July 30, 2016

Day 7! Performance Day #2!!! It was fantastic! And we're exhausted. We'll post more later! 10 mile hike and overnight camping after a vigil mass with Papa Francesco!

Talks by Cardinal Dolan today along with a fantastic talk on seeing the importance of your own cross to...

July 28, 2016

Today was based around making sure we had everything lined up for our first performance of The Jeweler's Shop with Richmond Catholic Theatre.

As we woke up and assembled the troops- 7 actors, 3 camera guys from Iceberg Media, and Marcin, our fixer, we were already in a...

July 28, 2016

Today was an onslaught of awesome speakers and growth opportunities. Fueling up on the cocoa puffs once more, we left the hotel and headed for the tram for the day's events at the Tauron Arena, dubbed the Mercy Centre from WYD for the week! Today was for all English sp...

July 27, 2016

After a busy morning, we broke away from the Richmond Diocese group to check up on the theatre venue in which we're performing The Jeweler's Shop, written by JPII.  The theatre is a bit farther away from the center of the WYD experience than we expected, but it's...

July 27, 2016

Day 4, but it's only day 1 really!

Today marks the official start to World Youth Day!

Sleeping in! It was a 7:00 am wake up and we met a breakfast spread of salmon, sausage, salted crackers, cheese, meats, breads, and vegetables. Despite the hardship of so many choices,...

July 26, 2016

Third day. Big day. This post is a doozie, so buckle up!

Early morning of a 5:45am call to be on the bus for a very necessary trip to see the heinous death camps, Auschwitz and Auschwitz II/Birkenau.

The chilling reminder that the products of fear and political persuasio...

July 24, 2016

Second day, second basilica, second absolutely mind blowing experience...

Today we visited the common pilgrim location of Częstochowa. It's INSANELY impressive because it's the basilica of Our Lady of Częstochowa and INSIDE is THE ORIGINAL PAINTING of the Black Madonna....

July 23, 2016

The acting crew of Richmond Catholic Theatre has arrived in Warsaw! We visited the basilica and had Mass in the Niepokalanów chapel created by St. Maximilian Kolbe today in Warsaw.

For those of you who don't know him, he's probably one of the most bad-you-know-what sain...

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