided back and forth, back and forth. Pilgrims from Cambodia, France, Australia, Mexico, Nigeria, Ireland, Bolivia, Chile, the US. Countless countries I had never even heard of. Every corner of the globe is gathered on the western edge of Kraków to welcome the Pope for World Youth Day 2016.
Little do all these pilgrims know, but on this night, Pope Francis is speaking directly to me.