Madrid in August is hot, hot, hot. We're talking two-showers-a-day hot. However, most pilgrims will be housed in group accommodation venues which means either a school gym, a community centre, or a parish hall. All spaces can sleep a large group, but don't normally house young people for a full week. These accommodation venues have been outfitted with special portable showers that can be set up when pilgrims arrive and taken down after they leave. If you're staying in a group accommodation site there are a few things you'll want to know about the showers before you pack your rubber duck.
Today and every year on February 22nd, the Catholic Church marks the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter. This feast day brings to mind the mission of teacher and pastor conferred by Christ upon Peter whi ...read more
I am extremely grateful to God for such a faith-filled, joyful pilgrimage experience with three million people from all over the world. Turbulent heat waves, rain, thunderstorms, and the sweat of thre ...read more
There aren’t a lot of things that bring Canada together; that make us feel like we are all part of this great country. I mean, do people in Vancouver feel like they are one and the same as people in ...read more
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