August 18, 2016

Last night, it was our great pleasure to perform The Jeweler's Shop: a meditation on the sacrament of matrimony, passing on occasion into a drama at our home parish: St Mary Catholic Church in Richmond, VA.

This performance was extra special because Richard and I were m...

August 15, 2016

** Today's post is written by Katie Yankoski, youth minister at St Edward the Confessor Catholic Church and actor in the World Youth Day performances of The Jeweler's Shop: a meditation on the sacrament of matrimony, passing on occasion into a drama. **

I want to b...

August 1, 2016

Back to Campus Misericordiae! 

We had 7 hours to kill as we sweated our brains out and obtained very creative tan lines from the sun all day, but eventually, the sun DID go down. That's when things became bearable and then eventually pretty chilly. Pope Francis was ther...

July 31, 2016

The past 48 hours have been a whirlwind!

Yesterday's performance was truly great- we had a big audience, international perspective, and we went to mass just beforehand, which gave us the peace we needed for a beautiful show!

Production wise, all went off without a...

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 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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