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S+L BLOG: Krakow 2016



Written by Ian Meaden and the  St. Joseph’s Basilica World Youth Day Group. Well another World Youth Day has come and gone. I find for each one I have been to that my experience was always different and there is always something new that I have taken away. Now, I could write a full length blog ...read more
When I arrived a day early, the streets of Krakow were still empty. However, you could tell something special was about to take place. Last minute preparations were overlapping with first small, spontaneous musical performances and youth trickling in with flags from around the world. When our team came together the next day, I could ...read more
[Me alongside 1.8 million pilgrims at the overnight vigil.] Written by Celine Diaz Despite the fact that I was still in my early twenties, I felt extraordinarily old coming into WYD—which was ironic, because this event was obviously for “youth”. Yet somewhere along the way, I seemed to have lost my “youthful vitality” too soon. ...read more
A month after that memorable experience of World Youth Day Krakow, Salt and Light Television is pleased to bring you a special hour-long WYD Wrap-Up show this Wednesday, August 24 at 9pmET / 6pmPT. There were so many great story lines: the World Youth Day returning to its birthplace, the city of Saint John Paul II. ...read more
Written by Joseph Ruane The word ‘Catholic’ means ‘Universal’, yet one cannot fully appreciate the universality of the Church until one attends World Youth Day. The vast crowds, multitude of flags and prayerful silences of a Mass with one million or more in attendance are unimaginable until you live and breathe this surreal gathering of ...read more
Written by Ian Meaden  “The lights of the pilgrims outnumbered the stars in the sky.” That is how my friend and fellow pilgrim, Ambrose described the Vigil evening at Campus Misericordiae. Now, I want you all to do me a favour, read ahead the next few of sentences, then close your eyes. Picture in your ...read more